The school is incredibly proud of the award; the nature of World Class Schools organisation means the students are world class, not the staff, which makes it such a wonderful achievement.The fact that our World Class students, who are formed through their years with us, is the most pleasing accolade for every member school community as a whole.
World Class is an award open to Ofsted Outstanding Schools, who initially have to meet a set of rigorous criteria with regards to their student outcomes. Following this the students complete a 20 page self-audit of the school and submit a video of “A week in the life” from the student perspective. The final challenge was to complete, with two other schools from across the country, a group project designing a learning environment of the future, including research, promotion, budgeting, modelling and finally presenting to a hall full of peers and industry experts.
A wide range of students were involved in the project throughout the student body and three year 12 students represented the school in Reading, London; James Conn, Jack Kennedy and Matthew Lockey.