The World Class Schools Quality Mark is awarded to schools in the UK and internationally whose students have demonstrated World Class skills and competencies by successfully completing an assessment process led by a team of shadow and qualified assessors, against the WCSQM assessment framework.
Accreditation follows subscription. A school has to have subscribed to WCSQM to be shortlisted for accreditation.
There are two stages of assessment, ‘A Day in the Life of…’ video, and the Assessment Centre. Accrediting schools have to complete both stages to accredit, re-accrediting schools have to complete only stage two, the Assessment Centre. They can be completed in any order, although the Assessment Centre takes place at set times twice a year, in June and October.
The assessment process is student-led. World Class alumni run the Assessment Centre. Accrediting schools are assessed by trained student assessors, overseen by qualified assessors.