World Class Schools
This is awarded to non-selective state schools that offer the best education in the UK. They judge students against a framework of skills and competencies they feel young people need to flourish in an emerging global economy. There will only ever be 3-5% of schools in the UK who have achieved ‘World Class Status’.
Potential ‘World Class’ schools are deemed to be 'outstanding' by Ofsted at the time of their accreditation and the assessment process for the Mark provides a unique insight into the impact schools have on their students.
One of the unique features of the assessment descriptors is that they apply to the pupils, not the school. A group of pupils undertook a comprehensive self-assessment exercise to establish what it is about the school that makes them ‘World Class’.
A ‘WORLD CLASS’ STUDENT:
- is highly literate scientifically, mathematically, technologically and culturally
- consistently out-performs students from similar contexts, and is committed to continually improving their performance
- is an excellent learner, dedicated to lifelong learning
- is a compelling candidate in their field for higher education and/or employment, being globally aware, confident and prepared for life in an international environment.’
We are extremely proud that Three Bridges passed the assessment process with flying colours and has now received full ‘World Class Status’ accreditation. The pupils involved in the process were an absolute credit to our school but it needs to be recognised that this award does not just celebrate a small group of pupils, it reflects our whole school community.
We are ‘World Class’ because of the work we do together. This is a true reflection of family at Three Bridges.