Tudor Grange Academy has been awarded the World Class Schools Mark (WCSM) at a recent ceremony taking place at the London School of Economics; the Academy was granted the award as one of only 17 institutions nationwide. The award was founded two years ago by a former Ofsted inspector who wished to celebrate the work of schools that are recognised as beyond Outstanding.
The Academy was approached by WCSM who completed a desktop analysis of performance data to assess whether Tudor Grange was achieving world class outcomes. The next phase was then for a group of student ambassadors to gather evidence for a 32-page competency audit which provided proof of how the school complied with the specific standards. The following stage of the bid was for three student representatives to attend an assessment day at Foulds Primary school in Barnet. All of the prospective schools were split into six groups whom were each assigned a task which would contribute to renovating the school’s site. Tudor Grange, represented by Alexandra Hyde, Danielle Osborne and George Fereday, performed exceptionally, displaying World Class traits throughout the day.
After the practical aspect of the bid was completed, the final task that the students undertook was to create a video. This showcased the school’s values, facilities, achievements and world class traits. On behalf of Tudor Grange, a very talented pioneer of the sixth form; David Winfield, created an outstanding video that proudly exhibited their collective excellence.
The whole bid was independently led and executed by the students of Tudor Grange who found the completion of the process an honour to participate in. George Fereday said, “For the academy to be simply recognised as a world class school was an honour in itself, but to personally contribute to a successful bid has been an unforgettable experience. I am proud to have left a lasting legacy for a school that has given me so much over the last seven years!”.
This mark will now mean that Tudor Grange Academy will have even more of a national and international profile than it already enjoys and will be part of another elite network of schools that will extend the schools approach to collaboration even further.