“I am so proud to lead this incredible school,” said the headteacher of Three Bridges Primary in Southall, which was awarded ‘world class’ status with the World Class schools Quality Mark.
To be given its World Class Schools Quality Mark, a school has to have already been classified as outstanding by Ofsted – and then the pupils are judged to be outperforming their peers in a number of subjects.
There will only ever be around 100 schools in the UK that have achieved the World Class Schools Quality Mark, of which around a third will be primary schools.
Headteacher Dr Jeremy Hannay said: “The school has faced some challenges over the years, with some of the children coming from challenging circumstances, and historically the school reflected this in its performance, its achievement and its aspiration. But today it’s a completely different story. The pupils involved in the process were an absolute credit to our school, but the award goes further than that – it doesn’t just celebrate a small group of pupils, it reflects our whole school community.”
Councillor Kamaljit Nagpal, Ealing Council’s cabinet member for A Fairer Start, said: “There is a real excitement about this achievement.
“To become a world class school a group of students had to showcase their skills as being highly literate scientifically, mathematically, technologically and culturally, consistently outperforming students from similar contexts, and committed to continually improving their performance, being globally aware, confident and prepared for life in an international environment. The pupils at Three Bridges excelled and showed what a talented and hardworking bunch they are. They are a credit to the school.
“I am proud that the borough has one of just 100 schools in the country rated world class. The council is determined to give our children a fairer start in life, and there is nowhere more important for them than school. Three Bridges is a shining example of what we all aspire to.”