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01/03/24

A great day of sport yesterday with our U14 Rugby team competing in the 7’s Tournament at and our U15 Cricket team competing in the Outer London Finals. Fantastic play from both teams and especially from our players of the tournament Eve HP 🏉 and Aditi A 🏏 pic.twitter.com/d0IV5uH3hI— Waldegrave Sports () February 28, 2024

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28/02/24

🏛️Dr Efi Spentzou from recently hosted a number of workshops with our students exploring Erysichthon's tale, unraveling themes of greed & hubris. Their visionary plan? Optimising green spaces on our school grounds. Thank you for helping us shape a greener future!🌱 pic.twitter.com/MyOtfdcKgk— Waldegrave School () February 28, 2024

21/02/24

Count us in🙌 We can’t wait to see everyone else there! Don’t miss out on the fun, buy a ticket on ParentPay today before they sell out!🤩 https://t.co/q9gWOAVL6y— Waldegrave School () February 21, 2024

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07/02/24

In celebration of yesterday, we’re sharing essential tips for parents for promoting internet safety at home. Read below to find out how to help create a safer digital environment!💻🔒 Head over to our Instagram for our top tips for students! pic.twitter.com/0id42L6I46— Waldegrave School () February 7, 2024

06/02/24

So far this half term we have had some fantastic performances at our tournaments!🥇Year 9 & 10 6-a-side Borough Football ⚽️🥇 Year 7 Borough Rugby 🏉 🥈Outer Borough Cricket Finals 🏏 🥈Year 8 Borough Rugby 🏉 pic.twitter.com/JZP6WVDQSW— Waldegrave Sports () February 5, 2024

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05/02/24

So far this half term we have had some fantastic performances at our tournaments!🥇Year 9 & 10 6-a-side Borough Football ⚽️🥇 Year 7 Borough Rugby 🏉 🥈Outer Borough Cricket Finals 🏏 🥈Year 8 Borough Rugby 🏉 pic.twitter.com/JZP6WVDQSW— Waldegrave Sports () February 5, 2024

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31/01/24

Waldegrave Medical Society gained invaluable insights from Dr. Kaamil Farooqi's recent visit. During his talk he discussed his current job at Inspire Dental as well as answering questions about dentistry careers and giving his top interview prep tips!🌟#Dentistry pic.twitter.com/PkXZoKVtyl— Waldegrave School () January 31, 2024

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31/01/24

Following Year 10’s Speak Out workshop, students delivered their speeches to our Year 9s, where Emilia and Uma emerged as the winners. They will represent Waldegrave at the Richmond Regional Final in March. Good luck! pic.twitter.com/ZXya4sdHUx— Waldegrave School () January 31, 2024

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31/01/24

🎉 Well done to the group of students who tackled the Oxford University Computing Challenge earlier this month! Their computational and logical thinking skills were on full display. Well done to everyone for their dedication and hard work!💡 pic.twitter.com/fIBa49r7si— Waldegrave School () January 31, 2024

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31/01/24

Our Year 10 students recently delved into the world of bioengineering at !🔬 From exploring hand biomechanics to understanding backbone shape and ventilator physics, they embraced with enthusiasm. Proud to inspire future women in science!👩‍🔬 pic.twitter.com/NvhhsgQlfS— Waldegrave School () January 31, 2024

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31/01/24

Our Year 9 students had a profound experience at Richmond Synagogue as we marked . They listened to Agnes Kaposi's remarkable journey as a Holocaust Survivor, embracing values of citizenship, dialogue, and diversity. 🌟 pic.twitter.com/79EPCWgcoB— Waldegrave School () January 31, 2024

31/01/24

🎉 Wrapping up an eventful first month of the Spring Term and 2024! 📚 From engaging guest speakers to exciting field trips, our students have been on a roll! Stay tuned as we share some of the fantastic moments we've shared at Waldegrave this month. — Waldegrave School () January 31, 2024

30/01/24

Fantastic to welcome over 130 musicians from seven partner schools for the 2024 ISSP Music Day. Looking forward to a wonderful day of music making!🎺🎻🎶 pic.twitter.com/LXOGvIQcTr— Hampton School Partnerships () January 30, 2024

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30/01/24

Fantastic to welcome over 130 musicians from seven partner schools for the 2024 ISSP Music Day. Looking forward to a wonderful day of music making!🎺🎻🎶 pic.twitter.com/LXOGvIQcTr— Hampton School Partnerships () January 30, 2024

26/01/24

‼️ talks politics with Waldegrave School students ‼️The former Blair strategist and spoke to about world affairs, democracy, his career and mental health 👇https://t.co/V5oFHeq1Jm— Twickenham Nub News () January 26, 2024

26/01/24

‼️ Alastair Campbell talks politics with Waldegrave School students‼️The former Blair strategist and host spoke to about world affairs, democracy, his career and mental health📚Tap to find out more👇https://t.co/fa3Wqu8rci— Teddington Nub News () January 26, 2024

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26/01/24

‼️ talks politics with Waldegrave School students ‼️The former Blair strategist and spoke to about world affairs, democracy, his career and mental health 👇https://t.co/V5oFHeq1Jm— Twickenham Nub News () January 26, 2024

