World Class Schools Quality Mark

The World Class Schools Quality Mark is the new standard in education for schools that have gone beyond the limits of national inspection frameworks.

World Class Students

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

World Class Opportunities

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

Assessment Framework

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

The Schools

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

Award Winning Alumni

Congratulations to our World Class student
Elif Karanis nominated 2020's Rising Star at
the DSC Social Change Awards.

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The World Class Schools Quality Mark

WCSQM is a charity concerned with developing the skills, competencies and characteristics young people need to thrive in an ever changing global economy.

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We support schools to ensure that every pupil, regardless of their back ground, has the opportunity to develop World Class characteristics.

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Our Mission

We accredit schools whose students have successfully developed World Class characteristics with our Mark. Through unique real-life work experiences, access to a lifelong peer support network and cultural opportunities that take them beyond their local community, we give World Class students the confidence to overcome socio-economic barriers to recognise and achieve their potential.

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Theresa May

I am happy to join my hon. friend in congratulating the whole team at Morley Academy on receiving the World Class Schools award, which I think shows the work that the GORSE Academies Trust is doing to drive up excellence and improve outcomes for pupils.

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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.

Every school UK wide and internationally, can subscribe to our BeWorldClass app which gives students a platform they can use to identify and demonstrate their World Class characteristics.

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


Our Latest Schools

It is the calibre of the student which proves the calibre of the school. If the school is truly World Class then the students will be able to own and demonstrate World Class qualities.
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