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23/09/22

Has your child had a growth spurt over the summer? That school jumper looking a bit worse for wear? Stock up on quality pre-loved uniform at the sale: in school on Saturday 24 September 10am-12pm. Got something to donate-we're happy to accept clean, quality items.

21/09/22

Teacher of Computer Science, Waldegrave School, Twickenham https://t.co/gXtsXiy75n

http://www.twitter.com/waldegravesch/status/1572605723758178304

21/09/22

Another successfully completed school improvement project - thank you to who have done a magnificent job of fitting these new windows! https://t.co/UP0r5KcefZ

http://www.twitter.com/waldegravesch/status/1570692110252408834

16/09/22

Team building on the Thames? What better way to start Y7! Thank you to and Thames Young Mariners for the kayaking, raft building and other fun activities. By the end of next week over 200 Waldegrave girls will have taken part. https://t.co/ysEiypOHGl

http://www.twitter.com/waldegravesch/status/1569735863420227585

13/09/22

Retweetd From AfCLocalOfferKingstonRichmond

Places are filling up on the SEND Futures conference on 12 October. Join us if you are the parent or carer of a child or young person with special educational needs and or a disability in Kingston or Richmond. https://t.co/PFHUfNtJxu https://t.co/oBuHQPT26n

13/09/22

Teacher of Science, Waldegrave School, Richmond upon Thames https://t.co/DfNHwwUF3v

13/09/22

Retweetd From Department for Education

Monday 19th September will be a Bank Holiday to mark Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s State Funeral. Schools and colleges will be closed for the Bank Holiday. https://t.co/T3DtHiBKgp

http://www.twitter.com/waldegravesch/status/1569367859008262144

12/09/22

Retweetd From Safer Schools

We have recently been made aware of a phishing scam circulating popular messaging app WhatsApp, known as the 'Hi Mum' scam. We encourage you to read our article for guidance on identifying phishing scams and how to deal with them if you have been targeted: https://t.co/oxx04dp9cm https://t.co/OwLo8sCzmw

http://www.twitter.com/waldegravesch/status/1568193568614891520

09/09/22

All at Waldegrave are commemorating the remarkable life and mourning the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II today. We are taking time to reflect on her resilience and sense of duty, in special assemblies, and thinking of her family in their grief. Rest in Peace Ma’am. https://t.co/uD5LfhuOTl

http://www.twitter.com/waldegravesch/status/1567213274722193408

06/09/22

Here is a sneak peek inside our lovely new Sixth Form Learning Centre. A huge thank you to and Woodland Commercial Ltd for their astounding work in bringing this together in time for the new school year. Students are excited to start using their new study zone! https://t.co/jDyQFLompx

05/09/22

A big thank you to - our new signs looks fantastic! Navigating around school is so much easier for students, staff and visitors https://t.co/91KpHshTjj

http://www.twitter.com/waldegravesch/status/1566777560092082176

05/09/22

A warm welcome to our new Y7s who started with us today! The students spent the day doing ice breaker games to get to know each other and a treasure hunt to familiarise themselves with the school. They all left with happy smiles! https://t.co/UKEun9wHhl

25/08/22

Retweetd From Kingston&RichmondEBP

Best of luck to all students getting their results today!! Remember that doing your best is always enough 🥇 & don’t forget… if you would like support with employment/further education after finishing school, including with maths & English, feel free to get in touch! 📚

http://www.twitter.com/waldegravesch/status/1561648066922516480

22/08/22

Retweetd From AfCinfoKingstonRichmond

Worried about your results or have you not achieved the qualifications you hoped for? Our exam support helpline is open, speak to one of careers advisers about your concerns. For more information please visit our webpage: https://t.co/EuUJeIP9mb ☎️ https://t.co/tvYuAne6IM

http://www.twitter.com/waldegravesch/status/1560298864204201985

18/08/22

Retweetd From AfCinfoKingstonRichmond

Not achieved the grades you'd hoped for this summer? Our exam support helpline is now open. The helpline will be open from 18 to 31 August 2022. For more information please visit our webpage: https://t.co/EuUJeIP9mb ☎️ https://t.co/qXqcM3ZuhQ

18/08/22

Absolutely! We didn’t have permission to name her until just now but thoroughly deserved!

18/08/22

Record number of students accepted to Oxbridge this year: Tomi, Florence, Emily, Ella, Silvia, Arden, Amalia, Lili (Oxford), Poppy (Cambridge). Also congrats to Milly & Flora (Medicine), Amelie & Bryony (Veterinary Science), Allegra (Unilever apprenticeship). Well done!

http://www.twitter.com/waldegravesch/status/1560202439604723712

18/08/22

A fantastic set of A Level results: 24% A*, 53% A*/A, and 80% A-B. We couldn’t be more proud of each and every one of our students! A true demonstration of their academic ability and resilience. https://t.co/OOt1cqItta

14/08/22

Retweetd From Sport In Richmond

We're looking for athletes aged 11 to 17 who live and go to school in to represent Richmond in the TCS Mini London Marathon Championship event on 1st October 2022. Find out how you can apply to be part of our team: https://t.co/3oWmQbwx7r

http://www.twitter.com/waldegravesch/status/1558445356144136192

13/08/22

Retweetd From Richmond Council

Despite the ongoing heat, please do not be tempted to jump into the River Thames. The Thames is a dangerous river. Don't gamble with your life. ℹ️ https://t.co/PqoFh532KL https://t.co/xAqKjZ4Lg6

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 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 and Activities Autumn 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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