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26/01/24

‼️ Alastair Campbell talks politics with Waldegrave School students‼️The former Blair strategist and host spoke to about world affairs, democracy, his career and mental health📚Tap to find out more👇https://t.co/fa3Wqu8rci— Teddington Nub News () January 26, 2024

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24/01/24

A huge thank you for visiting us and delivering an inspiring talk to our students today! Your discussion on and resonated with our students. Your time and passion are greatly appreciated!🙌✨ https://t.co/ZOkM5qsF9W— Waldegrave School () January 24, 2024

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04/01/24

Did you have a fantastic festive break?🎄Share your favourite holiday moments with us in the comments!✨As we step into the New Year, we wish you all joy and success. We are excited to welcome everyone back for the Spring Term starting this Monday!🌷💖#2024NewYear pic.twitter.com/TcA5LBzK9A— Waldegrave School () January 4, 2024

PTA

Welcome to all parents and carers. The PTA is a great way to make friends, meet other parents and support this fantastic school. However much you want to get involved, please come along to any PTA meeting which is advertised in the weekly  newsletter or contact our Secretary for more information. 

The PTA values your views and you can support us in lots of ways, such as:

School Fund

The school fund is collected through the PTA which is a registered charity (Charity Number 297288) so that we can reclaim gift aid at no extra cost to you. For every £1 you donate we can get an extra 25p in reclaimed tax if you are a UK tax payer, making your donation go even further. Thank you to those parents who have already donated to the school fund your generosity has enabled the school to provide the school planner, rewards, other extra activities and resources which cannot be funded from the revenue budget.

If you haven't already donated and would like to please click here 

Donations and Gift Aid 

The funds raised by us parents is essential. Together we can support our children’s school, by giving regularly through Kindlink. This allows the PTA to budget with these resources and support the outstanding work at Waldegrave constantly and with a long-term strategy and vision. This is a voluntary request. But please consider, for the price of a cup of coffee a week, we can, together, have a huge impact on the continued excellent schooling provided at Waldegrave.

Donate here. If you are a UK tax payer you can Gift Aid your donation which means the PTA can claim back the tax. You only have to fill it out once but you do need to let us know if your circumstances change

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You may have noticed that we no longer ask for standing order donations for the school fund. For efficiency and GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) compliance, we now use Kindlink which is just like other donation websites but with a big difference: Kindlink keep their fees to a minimum. You can elect to donate “regularly” or as  a “one-off”.  You don’t even need to be a parent to donate!

What’s in it for you:  

  • Stay anonymous (if you would like) 
  • You only need to put your address in once for gift aid
  • You can keep your credit/debit card points or cash back

What’s in it for the PTA:  

  • Less card handling fees 
  • Gift Aid automatically collected and settled every month 
  • No paper = No secure storage requirements = GDPR compliant
  • Gift Aid declaration consent checked at donation = GDPR compliant

What’s in it for the school

  • Less fees = more money to spend 
  • Frequent Gift Aid settlement = funds available quicker 
  • Less hassle for the school office to inform the PTA weekly of ParentPay payment details
  • Less paper to store on behalf of the PTA = less storage costs 

For ticketed fundraising activities, we will not be able to move away from ParentPay, but with your cooperation the gift aid process can be essentially cut out from the Treasurer’s workload. A VERY BIG thank you to all who already donate via Kindlink you are a star. If you never have or are contemplating it, please give it a try.

CASH4COINS

Here at Waldegrave School we're busy fundraising by collecting old British or foreign coins and notes, even obsolete currency. Once all the currency has been collected we send it to www.cash4coins.co.uk who exchanges it into cash we can use.  The bucket is at the school reception and will be there all year so keep it coming please.  Over the last five years this has raised nearly £2000!

How is the money spent?

Teachers' Wish Lists

Teachers were asked to draw up a Wish List of equipment across the school which would enhance their teaching. Applications were made for items to a value of £250, £500 or £1000. The PTA were able to provide funding for a wide variety of items from art supplies, electronic tablets, Orange Tree Theatre performance, online memberships, resources and subscriptions, digital cameras, keyboards, revision guides, science equipment, basketball and netball posts, visualisers and various kitchen equipment for Food Tech!

Aside from the Teachers' Wish List the PTA were also able to put money to other items that the school could not budget for. Replacement furniture for the 6th Form Block, tablets for student learning, PE crash mats, a new band-saw for the DT dept., funds for a parent engagement app. and author visits for Book Week. The PTA also provided funds for the refurbishment of the old school office into a Conference/School Council Room and the two counselling rooms, also money towards a new piano and a revision training session for the Year 11s.

As of 30/6/20 the parents have donated £17,619 to the school fund this academic year, this is down by £9422 from last year. The PTA keeps back 8% of donations (£1409), any Gift aid (£3895) and together with our PTA fundraising efforts - Comedy, Quiz Night and Bingo, teas at events, Christmas tree sale, raffles, Cash4coins and Waldegrave Winners - (£8469 this is down by £6375 compare to last year) we have funded £7250 worth of items for the school and, with extra fundraising by the PTA treasurer, bought 2 rowing machines for the school rowing club and funded the purchase of a second hand piano for the school.

