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05/07/22

Economics students had a fantastic trip to the visiting Institute of Banking & Finance to explore how to develop their commercial skills and university options followed by a trip to the to see the history of trade in London. https://t.co/9Rptt4q8LX

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05/07/22

So proud of our U13 Cricket team who were runners up in the County finals today. An amazing achievement particularly as 80 schools from across all the London Boroughs took part in this event. https://t.co/5FgUIz0Ju6

05/07/22

Retweetd From Richmond SSP

Good luck to the U13 girls cricket team who are playing today in the county final at Kenton Cricket Club- go girls!

05/07/22

Best of luck to the students from Waldegrave and who are playing in the U13 Cricket team in the County final of the Brooks MacDonald Cup at Kenton Cricket today!

05/07/22

Student Officer, Waldegrave School, Twickenham https://t.co/AtqRkeJLft

05/07/22

Graduate Sports Assistant, Waldegrave School, Twickenham https://t.co/0lr5hzyJuF

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04/07/22

Move up Monday for our new Y7 intake- met their tutor, had music & language lessons, played bench ball (a Waldegrave favourite!) but best of all met lots of new friends! https://t.co/yA1SGu18dx

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04/07/22

Retweetd From Safer Schools

We have been made aware of a new, high-risk feature Snapchat have added to their app, called 'Meet up'‼️ Read our article to find out more about this new feature, the risks involved and advice for keeping young people safe 👉 https://t.co/0VpB72n87k https://t.co/U4vMzUjqeD

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04/07/22

Retweetd From Parents' Voice

Is your child feeling or worried? 's 7 ways to support children & young people who are worried may help manage anxiety. Download the booklet here: https://t.co/PfRFE1xZ6q. https://t.co/cQ5kegraVq

04/07/22

Retweetd From Richmond Nub News

The monthly vigil to highlight and challenge violence against women and girls is being held this evening on Twickenham Green. https://t.co/QoeC4idavQ

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04/07/22

Want to write a blockbuster but don’t know where to start? Looking for new story lines or characters? This workshop is just what you need- tomorrow Tues 5 July 6-8pm at Waldegrave https://t.co/3fo79VvzuD

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30/06/22

Retweetd From AchievingForChildren 🇺🇦

Planning summer holiday activities for your children? Check out the great range of activities for 10-19 year olds at a youth centre near you: https://t.co/SUHwULHIlB https://t.co/uivWhstvgA

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30/06/22

So proud to have been achieved the Attachment Aware Schools Award. But the journey continues ↗️ https://t.co/YKEklz0Fcf

29/06/22

Thank you so much for coming. Our students loved hearing from you! https://t.co/ygoCoSLQIu

29/06/22

Waldegrave, English teachers participated in a creative writing workshop led by . Eye-opening to see the creative process from students' perspective; now feeling inspired to try out new strategies & activities.

http://www.twitter.com/waldegravesch/status/1541865252303904769

28/06/22

Retweetd From St James's Catholic Primary School

Yesterday, Year 3 children took part in a fabulous French Picnic in Radnor Gardens. A group of Year 8 and Year 9 students from came to lead the activities and songs, accompanied by the amazing Fifi La Mer on her accordion. https://t.co/CCZ1KMTrWM

24/06/22

Another set of goodbyes today this time to our Y13s many of whom have been with us since Y7! We have loved seeing all of them blossom into young adults & are so proud of them for their resilience and drive. Wishing them much luck for the next exciting stage of their lives!

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23/06/22

We said a fond farewell to our wonderful Year 11s this afternoon. A fantastic event organised by Mr Sharp and Ms Larsson and featuring some inspirational speeches, particularly from our guest and Head Girl Zoha. Thank you to everyone for making it so memorable👏🏻🥹 https://t.co/hK75hye1r2

23/06/22

Thank you so much much for your thought-provoking and empowering message 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 https://t.co/J82vFmfFqG

23/06/22

Retweetd From Richmond Nub News

Much of Richmond, Twickenham and Teddington has been declared a no go zone for rowdy groups of teens today - Thursday. https://t.co/QTeLuHbiIM

What Do We Do?

After School Activities

Please see our enrichment timetable below for regular weekly sessions before and after school. There will also be a number of other initiatives across the year led by departments that will be advertised through lessons, google classroom and assemblies.

