Master learner programme

Twickenham School students are encouraged to challenge themselves in every lesson, and through a variety of enrichment opportunities. We expect, with the guidance of skilled teachers and leadership, all our students to strive for the best outcomes and become Master Learners.

What is the Master Learner Programme?

The Master Learner Programme (MLP) has been designed to help guide students in their transition to further study, to develop academic and transferable skills and reach beyond their GCSE targets.

The experiences timetabled within the MLP programme enables all students, in all years, to achieve their full potential, including more able provision which is embedded to provide a vast range of opportunities to ensure our most able students thrive.

All students are welcome to participate in Master Learner activities and the below strategies are used to nurture every student; supporting and accelerating learning and personal growth. Subject teachers however will identify students who have shown particular potential in their subject area and invite them to participate within the programme.

How students access the Master Learner Programme

When joining Twickenham School, all students have instant access to the programme through:


  • Teacher intervention and high challenge
  • Challenging and engaging content
  • Opportunity for leadership and varied groupings
  • Mentoring and extension.


  • Broad range of interests and skills sets are encouraged
  • Masterclasses and expert professionals
  • Local, national and international experiences
  • Access to Russell Group university visits and opportunities
  • Careers guidance from Years 7 to 11.

Supra curriculum

  • Additional qualifications
  • Sponsorships across a range of subject areas
  • Private and personalised tuition opportunities
  • A Level tuition and college experiences with our partner schools including Hampton Boys, Esher College and Richmond College.

Each term the Master Learner calendar is published bringing new challenges and fresh starts to ensure that all students have something to strive towards and challenge themselves with.

We are pleased to launch our Autumn Master Learner Programme 2022 for the most ambitious students at Twickenham School. With something for everyone, we are already pleased to see students challenging themselves inside the classroom and beyond. In addition to our comprehensive enrichment programme, these opportunities provide further challenge and depth to our curriculum ensuring students benefit from a wealth of academic and professional experiences. Aspire, Achieve, Enjoy.

We have been thrilled to see many Master Learners show initiative in their studies both inside and beyond the classroom, however for those that have not yet participated - there is always time to get involved!

For further information about activities please view the Master Learner calendar below.

Examples of Master Learner activities

Master Learner opportunities are updated throughout the year, however below is a sample of some of this year's activities open to students.


  • Literary Lunch
  • Poetry by Heart Competition in collaboration with Drama
  • A Level Taster sessions (Year 10)
  • Wider reading lists found on Learning Journeys
  • Torch Magazine contributions and editorial team


  • UKMT competition
  • Elite mentoring; Level 2 FSM Additional Maths Qualification


  • Crest Award
  • STEM club
  • 6th form masterclass links

History and Geography

  • Young History book critic -  book review of historical fiction
  • BET Climate Conference (KS3)
  • Green Plan It


  • Poetry by Heart Competition in collaboration with English
  • Richmond Upon Thames Parliament Square Performance


  • Twickenham School Dance Company (TSDC) performance for IGNITE
  • RUTC Master classes
  • Royal Opera House trip; Romeo and Juliet Ballet with live orchestra


  • Richmond Music Trust tuition
  • Royal Opera House trip; Romeo and Juliet Ballet with live orchestra


  • FTSE ‘Fantasy’ Fund Manager


How we ensure our students are supported

Designed to support and accelerate learning and personal growth, Twickenham School families will receive communication, resources and support both for 'at home' and external opportunities.

For further information about the Master Learner Programme - please access the resources below. If you have any questions or queries please contact Mrs Thackeray.


Master Learner Programme Brochure


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Autumn Master Learner Calendar 2023 19th Oct 2023 Download


- Nov 27
🥋 "On Friday our students took part in a Master Learner trip to @busen_trust in Twickenham to learn key judo skills and when to use them! Thanks to the great instructors at Bu'Sen" ~ Mr Hayes— Twickenham School (@Twickenhamsch) November 27, 2023
- Nov 25
Here's part one of a series of fantastic headshots of our Annie actors, photo credit goes to Hermione - Great job! 📸#actor #acting #schoolplay #schoolproduction #twickenham #hounslow #feltham #whitton #richmond @bournetrust— Twickenham School (@Twickenhamsch) November 25, 2023
- Nov 24
This week we've been transported back to 1930s New York by our spectacular school production of Annie Junior! A massive well done to all the actors, dancers, stage crew, creative team, directors and volunteers - thank you to everyone who helped this dream show a reality!— Twickenham School (@Twickenhamsch) November 24, 2023
- Nov 23
Our Year 9 artists have been practicing typography, focusing on form, colour and 3D effects to make their fonts really stand out! 🎨#typography #font #graffiti #art #twickenham #hounslow #whitton #feltham #richmond— Twickenham School (@Twickenhamsch) November 23, 2023
- Nov 22
⚽ “Our U13 Boys have secured their place in the third round of the national football cup with an exciting 6-5 win. A fantastic achievement, and we wish them well in their next game!” ~ Mr Partridge ⚽— Twickenham School (@Twickenhamsch) November 22, 2023
- Nov 21
"Double, double toil and trouble; Fire burn, and cauldron bubble!" Our students were transfixed by an incredible performance of Macbeth by @OrangeTreeThtr - thank you for such an inspiring and impressive production!#Aspire #Achieve #Enjoy #Twickenham— Twickenham School (@Twickenhamsch) November 21, 2023
- Nov 20
Congratulations to Laura, Yasmin, Zainab & Suhana (Year 11) who competed in the Rotary Chef competition at Waldegrave School. The Richmond Mayor was present to sample the food and applauded the high level of skill demonstrated. We couldn`t be prouder of them!@LBRUTMayor— Twickenham School (@Twickenhamsch) November 20, 2023
- Nov 18
Anti-Bullying Week has seen assemblies, tutor activities and even a bake sale dedicated this year's theme: 'MAKE A NOISE ABOUT BULLYING!'#antibullyingweek #twickenham #hounslow #whitton #feltham #richmond— Twickenham School (@Twickenhamsch) November 18, 2023
- Nov 17
Introducing the main cast of Annie! We're really looking forward to our upcoming shows and seeing all the incredible talents of our actors, musicians and creative team. Tickets are available on sQuid - get yours before they run out!#theatre #acting #twickenham #hounslow— Twickenham School (@Twickenhamsch) November 17, 2023
- Nov 15
Calling all TS artists...There are just 2 weeks left to get your designs submitted! So read the instructions on the poster, stick on Wham! (is it too early?) and get your Christmas creativity on! 🎄#christmascard #artists #twickenham #whitton #hounslow #richmond #feltham— Twickenham School (@Twickenhamsch) November 15, 2023
- Nov 14
"In Maths we've been working on algebra. Mr Partridge has been showing us how to group like terms to simplify equations." ~ Zayn, Year 7#mathematics #maths #twickenham #hounslow #whitton #feltham #richmond— Twickenham School (@Twickenhamsch) November 14, 2023
- Nov 13
♟️Fancy yourself a #grandmaster? Beat our Chess Club President, Ryan, and you'll be well on the way! Chess Club is every Friday lunchtime in S72♟️#chess #twickenham #hounslow #whitton #feltham— Twickenham School (@Twickenhamsch) November 13, 2023
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