World Class School Celebration

We are excited to announce that on Friday 13th December 2019 we were awarded the World Class Schools Quality Mark (WCSQM).  Some of our fabulous pupils collected the award at annual WCSQM Awards Ceremony, hosted by Cambridge University at Lady Mitchell Hall. The Awards Ceremony celebrated accrediting schools, as well as individual students from World Class schools UK wide in recognition of their outstanding achievements in 2019.

Now in its sixth year of accreditation, WCSQM has awarded the mark to a further 17 non-selective state secondary schools and seven primary schools, from around the country. All of the new schools have demonstrated that their students are truly World Class through their successful participation in the rigorous assessment process.

WCSQM assessment required us to demonstrate that our pupils were capable of compiling comprehensive evidence in support of our application. All schools must exceed a challenging threshold in their Key Stage 2 or 4 performance before being invited to apply. Our children developed a compelling case for accreditation through a detailed audit of our school's capabilities and produced a video submission in support of our application.   The children also participated in an assessment centre event, where their performances were measured against a challenging framework.  They certainly did us very proud.

 

Miranda Perry, Director of WCSQM.

WCSQM is a charity created for and driven by World Class students. The assessment process is very much student led and student centric, and this year we were once again amazed by the tenacity, drive and work-readiness exhibited by the students of these applicant schools. They were a credit to their schools and a testament to the truly World Class education provision they offer .” 

The Awards Ceremony saw World Class school leaders, staff, students and their parents from across the country come together to enjoy an afternoon of talks and workshops including an essay writing workshop led by Cambridge University’s Faculty of English lecturer Phil Knox, a talk on Cambridge admissions by Dr Glen Rangwala, Director of Admissions Trinity College Cambridge,  and presentations from World Class alumni students, World Class school leaders and the event sponsor, DPR, giving students and staff the opportunity to try their award-winning Dynamic Progress Reporting system. The sessions preceded an evening of prize giving, accompanied by performances from talented World Class students and a keynote talk from the event’s host, Dr Phil Knox. As well as awarding this year’s accrediting schools, there were awards across a number of categories recognising students' World Class achievements in 2019, including the essay writing competition and individual student achievement award.