Celebrations are taking place at a school in Orpington following the news that it has been awarded a prestigious world quality mark. It becomes only the second school in the borough of Bromley to receive such recognition.
The World Class School Quality Mark (WCSQM) was awarded to Darrick Wood School following a lengthy assessment process. The WCSQM has been given to 18 other UK state secondary schools this year. Earlier this month, Hayes School also received this status.
It is not an easy mark to be given and it highlights those secondary schools within the state sector that have achieved a higher level than that required to secure an Outstanding Ofsted inspection. The mark indicates that these schools are offering something more, which sets them apart from others. It recognises the work they are doing to prepare children for life in the 21st century and enable them to carve out successful careers. The children at the school have shown a determination to develop their learning and improve their personal development skills.
As part of the assessment process, the school, which is located on Lovibonds Avenue, produced a written and video-based application. They were also required to take part in an assessment day at Foulds School in Barnet. During the process, the pupils at the school rejuvenated the biology garden and created a new pool to improve their environment.
Do your children attend Darrick Wood or Hayes school? How do you feel they offer something different from other schools?
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