PTA meetings 

Please check the PTA section of the school newsletter for the next PTA meeting date or check the latest minutes in the DOWNLOADS section of this page. The meetings are very informal and there’s no obligation to commit to anything. They are usually held in the school from 7.30 to about 9pm often on a Tuesday or Wednesday.

PTA Committee and Contacts

If you would like to get in touch to raise any issues or ask any questions, please contact the Secretary 

The current Committee are:

Chair - Vacant Email: PTA@Waldegravesch.org 
Co-Chair - Vacant
Secretary - Rachel Williamson
Treasurer - Nataliya Zadora
Data Protection Officer - Mark Given

PTA AGM

The Waldegrave PTA AGM is held in Spring usually at the end of February. A small but perfectly formed group of parents and teachers attend for the purposes of the Chair's report, the Financial report from the Treasurer for the past financial year and confirmation of the Committee roles for the next financial year. Existing Committee members may choose to continue in their roles but nominations  for all the posts are welcomed and voting takes place at the meeting. See the Chair's report and the Minutes of the last AGM in the DOWNLOADS section on this page for more details.

Fundraising

Raise money by shopping online

If you shop online regularly via the website thegivingmachine.co.uk there will be no cost to yourself but the companies will make a small donation to the school. All the major supermarkets and shops are there from Amazon to B&Q. It is easy to sign up as follows:  

  1. Go to thegivingmachine.co.uk
  2. Click on Join and then click Join as a Giver
  3. Click Find Beneficiaries and then enter Waldegrave and search
  4. Click choose next to Waldegrave School and then SAVE
  5. You will then be asked to enter your details i.e. name, email, postcode and a password to register.
  6. You can then go shopping!

You can also sign up to www.easyfundraising.org.uk/ or on Amazon, https://smile.amazon.co.uk/, select Waldegrave School as our chosen charity and start shopping!

Quiz Night 

Around £2000 is raised at the annual Quiz night which is usually held in March. Many thanks to all the volunteers who help to make the evening happen and to those parents and teachers who attend, whom without there would be no event.  

Comedy Night

Comedy Night is always a roaring success. This is an 18+ event that takes place in the Autumn term. The comedians raise the roof with (raucous) laughter and this year we managed to raise over £3000 for the school.  Many thanks to all of you who attend this event, supporting the school whilst enjoying an evening out and even more thanks to our Comedy Night co-ordinator and wonderful team of volunteers. 

Christmas Tree Sale

In December we hold our annual Christmas tree sale, selling top quality non-drop Nordmann Fir trees, we also sell festive goodies and treats. 25% from every tree sale goes directly to the Waldegrave School fund. We sold more trees than ever in 2020 and raised £1,330.

Bingo

The PTA presents Bingo Nights in September exclusively for the new Year 7 families, and acts as an icebreaker and an opportunity for newbies to Waldegrave to meet.  These are fun, family evenings open to students and their parents.

Summer and Christmas Raffles

The PTA usually hold raffles at Christmas and again in the Summer, these are hugely popular and fabulous fundraisers. The 2021 Christmas Raffle raised an amazing £3755 whilst in the Summer Draw a further £3240 went to the school fund. With thanks to our benefactors who donated prizes (The Ivy Café, Chatora, Ristorante Del Posto, Osteria Pulcinella, WWWT London Wetland Centre, Waterstones, Knights Basketball, Prince Albert pub, Oliver Bonas, Pins & Needles, Real Drinks, Grace and Flora, Richmond and Rose Threatres) as well as many donations from parents.

PTA Refreshments at School Events 

The PTA provides drinks and snacks for students and parents at school events such as the Primary Induction Evening, Y7 Welcome Afternoon, Summer and Christmas concerts and Parents' Consultation Meetings and other School Open Evenings. All profits go towards PTA projects such as buying the equipment listed in the section above: ‘How the money is spent!’,  so please come and support us.

PTA Data Protection Privacy Policy

Waldegrave PTA is the Parent Teachers Association of the Waldegrave School located in Twickenham, London.  It is a registered charity, number 297288.  This policy covers how Waldegrave PTA treats personal information that it collects and receives.  Personal information, is information about you that is personally identifiable like your name, address, email address or phone number, and that is not otherwise publicly available.

Waldegrave PTA collects personal information to facilitate the process of parents: making donations to the charity, claiming gift aid on those donations, entering a lottery that supports the charity and on occasion recording attendance at events and meetings.

We do not rent, sell or share personal information about you with other people or non-affiliated companies except to ensure donations are processed, when we have your permission.

We will use reasonable efforts to ensure that your personal data is not disclosed to regional/national institutions and authorities, unless required by law or other regulations.

We may update this policy. We will notify you about significant changes in the way we treat personal information by placing a prominent notice on our web site.

If you have any questions or suggestions, please contact the PTA Data Protection Officer via the SecretaryPTAWaldegrave@hotmail.co.uk