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This bank holiday is looking like it's going to be a sunny one ☀️Please be aware of the dangers of jumping into the River Thames during the hot weather and share this information widely so we can all enjoy the river safely. ℹ️— Richmond Council () May 26, 2023


This week our Y8 students were lucky enough to visit the Buddhapadipa Temple in Wimbledon. They were welcomed by a Buddhist monk from and were given the chance to explore the grounds and participate in a meditation 🧘 Thank you for having us!— Waldegrave School () May 26, 2023


Ever wondered why we dream? 😶‍🌫️😴Prof from delved into the realm of sleep & dreams, and enlightened psychology students on what they could expect if they studied this intriguing topic at uni. 🙏for a fascinating talk!— Waldegrave School () May 24, 2023


Prof Chevalier spoke to Y12s about the interdisciplinary nature of revealing fascinating connections. From fantasy football league selections to societal decisions, economics offers valuable insights into our world.#criticalthinking— Waldegrave School () May 24, 2023


Politics students attended fascinating talk at the on 'Poverty, Populism & Hope in the 21st Century' by & also met - a perfect blend of brilliant minds of academia and the inspiring youth of Waldegrave students. 🙏— Waldegrave School () May 22, 2023


Children and young people with SEND (aged 11 to 25 years) in Kingston and Richmond are invited to the first ever SEND Youth Forum on 1 June.…Email for more information or to book on.— AfCLocalOfferKingstonRichmond () May 22, 2023


Germany Day 3: Phantasialand fun! Mr Isted and Ms Jackson LOVED it - as did the students! Fastest rollercoaster in Europe was a winner 🇩🇪— Waldegrave School () May 21, 2023


Day 4 and our European musical adventure has come to an end. Amazing playing and standing ovations, proudly representing Richmond and the UK— Waldegrave School () May 21, 2023


On concert day in Fontainebleau and students performed a programme selected by the six participating countries. Mrs O’Brien conducted PompAnd Circumstance no. 4— Waldegrave School () May 21, 2023


Day 3: We’ve been making the most of breaks from rehearsing for the big concert later. Carousel, ice cream and a royal wave from the Palace! 🍦🇫🇷🎶— Waldegrave School () May 20, 2023


Day 2: Köln. Fantastic weather, town tour, cathedral climb (589 steps!), boat cruise on the Rhein, shopping time and the Lindt Chocolate Museum. Not wasting a minute! 🇩🇪❤️— Waldegrave School () May 19, 2023


Day 2 and our students met their fellow musicians. Outstanding playing from all. It will be an amazing concert tomorrow! 🎶— Waldegrave School () May 19, 2023


Ten students have travelled to Paris then on to Fountainebleau, ready to represent Richmond in a European Youth Orchestra this weekend. Bonne chance! 🇫🇷🎶— Waldegrave School () May 19, 2023


Our Y12s had a taste of uni life this week at where they attended lectures and a campus tour. It has got them thinking about all the exciting options open to them after their A Levels! Thank you to all the fantatic St Mary's ambassadors & for hosting us!— Waldegrave School () May 19, 2023


Year 10 Germanists have arrived in SUNNY Boppard on the banks of the river Rhein and, after a 4am start, everyone is still in excellent spirits. Let our German adventure begin! 🇩🇪🌞😊— Waldegrave School () May 18, 2023


Big day ✅ Well done to all Year 13s who completed Paper 1 today! Onto the next one— Miss Flanigan () May 17, 2023


Incredible achievement 👏🏼— Waldegrave School () May 17, 2023


School is much quieter this week as we have now also said goodbye to our Y13s 👋🏼 On Friday Y13s celebrated their last day of lessons whilst dressed in their Secondary School uniform, a classic Waldegrave leavers tradition✨#LastDayOfSchool— Waldegrave School () May 16, 2023


The time has come for our Y11s to say goodbye as they leave to prepare for their but they couldn’t go without saying farewell in style!On Wednesday we saw a parade of fantastic costumes from iconic TV and movie characters to MPs and more.— Waldegrave School () May 12, 2023