We are aware that after 18 months of interruption and social distancing, teachers and students have missed the chance to take part in clubs and societies. Waldegrave has a strong offer, run by our own staff, and we hope your child will take part in at least one enrichment activity a week.

Enrichment Clubs & Activities Summer 2022

Educational Visits

Educational trips are widely used to enhance the curriculum and to extend experience. Previous trips have included the theatre, music events, Hampton Court, universities, competitions, English immersive days, technology trips, art galleries, photography expeditions, geography and biology field trips and a maths PGL as well as ski trips.

Student leadership KS3 and 4

  • From Year 11 we elect students leaders and one of their roles is to head up the school council with representatives from every form class. This is a committed team of students from all year groups, who represent views of the student body at meetings. Staff seek students’ feedback on a wide range of issues, and students thereby shape school policy and procedures. Elected School councilors represent the school at the Richmond School Student Council who contribute to local decisions.
  • Around April in Year 10 our students apply for prefect positions for the following year. Approximately 75% of students have a role such as Year 7 buddy, music prefect or canteen prefect. 
  • Within form classes the students are elected to roles that include: council rep; eco rep; charity rep and sports captain.
  • The house system offers significant leadership opportunities through the role of house captains.

Examples of Other Opportunities at KS3 and 4

  • Approximately 75% of students in Year 9, 10 and 11 complete their bronze Duke of Edinburgh award, and a significant number go on to complete their silver award. 
  • All Year 11 students have the opportunity to achieve the Waldegrave Mayor’s Award (through volunteering their time and by completing a challenge)
  • All students actively engage in charity work within their houses or the whole school. Each house has their own charity and we also support national campaigns and international campaigns. Fundraising takes place throughout the year involving fun activities. As well as raising money the students take an interest in the activities of the charities they support and also engage with the community through harvest boxes, and visits to some of our elderly neighbours.
  • Waldegrave enter teams for a wide variety of sports competitions and tournaments. Students participate through clubs. Some of our most popular sports are rugby, football, netball, rounders, and athletics, cross country.  
  • Clubs and Activities: Activities vary year on year as the offer relies much on staff volunteering their time. These are usually timetabled for after school and the schedule is publicised on the school website. I
  • Students who study music may opt to have lessons from our peripatetic teachers during the school day (on a paid basis)
  • Gifted linguists in Year 9 have the opportunity to study a second language (Spanish or German) after school (on a paid basis)
  • Opportunities come up during the year where students can step up and challenge themselves. Examples are through the BBC News Report; the Rotary Young chef; and competitions in art; photography; debating; science and design as well as the great Waldegrave Bake-off.

The Enrichment Programme at KS5

During Year 12 (Wednesday afternoons) students are offered a choice each term to widen knowledge of the arts and cultural events; to be involved in sports or exercise for fun; to develop a special interest through a club or society; to engage in community project or fundraising activities. Many activities are facilitated by our own staff but some exploit benefits of wider partnerships with coaches and external visitors. The programme includes a range of competitive sports, the boy’s rugby team are sponsored by a local Twickenham company, and at time of print are unbeaten this season! We have also launched a girls rugby team and Sixth Form netball team.

Examples are:

  • Competitive Sports
  • Debating
  • Gallery Visits
  • Martial Arts
  • Music Performances
  • Oxbridge focuses events and support
  • Public Speaking
  • Recreational Sports
  • School Leadership visits
  • Theatre visits
  • Visiting Speakers
  • Volunteering in the local community

The EPQ (Extended Project)

The EPQ carries UCAS points equivalent to half an A level and each student can elect to complete the course. It is not taught in classes but students have a mentor and some group teaching is done during the study periods. The course runs autumn to Easter of Y13.

Leadership and Other Enrichment Opportunities

Waldegrave Sixth Form values voluntary service and students are expected to complete a minimum of 30 hours, thereby developing their sense of community, responsibility, leadership and moral purpose. We have developed local bonds with primary schools, residential homes, and charity shops, to name a few.

In Sixth Form a small but significant team of students are elected to develop leadership skills through representing that student body. These students are elected in Year 12 and form an important part of the whole school council and student voice in the sixth form. Sixth form students are invited to volunteer to represent the school at events throughout the year such as the sixth form open evening and Year 11 information evening.


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