The World Class Schools Quality Mark
World Class Schools Quality Mark (WCSQM) is a charity and national awarding body. We support schools to become World Class and accredit schools as World Class. We are not a conventional quality mark or assessment process. We assess the pupils, not the school, against a framework of skills, competencies and characteristics that young people need to flourish in an emerging global economy.
We are interested in recognising schools where students are World Class wherever you put them, beyond the school, in any given situation. Parents want to know which schools ensure that their children reach their full potential; 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 provides parents, universities and businesses with what they want to know. These schools provide the best for their students. Once World Class, schools in the network work together to give opportunities to their students regionally, nationally and internationally that they could not offer in isolation.
We believe all young people have the potential to be World Class, and every school has World Class students. To support these students and this potential, we provide a subscription and accreditation process.
Schools using the app which have a significant student cohort demonstrating World Class skills and competencies can apply for the World Class School Quality Mark accreditation.
Once World Class, schools in the network work together to give opportunities to their students regionally, nationally and internationally that they could not offer in isolation.
Highlights from our assessment centre at Houlton School