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Lord Wandsworth College

Long Sutton
Hook
Hampshire
RG29 1TB

T: +44 (0)1256 862201

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ISC ID: 56951


Head

Mr Adam Williams (Head Master)

Boys - age range:

Day: 11 to 18

Boarding: 11 to 18

Girls - age range:

Day: 11 to 18

Boarding: 11 to 18

Size

614 pupils

Lord Wandsworth College case studies (19)

Youth Club Project

Partners

  • Lord Wandsworth College
  • Treloar School, Alton
  • Community work/fundraising
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Impact of partnership work done in 2018 (ISC annual Census 2019)

  • 2 state schools involved
  • 50 to 100 state school pupils involved
  • 107 staff hours given

Impact Statement

IMPACT STATEMENTS
Sporting Partnerships
Ongoing
• The LWC Sports department run a variety of partnership projects throughout the year with several local schools. Rugby is offered in the autumn term, hockey in the spring term and athletics in the summer term. Schools also have access to the swimming pool. The aim of these project is to share the College's sporting expertise with children from the local area and introduce the pupils to sports they might otherwise not have the chance to try. These coaching sessions are free to pupils.
• Years 3-6 from Long Sutton Primary School visit LWC once a week and the sessions last an hour. Our experienced College sports staff run these sessions as well as 6th Form pupils who enjoy the leadership opportunity.
• For rugby and hockey the pupils come to the College and for athletics, our staff use the primary school's fields. We provide rugby balls, hockey sticks, hurdles, bibs and other training equipment.
• Long Sutton Primary’s Head Teacher reported that ‘Our children benefit from receiving specialist coaching and tuition from LWC staff through these clubs. These types of opportunities inspire and challenge our children to consider their own aspirations and to develop talents and interests. Hockey matches against other local schools on the all-weather pitch, refereed by LWC staff, were particularly enjoyable and motivating for our children.’
• Long Sutton’s older year groups benefit from regular swimming lessons using LWC's pool and learning from specialist swimming teachers.
• These sporting partnerships also run with Bentley Primary School.
• Our swimming facilities are also made available to St Mary’s Junior School, Old Basing.
Volunteering Partnerships
Ongoing
• LWC pupils volunteer at Treloars School, Alton and have taken part in their Sports Day for the past two years working closely with staff and students to gain valuable insight into the challenges facing their pupils. They took part in several activities including wheelchair tennis and swimming blind folded.
• A group of LWC Outreach Ambassadors make a weekly visit to Bentley Lodge Care Home visiting elderly residents, taking time to read to them, engaging them in craft activities, chatting and sharing stories. Pupils have commented that they really enjoy their time here and are looking forward to welcoming a group of their residents to the production of Grease later this term.

Educational software development project
November 2018
• LWC ran their educational software development programme again with a group of A Level Computing students. The project was created to give them the opportunity to apply their learning to a real life, practical setting, to support primary school curriculum objectives and to build closer links with partner schools.
• The children at Long Sutton Primary really enjoyed interacting with the LWC 6th Formers. They knew that their opinions and ideas were valued and could make an impact on the project. They could see their views had been incorporated into the software as the programmes were changed and improved after each visit, based on their feedback.
• The mixture of boys and girls aged between 7 and 9, were very responsive to the LWC students and all the children volunteered to test the programmes.
• Long Sutton commented that the students from LWC were fantastic role models to the younger children, were smartly presented and polite.
• The children were really pleased to be part of the project and it had a positive impact in raising self-esteem and providing an aspirational example to follow. The programmes also helped to improve aspects of the National Curriculum such as using money in real life contexts and sentence punctuation.
• Long Sutton Primary have asked to be part of the project again in the future and this is planned for next year.

CCF Partner project
Ongoing
• LWC run a weekly CCF training programme with the Costello School.
• Every Friday CCF cadets from both schools train together at Lord Wandsworth College.
• There are also several external trips throughout the year notably to the Lake District and Folkestone.
• The purpose of the project is to strengthen relationships between the two schools as well as providing an environment for cadets to grow in confidence, build greater resilience, learn new skills and provide leadership opportunities.
• Positive impact has been noted in the additional numbers joining the CCF from both schools and a number of the older cadets now doing their Junior NCO training.

