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21/10/21

Staff and students wore red today in support of ♥️ Photos to follow…

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21/10/21

Retweetd From Teddington RFC

NEW players wanted to join our Junior Girls Rugby Team (Yr 7&8). Join weekly fun + friendly training sessions with RFU accredited coaches. Rugby is great for developing friendships, confidence, teamwork & fitness. Contact us 📞07971 980996 💻junior-girls.co.uk https://t.co/F6vZtVkw7Y

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20/10/21

Retweetd From Hampton High

Stream Safe: There are a number of programmes on Netflix which are not suitable for young children. Please have a look at the Safer School's Safe leaflet below which will help guide you how to add parental control settings to the streaming platform, Netflix. https://t.co/XblUVKTOHY

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19/10/21

Sixth Formers attended Schools Climate Action event at Stowe where they used VR sets to glimpse classrooms of the future, listened to talks by Energy Secretary Ed Davey and ultraswimmer Neil Agius, participated in a mock Cop26 and ate a zero waste lunch https://t.co/KFlYZ5OqqR

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19/10/21

Retweetd From Refuge

We’ve just launched our interactive tool which highlights commonly used devices that abusers use to exert control over their partners. It replicates a typical home setting and provides warning signs and ways to secure devices: https://t.co/NTaw8zVU5R https://t.co/54c87TYjEm

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18/10/21

Retweetd From OrleansHouseGallery

Orleans House Gallery is pleased to be partnering with Marble Hill House this year to deliver some free activities for schools inspired by the gardens at Marble Hill and Henrietta Howard. For details visit: https://t.co/tFsQL31hx1 https://t.co/p4S4HpnktH

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18/10/21

Last week our Y10 students were treated to a gripping performance of An Inspector Calls by Hampton Hill based The Globe Players. They are studying the play as part of their GCSE English Literature and it was a great opportunity for them to see the play come to life on stage. https://t.co/9o0BPZF5rc

15/10/21

Well done to the Waldegrave Y9 and Y10/11 netball teams who both won their matches against Teddington School yesterday. There was a high level of skill from both schools with the scores being: Y9 22 - 5 and Y10/11 21 - 11.

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14/10/21

Retweetd From CEOP

Our children may not always tell us about their relationships online, but if you , you might be surprised what you find out. Head to our Facebook page (https://t.co/znAA4RVFJu) tomorrow to watch the first episode of our new series . https://t.co/8uGAt1WUUS

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14/10/21

Retweetd From Richmond Council

[NEWS] We will once again be supporting families entitled to free school meals with vouchers over the October half term and Christmas holidays. Over 3,800 kids locally have so far received vouchers during the holidays since October 2020. Full details: https://t.co/oF5av06BC3 https://t.co/JnJIqC4KwD

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12/10/21

Last week Y10 and Y11 Waldegrave students wore jeans and fundraised for Jeans for Genes, a charity making a difference for children affected by genetic disorders. They raised an impressive £407.27! Well done all. https://t.co/jHQA4JhaB2

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11/10/21

Retweetd From UN Women

Listen up girls: No matter what they tell you; No matter how often they question your abilities; You are and You've got the power to do anything you set your mind to Happy ! https://t.co/5ml2jBLFjk

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11/10/21

Retweetd From Girlguiding

On International , we’re smashing stereotypes, breaking barriers and celebrating the fact that girls can do anything 💪 https://t.co/TeFZ9dI6F2

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11/10/21

Retweetd From World Health Organization (WHO)

Today is International  !   When girls are able to   👧 make decisions 👧🏿 stay in school 👧🏽 prevent pregnancies 👧🏻 access health services equally,   they can transform their future, and be the power of change.  👉https://t.co/79fBeDZFOx https://t.co/QCDYBtsTY7

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11/10/21

Retweetd From YoungMinds

If your child tells you they’re struggling with their mental health, here’s what you can do next. https://t.co/9nv5ZHpZEZ

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11/10/21

Retweetd From OrleansHouseGallery

Working with students at and , artist has designed and painted this mural in Twickenham. Well done to all involved. Get involved with Orleans House Gallery and join our Teachers’ Art Forum: https://t.co/V1dRFTP5eD https://t.co/3AIHHSlvDl

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10/10/21

Retweetd From YoungMinds

This , spend 20 minutes having a conversation about mental health with your child. Here are some conversation starters you can use. https://t.co/ujpzCmIRBB

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08/10/21

Retweetd From Bryony Benge-Abbott

‘Take the time to notice what we have in this world, what it is we are losing and how beautiful nature is.’ A message and a mural designed by students, inspired by research, supported by , sponsored by . Painted by yours truly. https://t.co/p0qNRpbQVO

08/10/21

Our Sixth Form Open Evening is taking place on Wednesday 20 October. Come and see what it's like to study A Levels at an Outstanding Ofsted rated Sixth Form. For more information on how to apply and to book tickets visit https://t.co/H47MzpjGtB

06/10/21

We were so thrilled to be involved! 🤩 https://t.co/TEborkLXRo

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 and Activities

Educational Visits

Educational trips are widely used to enhance the curriculum and to extend experience. In 2016-17 we ran over 130 trips including 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. We run some foreign trips including ski trips and have begun to offer adventure trips – currently planning Borneo in 2019 and Botswana in 2020. 

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. In 2017-18 the activities include: several orchestra and choirs, drama, art, maths drop in, science, photography, yoga, citizenship, design, enterprise and a wide range of sports clubs including tennis and trampoline.
  • 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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