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  • Waldegrave School
    Fifth Cross Road
    TW2 5LH
  • Head: Mrs Philippa Nunn
  • T 020 8894 3244
  • F 020 8893 3670
  • E
  • W www.waldegrave…
  • A state school for girls aged from 11 to 18.
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Richmond-Upon-Thames
  • Pupils: 1,320; sixth formers: 290 (80 boys)
  • Religion: Non-denominational
  • Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
  • Ofsted:
    • Latest Overall effectiveness Outstanding 1
      • Outcomes for children and learners Outstanding 1
      • Quality of teaching, learning and assessment Outstanding 1
      • Effectiveness of leadership and management Outstanding 1
    • 1 Full inspection 18th January 2007
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

What says..

A calm, glamorous presence. Parents are all big fans. ‘She’s fantastic. She’s a real person. Very approachable. As a mother of two girls she really understands.’ Quality of teaching is excellent. ‘They’re all so dedicated. I can’t fault them,' said one parent. Achievements are recognised at assemblies throughout the year and at Celebration Afternoons. Year 7s all learn the recorder and in year 8 they get the chance to play the ukulele.  When we visited we were blown away by the bird sculptures made in art lessons, inspired by their sister school in Madogo, Kenya...

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What the school says...

Appointed as one of the first 100 Teaching Schools in the country in 2011. Converted to an academy 2012. Co-Educational sixth form opened September 2014.

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2015 Good Schools Guide Awards

  • Best performance by Girls taking Additional Mathematics FSMQ at an English Comprehensive School (Free standing Maths Qual Level 3)



What The Good Schools Guide says


Since 2006, Mrs Philippa Nunn, BSc from UCL in zoology, MA in educational management from Greenwich, PGCE and NPQH (50s). Appointed a National Leader of Education in 2011. Married with two daughters at local state schools. Was previously head of the Holt School in Berkshire, an all-girls 11-18 comprehensive. Started teaching science in 1987. Currently teaches ICT.

A calm, glamorous presence. Parents are all big fans. ‘She’s fantastic. She’s a real person. Very approachable. As a mother of two girls she really understands.’ Some staff have been teaching here for more than 25 years, which 'adds strength to the ethos of the school'. Introduced a house system to promote a greater sense of loyalty and belonging and to enhance student leadership opportunities.

A keen sports enthusiast,...

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Special Education Needs

At Waldegrave we believe pupils with special educational needs should be offered full access to a broad, balanced and relevant education, including appropriate access to the National Curriculum. The ethos of our school supports the aims of the Disability Discrimination Act. The school has an accessibility plan. Although the site is not yet fully accessible to all pupils with physical disabilities, we are making improvements as funding permits. All teachers in the school share the responsibility for identifying and responding to the special educational needs of all pupils. All teachers are teachers of pupils with special educational needs. A variety of methods is employed to meet the wide range of pupils needs: modification of materials, provision of individualised structured programmes and the use of a range of teaching methods as well as differing degrees of support. Use is made of the Learning Resources Centre and flexible learning methods. 10-09

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Aspergers Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
English as an additional language (EAL)
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class
HI - Hearing Impairment
Hospital School
Mental health
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment
Natspec Specialist Colleges
OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability
Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
PD - Physical Disability
PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty
SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health
SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty
Special facilities for Visually Impaired
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
VI - Visual Impairment

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