Portland Spencer Academy awarded World Class Schools Quality Mark

School leaders and pupils successfully completed the rigorous accreditation process to achieve the commendation.

Portland Spencer Academy is pleased to announce that we have been awarded the World Class Schools Quality Mark in recognition of our school’s remarkable pupils and tireless commitment to education.

The awarding body emphasises student achievement in their accreditation process, operating on the idea that a World Class school will have students that excel in any given environment. The framework highlights characteristics across individual areas: “I learn”, “I am” and “I feel” for primary students. Over time students demonstrated how they had met each characteristic, either at school, at home or in their local community, uploading evidence and a summary for each completed characteristic via the WCSQM internet-based app, BeWorldClass.

Principal Joe Handy said, “As always, I am immensely proud of the highly effective education we provide the Bilborough community. To have the hard work of each and every colleague and child recognised in this way is wonderful and very well-deserved.”

Director of Primary Education Angela O’Brien, OBE said, “We are thrilled to see the dedication of our school teams recognised by World Class Schools. Our pupils are at the centre of everything we do, and we are so proud of them for demonstrating the very best in themselves and their schools to assessors.”

Director of WCSQM Miranda Perry said, “At WCSQM we wholeheartedly believe it is the students that make a school, and a school that prioritises the development of World Class characteristics in its students will always be World Class. The skills and competencies these students have demonstrated will help them excel in any environment, and make them ideal candidates for whichever further education / career pathway they choose to take. These are the World Class citizens of the next generation, and we’re incredibly proud to award them for their achievements so far.”