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04/08/20

Retweetd From YouthOutLoud

We love this illustration by about how to tap into your happiness chemicals! From a bike ride to simply hugging a family member there are lots of ways to increase the amount of happiness chemicals your body produces. Anyone fancy a piece of dark chocolate? 😌 https://t.co/BELDu1K8Ed

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03/08/20

Retweetd From Action for Children

If you feel as though you're at a loss for where to turn as a parent during these difficult times, we're here to help. Parent Talk offers free, down-to-earth information and advice for parents of children aged 0-19. https://t.co/Y7sM2AgbXR https://t.co/3bVsEldCPD

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03/08/20

Retweetd From YouthOutLoud

🌟Reminder🌟 The Kingston and Richmond Youth Council want to hear from you! The link is: https://t.co/32R2VyZtuA  The survey closes this Friday- 7th August 2020.   Have your voice heard! 🗣 https://t.co/PGQmtTdBqh

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30/07/20

Retweetd From YouthOutLoud

Happy Thankful Thursday! The trick is... when you are feeling glum... take a closer look.. there really is ALWAYS something to be thankful for 🙏 The BEDROOM that I have to tidy. 🙏The FOOD on the dishes that I have to clear off the table 🙏 The SUN that I have to shade from https://t.co/QIyVz8acCK

28/07/20

Retweetd From YouthOutLoud

Have you checked out yet? This week the playlist encapsulates the term RESILIENCE 💪🏼 We love it! Go check it out on and search Kooth_uk. 🎧

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27/07/20

Retweetd From YouthOutLoud

Wake up and do all that you can... ...to stay happy ...to stay safe ...to stay motivated ...to be the best version of you. There is a hub of resources on our website https://t.co/njeyc8mkEQ (link in our bio) on the ‘find help’ tab to support you for https://t.co/7LN3g1NVtI

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25/07/20

Retweetd From Richmond Council

A new youth survey has been launched looking at the health and wellbeing of children and young people during the pandemic. Have your say: https://t.co/5cqFXY5GZy https://t.co/tiOvlqNUc2

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23/07/20

Retweetd From Richmond Music Trust

Join us for our FINAL Living Room Session of the summer tomorrow at 6pm! It's our biggest session yet featuring RMT students from The Russell and The Queen's School, Kew🎶 Set your reminder now: https://t.co/uThFOUDdZW https://t.co/2soMrV6mS0

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23/07/20

Retweetd From Anti-Bullying Alliance #AntiBullyingWeek

After so much upheaval in children's lives recently, alongside we've put together a 'Restorative Thinking and Positive Relationships' course for parents & carers on how to manage conflict at home over the holidays and beyond: https://t.co/2q74U19S9f https://t.co/5df8cMA6H8

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20/07/20

Retweetd From Richmond Council

Many children will be spending more time online this summer as they stay home and social distance. If you want to talk to your child about the risks of sending or receiving nude images, click here: https://t.co/H9QcEsrymA https://t.co/m1yAOlxXhZ

17/07/20

Thank you! 😊 https://t.co/7shNHytxuL

17/07/20

We’ve finally reached the end of the weirdest and most difficult of school years. Our students and staff have shown remarkable resilience and adaptability and we’re so proud of them. We wish all of our Waldegrave families a very well-earned break. Have a great summer!

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16/07/20

Retweetd From YouthOutLoud

This Covid-19 guidance for young people is made BY young people 😃 This fantastic, informative illustration was drawn by in collaboration with the . We think its brilliant... check it out! 👀 https://t.co/xeC2Ij0NvY

16/07/20

Waldegrave summer concert is here! Enjoy😊 https://t.co/acYf8FrJB8

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13/07/20

Retweetd From AchievingForChildren

Young people living or studying in Richmond - please tell us what you think about your wellbeing. Complete our survey for a chance to win £50! https://t.co/bn7lriBD1q https://t.co/a74h7vevz4

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13/07/20

Retweetd From YouthOutLoud

Did you know... some of the fantastic youth centres in Richmond & Kingston boroughs are now able to run bookable activities at their centres😃 Places are limited (for reasons of safety) so we suggest you head over to their Instagram pages or the AFC website and check it out! https://t.co/sCq7RQR6Dj

11/07/20

Retweetd From YouthOutLoud

The Kingston and Richmond Youth Council want to hear your voice! They are interested in what you think about: 📌your local area 📌your school 📌your safety 📌thoughts around the COVID-19 The survey link is  https://t.co/32R2Vzh4Ta

10/07/20

Retweetd From Sue Wallman

My daughter's headteacher wrote in her school report that she was bossy. She was 6. I asked how many boys had the word bossy in their school report & wasn't given an answer https://t.co/nd9GABpnWH

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10/07/20

Retweetd From Richmond Music Trust

We have a great selection of brass, guitar, piano and vocal performances featuring in tonight's Living Room Session! Tune in to see RMT students from 🎶 Join us at 6pm: https://t.co/uThFOUDdZW https://t.co/jFzHLlgGhI

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09/07/20

Retweetd From Richmond Council

[NEWS] Families in Richmond upon Thames are being urged to check if they qualify for free school meals. Check if your family is eligible: https://t.co/S8P0Z9nGAc 🍽️ https://t.co/dK942gULA1

FAQ's

What is the sixth form like?