As term time drew to a close to make way for this year's A Level exams which kickstart on May 15th, Waldegrave Year 11 students capped off a memorable year with the school's standout annual tradition, 'Dress Up Day'.— Twickenham Nub News () May 11, 2023

Training Bursaries and Scholarships

Department for Education Financial Incentives for ITT courses starting 2023/24

The DfE are offering tax-free bursaries of £27,000 in chemistry, computing, mathematics, and physics. Scholarships worth £29,000 tax-free will be offered in partnership with professional bodies for chemistry, computing, mathematics, and physics. A languages scholarship worth £27,000 tax-free will be available in French, German and Spanish.

There is also a £25,000 tax-free bursary for geography and languages (including ancient languages), a £20,000 tax-free bursary for biology and design & technology and a £15,000 tax-free bursary for English.

For further details please click on the link below:

Mathematics Teacher Training Scholarships

The Mathematics Teacher Training Scholarships is back for an eleventh year and there are 270 Maths Scholarships to award to those starting their initial teacher training in 2023/24, who have a passion for mathematics and want to share their knowledge with others – inspiring young minds in the classroom.

A Maths Scholarship also opens up a world of CPD, networking and knowledge sharing opportunities. This includes complimentary membership of key mathematical societies, providing access to a wealth information regarding the latest developments in mathematics and maths education to help inspire and support teachers in their role. Our continuing professional development (CPD) events provide opportunities for Maths Scholars to hear from inspirational speakers, take away resources and talk to experienced maths teachers, developing personal networks which will last a lifetime and give them confidence to progress in their career.

In addition to the above, a Maths Scholar will receive a tax-free bursary of £29,000 during their initial teacher training year.

Want to find out more?

Come along to one of our webinars where the Maths Scholarships Team will be live, talking about the Scheme and answering all your burning questions such as: how it is different to the government’s normal bursary for initial teacher training; what additional benefits do Maths Scholars receive as part of the Maths Scholarship; how can the Scheme help an ITT trainee during their initial teacher training year.

We will also be joined by a representative from an outstanding teacher training provider who will answer any questions concerning the process of applying to teacher training.  Please note that this advice is provided independently of any provider.

To sign up to a webinar, email with your preferred date from the following list:

  • 14:00-15:00  Tuesday 7 March 2023
  • 10:30-11:30  Wednesday 19 April 2023
For further information please see the Mathematics Teacher Training Scholarships website.

Institute of Physics Teacher Training Scholarships are now open!

The IOP is awarding 175 scholarships to high calibre individuals who are passionate about embarking on a rewarding career in physics teaching. 

Benefits of an IOP Scholarship:

  • £29,000 tax-free funding
  • Support to develop their physics teaching skills including continuing professional development (CPD) workshops and events
  • Networking opportunities with fellow scholars
  • Access to classroom resources
  • Free IOP membership during the teacher training year - this means having access to Physics World publications, our exclusive Career Development Hub and various special interest groups 

You can download below a copy of our: 

Application deadline
The first application deadline is on Monday 28 November, with further monthly deadlines announced through to July 2023.

We will also be running monthly webinars which provide a great opportunity for potential applicants to discover more about teaching, the scholarship application and a chance to have their questions answered.

For more information, please visit or you can contact us at


BCS Computing Teacher Training Scholarship Programme

We’re pleased to announce that applications for this year’s BCS Computing Teacher Training Scholarship Programme are open, offering successful applicants £29,000 tax free funding.

We’re looking for 2023 graduates studying for BSC in Computer Science or related subject to consider a career in teaching with support from BCS.

Along with tax free funding scholars also receive support and guidance from subject matter experts through webinars, workshops, and other CPD. We also offer a coaching programme that scholars can access throughout their training year.

Please see the Scholar Benefits leaflet for further information or if potential candidates have any questions regarding the scholarship please get in touch,