World Class Schools Quality Mark
World Class Schools Quality Mark

The World Class Schools Quality Mark is the new standard in education for schools who have moved beyond outstanding.

World Class Students
World Class Students

World Class Students have the skills and dispositions to succeed in the global environment of the 21st century.

World Class Opportunities
World Class Opportunities

The Quality Mark works with World Class partners from higher education, industry and the third sector.

Assessment Framework
Assessment Framework

The Quality Mark framework defines what constitutes a World Class student.

The Schools
The Schools

Schools that achieve the World Class Quality Mark will be in a position to rival the best schools internationally.

The First World Class Schools
The First World Class Schools

'Early Adopter' schools set the standard for World Class.

The World Class Schools Quality Mark

Many secondary schools in England already judged 'outstanding' by Ofsted have moved beyond this judgement. They have improved student progress, aspiration and achievement to such an extent that their standards rival those of the best schools internationally.

These schools need recognition. Parents want to know which secondary schools in the country are exceptional; universities want to know which schools are most successful at preparing students to excel in higher education; businesses want to know which schools are developing the brightest potential employees. The World Class Schools Quality Mark will provide parents, universities and businesses with what they want to know, and enhance England's internationally esteemed reputation for secondary education.

Testimonials

There are occasions in life when something comes along that matches perfectly with your current thinking. The World Class Schools Quality Mark is a great example of this.[...]

Alan Gray - Headteacher, Sandringham School

The mark perfectly summarises the qualities we value and work hard to develop in students at Ashcroft.[...]

Monica Austin, Headteacher, Ashcroft High School

Our All-Through Trust is thrilled to be one of just eight inaugural recipients of the World Class Schools Quality Mark, recognising as it does our forward looking approach and the truly impressive all-round education it is providing for young people aged from four to sixteen.[...]

Vicky Neal, Headteacher, Bury St Edmunds County Upper School

Being awarded the WCSQM has been great for our academy. The students are especially proud and the staff delighted too. It is fantastic to receive such high recognition for everyone's hard work, dedication and achievements.[...]

Cheryl Day, Headteacher, Clapton Girls' Academy

Claremont is delighted to be amongst the first group of schools to receive this award and see it as an endorsement of the school's vision of 'helping all its students reach their true potential.[...]

Terry Malloy, Headteacher, Claremont High School

We are delighted to be awarded the World Class Schools Quality Mark. The award is recognition for our fantastic students and staff and the hard work they do every day at Wren.[...]

Michael Whitworth, Headteacher, Wren Academy