On the 7th December 2017 Kenilworth School and Sixth Form was officially awarded World class Schools accreditation. The awards ceremony took place at Churchill College, Cambridge University.
Unlike many accreditations that a school can be awarded with; the whole application process was organised by a small group of students who were selected by senior staff to represent the school.
The students had to complete a comprehensive audit showing evidence of why they felt Kenilworth School and Sixth Form was World Class. Further to this the team had to produce a video that also demonstrated why we are a World Class School. All this was completed in one week!
This was followed up by a further assessment of the World Class abilities of the selected students. The students travelled to Morley Academy in Leeds along with students from 17 other schools from across the county. Our students worked with two other schools on a project to design a new Learning Resource Centre for the Morley Academy as well as making the project as sustainable as possible and keeping within the budget provided. The day comprised meeting with a variety of stakeholders ranging from primary pupils to the Academy's senior leadership team. This culminated with the group presenting their design to a panel of World Class School representatives, senior staff as well as the architect and designer of the actual project being undertaken at the Academy.
We are very proud of the students who worked so hard in successfully completing the application process. They are truly fantastic ambassadors for Kenilworth School.
World Class School status can only be gained if a school is classed as already being Ofsted Outstanding and is recommended by another World Class School. Currently there are only 60 World Class Schools in the country.