Waldegrave Sixth Form is a friendly co-educational sixth form of 280 students offering a wide range of A Levels and excellent pastoral care. Selected vocational courses, GCSE or equivalent, will also be offered. Students have an outstanding tutorial programme and a wide range of extra curricular activities, trips, visits and work experience that will set our students apart when applying for university. Waldegrave Sixth Form students are separate from the school but they have the opportunity to take on leadership roles in the wider Waldegrave community that will help prepare them for their next steps. 

Why should students study in the sixth form at Waldegrave?

Waldegrave has a reputation for outstanding teaching, care and guidance for our current students and this excellence will continue into the sixth form where students will have the opportunity to study with staff who know them well and are highly qualified subject specialists. There are state of the art new facilities fully equipped to provide for the needs of the sixth form.  We believe that the wider experiences and enrichment offer is central to our ethos. We want our sixth form students to work hard and play hard because they should enjoy learning, feel empowered and achieve great results.

What is the timetable like?

Students will choose three A levels across two years of study?  Students will have two hours of enrichment every week in Year 12 and 1.5 hours of tutorial time for study skills and PHSE.  Each student will also have work periods on their timetable and they will be expected to work in the study base during this time. The school site will be open until 6pm Monday to Thursday for study support and use of the library and IT facilities.

What is Waldegrave doing about the changes to A Levels?

At present we continue to expect all students to study three subjects. Most subjects will sit their A Level exams at the end of Y13.  A smaller group of subjects will continue to run the AS course with an exam at the end of Y12 and then continue the A level in Y13.   For more information on this topic click here. 

What extra activities will be on offer?

There are considerable additional opportunities for students in the sixth form which include competitive sport for boys and girls, recreational sport, enrichment clubs, AS Extended Project, AS Critical Thinking, university visits, master classes, debating society, charity and community projects and cultural enrichment. Visits to theatres, galleries and museums will form a rich thread through the Waldegrave Sixth Form experience. All our sixth form students take part in work experience and job shadowing to help them make critical decisions about their future careers. There are also a range of team sports, elite coaching and personal fitness opportunities for sixth form students to access across the year. Students are able to work towards the Sixth Form Mayors Award which will recognise their committment to involving themselves in the life of the school, the local community and their personal development. 

What is the sixth form building like?

The Waldegrave Sixth Form block includes a café, social and study areas which has excellent ICT facilities. It includes a new 4 court sports hall and some refurbishment of areas across the school. The sixth form block is for students in Year 12 and 13.  Waldegrave Sixth Form students may have some specialist lessons, such as music or art, in the main school. We have recently opened a new Performing arts block with specialist facilities for Music, Drama and Dance.

Will there be careers advice?

Specialist careers advice is given. Planning for successful progression to university, training or employment form the backbone of the sixth form experience. Additional coaching is provided for applications to competitive universities such as Oxbridge and The Russell Group and courses in medicine, dentistry and veterinary science. Students are supported through this process carefully so that they can make informed decisions and prepare for the next step.  Each study programme includes employability skills, knowledge of the labour market and specific work experience that links to each students career or HE pathway.

Will there be computers that students can use in school to study?

There are IT suits, Lap tops and PC's in the sixth form study area for use by students in and out of lessons. Students are allowed to bring their own devices into school.

Are there boys?

Yes, both girls and boys can apply for a place in the sixth form. We will continue to admit only girls into Years 7 to 11.

Are current Waldegrave students guaranteed a place?

No, there are places for 140 students, including boys, in each year. There is an admissions policy including full criteria for oversubscription. Please see document on the right of this page.  

Will there be a Head of Year?

Mrs Page is Director of Sixth Form.  Ms Shearman is Associate Head of Sixth Form, Ms Pugh is Head of Year 12 and Mr Bannister is Head of Year 13.

Will sixth form students be in a tutor group?

There sixth form tutor groups which offer excellent pastoral care with a programme of activities to inform, support and guide students through sixth form life. Tutor time is an important part of the study programme and will include academic monitoring, study skills, well-being and a range of issues that relate to life after sixth form.

Is there a uniform?

No, but there is a smart dress code.  We expect students to dress smartly in the sixth form and they have the same dress code as other adults in the school.

Can students bring phones to school?

Yes, we will have clear guidance on phones so that they do not disrupt lessons. 

Can students bring laptops to school?

Yes, there will be secure internet access in the new sixth form building which will also be developed across the school.

Can students park cars on site?

There will be NO PARKING for students on site or in the surrounding streets. This was a planning condition for opening the sixth form that students continue to use public transport or walk so that we do not impinge on our neighbours. Transport links are excellent with nearby Strawberry Hill and Fulwell rail stations or bus routes 281, 490, 110, H22, 267, 290, R70.

Can students smoke at school?

No, we do not allow staff or sixth form students to smoke on site.

How do I apply?

Students wishing to apply for September 2019 should apply on-line via UCAS Progress from Monday 1 October. Please check the school website nearer the time for more advice. The closing date for applications is Friday 11th January 2019