Impeded Partnerships
Approaches have been made to Crondall Primary School offering sporting partnerships but the school has not taken up these offers.


Community Partnerships
Music community partnerships:
• LWC musicians will perform a charity concert at Pathfinders for Patients in Odiham in November 2019.
• Farnham United Reform Church – there are lunch time recitals from individual LWC musicians, choirs and soloists (GCSE and A Level).
• Odiham Church Carol Service – local Long Sutton residents attend this event each year.

Other community partnerships:
• Further enhancing LWC’s close links with Long Sutton Primary, they recently held their first Dance Festival in the purpose-built LWC Dance Studio, which brought a sense of occasion, and students from the College provided expert judging. There are also opportunities for their pupils to be inspired by positive role models through lunchtime specialist talks from LWC students and performances from music and drama students.
• LWC have worked with Long Sutton on two other clubs, Performing Arts and Latin, using LWC's specialist facilities.
• Long Sutton residents from the local community attend LWC’s termly programme of Enrichment talks and lectures.
• Our annual Remembrance Service is also well attended by our local residents.
• LWC pupils take part in an annual leaf clearing project at All Saints Church, Long Sutton.

Each year we offer up to 10 scholarships and awards at each entry level.  Scholarships can be honorary or carry a financial reward of a 5% or 10% reduction in the annual fees.  Scholarships can be augmented by a means tested bursary.  The maximum fee remission available via a scholarship + bursary is a 50% reduction in the annual fees.

All pupils applying for a scholarship or bursary must have taken our entrance tests and been offered a place.

Applications for awards must be made by 1st December in the year prior to entry.

The following scholarships are available:

At 11+
Academic Scholarships, Performing Arts Scholarships (Music Specialism, Drama Specialism, Dance Specialism or a Combination) and Sport Scholarships.

At 13+
Academic Scholarships, Performing Arts Scholarships (Music Specialism, Drama Specialism, Dance Specialism or a Combination), Sport Scholarships and All Rounder Awards.

At 16+
Academic Scholarships, Performing Arts Scholarships (Music Specialism, Drama Specialism, Dance Specialism or a Combination), Sport Scholarships and All Rounder Awards.

FOUNDATION AWARDS

The Lord Wandsworth Foundation helps to fund places at LWC in conjunction with other trusts and charities. We aim to award seven places for Year 7 entry each year (depending on funding available).  Awards in other year groups are subject to availability.

Awards are means-tested and reviewed annually.
Priority is given to children who are bereaved of one or both parents.

Preference is given to children who were born in the UK.

Children who have lost the support of one or both parents through other circumstances e.g. divorce, disability or mental ill health, are also eligible to apply.

The child needs pastoral care and a supportive, structured environment in which to thrive.  He/she must be able to cope academically, integrate socially and contribute to the College community.

The parent must not have remarried or be cohabiting.         

In addition to the above criteria entry in 6th Form requires a minimum of six grade 5s at GCSE (or equivalent) preferably with at least a grade 7 in the subjects to be studied at A Level.    

How to apply?

Please register your interest by contacting the Foundation Award Manager: foundation@lordwandsworth.org 

Our application process opens in April. Completed application forms and supporting documentation must be received by latest 1st October in the year prior to entry. We welcome applications as early as possible. 

A Home Visit will be made to discuss your application and financial situation in more detail.

Candidates are invited for testing and will sit entrance tests in Maths, English and Verbal/Non-Verbal Reasoning and take part in an assessment day. Parents/guardians will have an interview.

Offers of places and awards are notified to parents/guardians in February.                                        

 

 

 

  • Academic scholarships
  • All Rounder awards
  • Art scholarships
  • Drama scholarships
  • Music scholarships
  • Sport scholarships
  • Sixth Form scholarships
  • Sibling discounts
  • Bursaries for new entrants
  • Hardship awards for existing pupils

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