Shortlist for WCSQM School of the Year 2021 Revealed

Shortlist for WCSQM School of the Year 2021 Revealed

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We are delighted to announce our shortlist for the World Class School Quality Mark School of the Year, sponsored by ClickView

All of the schools in our network are World Class.  Our School of the Year exemplifies and role models what it means to be World Class with typicality and consistency. 

Berkeley Academy, Hounslow primary

Bluecoat Wollaton Academy, Nottingham secondary

Bosworth Academy, Leicester secondary  

Featherstone High School, Ealing secondary

President Kennedy School, Coventry secondary

St Albans Girls’ School, St Albans secondary

The Ashley School, Lowestoft special

Weatherhead High School, Wallasey secondary

Schools that are shortlisted for School of the Year 

(in adherence with the charity’s mission statement)

  • offer the best education to students in the UK
  • develop the World Class skills, competencies and characteristics which students need to flourish in an emerging global economy
  • give students the confidence to overcome socio-economic barriers to recognise and achieve their potential

Watch a montage of the videos created by each school’s students in their bid to be awarded World Class School of the Year 2021


The schools’ students live our World Class vision 

  • for secondary 

‘We  are #worldclass  learners and leaders with a  commitment to achieving  the best for our community and our best in the work place, by acquiring a deep knowledge and understanding of our world’

  • for primary  

 ‘Because of who we are, what we feel and how we learn we are #worldclass.’

In order to be eligible for shortlisting, the students from each school had to submit a video evidencing why they meet the shortlisting criteria.  

The winner of the World Class School Quality Mark School of the Year All shortlisted will be announced at our WCSQM Awards Ceremony 6th December, held at Oxford University’s Sheldonian Theatre  by our sponsor ClickView.  

Previous School of the Year winners

2020    Forest Gate Community School, Newham, runners up Sneinton CofE Primary School  and Hillcrest Academy

2019 King Ecgbert School, Sheffield

Information on WCSQM

WCSQM is a UK charity working to accredit the best non-selective state schools across the UK with the World Class quality mark accreditation. In order to achieve accreditation primary and secondary schools can subscribe to the WCSQM application, giving their entire cohort of students access to the WCSQM framework designed to help students develop and demonstrate World Class skills and characteristics across areas including learning, leadership, community and the workplace. 


Media contact: Miranda Perry

Director:  WCSQM

Tel: 01727 576 047

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