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.

Already underway, we are pleased to publish the Spring Term Master Learner Calendar. Opportunities representing a wide variety of challenging, and aspirational experiences are available throughout the term across subjects. With a range of selective and open-to-all prospects, we encourage families and students to explore as many of them as possible to enrich and enhance their potential.  Where will the MLP take you?

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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


- May 23
☀️🌻"Here are some snap shots of the beauty and increasing range of bio diversity nurtured daily by our Sustainable Ambassadors at a very warm Twickenham School." ~ Mr Tabron#TwickenhamSchool #AspireAchieveEnjoy #Twickenham #Whitton #Hounslow #Feltham #Richmond— Twickenham School (@Twickenhamsch) May 23, 2024
- May 22
💡"Teachers showcased the power of group work at this week's Teach Meet. Every fortnight, they share strategies and examples of effective pedagogy to inspire and maintain excellent work. We love supporting staff in incorporating proven methods into their lessons." ~Ms Thackeray— Twickenham School (@Twickenhamsch) May 22, 2024
- May 22
🧮 Today is #NationalNumeracyDay! Maths is vital in our lives in many ways. Mr. Grantham has written a great piece on its importance and how it impacts our students' futures! #TwickenhamSchool #AspireAchieveEnjoy #Twickenham #Whitton #Hounslow #Feltham #Richmond— Twickenham School (@Twickenhamsch) May 22, 2024
- May 21
🎭"Year 9 Master Learners and staff had a great time watching Machinal at the @OldVicTheatre! Thank you to all staff and students who helped make it such a fun evening!" ~ Ms Green#TwickenhamSchool #AspireAchieveEnjoy #Twickenham #Whitton #Hounslow #Feltham #Richmond— Twickenham School (@Twickenhamsch) May 21, 2024
- May 20
💜 "Year 9 students were recently involved in a series of workshops on raising awareness of and preventing violence against women and girls. They have been sharing what they have learned in assemblies. Well done!" ~Ms Green #Twickenham #Whitton #Hounslow #Feltham #Richmond— Twickenham School (@Twickenhamsch) May 20, 2024
- May 19
📖"Year 8s have been visiting @omniatwickenham to read with Year 3 students as part of a programme. The pupils were fantastic ambassadors, hearing the younger children read, helping them to understand new vocabulary as well as discussing the stories that they read." ~Ms Wilson— Twickenham School (@Twickenhamsch) May 19, 2024
- May 18
🗣️"@Humanutopia came back for their final visit and worked with our Year 7s with the help of our Year 9 Heroes. The day was filled with teamwork and mentoring. This mentorship program has played a crucial role in uniting the school community." ~Ms Riordan— Twickenham School (@Twickenhamsch) May 18, 2024
- May 17
"Year 9 students trained to be Heroes with @Humanutopia. Pupils applied to take part and by doing so were able to learn the skills they needed to help make a positive change. They were then given the opportunity to practice their new skills with @omniatwickenham!" ~Ms Riordan— Twickenham School (@Twickenhamsch) May 17, 2024
- May 17
"The islands of Wranglestone are safe, but when the lake freezes over there's nothing to stop 'them' from crossing the ice."#ReadertoReader - Muhammad in Year 9 recommends Wranglestone by Darren Charlton.@darrenrcharlton @walkerbooksuk #twickenham #whitton #feltham #hounslow— Twickenham School (@Twickenhamsch) May 17, 2024
- May 16
"Year 11 GCSE PE students doing some speed revision in preparation for their exam! You've got this!📃" ~ Mr Hayes#TwickenhamSchool #AspireAchieveEnjoy #Twickenham #Whitton #Hounslow #Feltham #Richmond— Twickenham School (@Twickenhamsch) May 16, 2024
- May 15
Amanvir in Year 10 showing off great high jump technique with a scissor kick as they start a term of athletics! 👟#TwickenhamSchool #AspireAchieveEnjoy #Twickenham #Whitton #Hounslow #Feltham #Richmond— Twickenham School (@Twickenhamsch) May 15, 2024
- May 14
Our Year 8 historians are exploring the way people in Great Britain lived from 1750 through to the 19th century. We discussed the impact of the Industrial Revolution and how Britain became one of the most powerful countries in the world 🏭. #Twickenham #Whitton #Hounslow— Twickenham School (@Twickenhamsch) May 14, 2024
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