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Thomas Mills High School, in Framlingham, awarded World Class Schools Quality Mark



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A high school is just one of 30 in the country to successfully retain its world-class status.

Thomas Mills High School in Framlingham was awarded the World Class Schools Quality Mark re-accreditation at an awards ceremony in London.

The secondary school and sixth form had successfully passed a rigorous student-led assessment process to prove it had consistently maintained a world-class standard of education since its last accreditation assessment two years ago.

Thomas Mills pupils Charlotte Gray and James Ambrose holding the school's world class honour. Picture: Mark Bullimore Photography 2022.
Thomas Mills pupils Charlotte Gray and James Ambrose holding the school's world class honour. Picture: Mark Bullimore Photography 2022.

Headteacher Phil Hurst expressed his delight at having picked up the revered accreditation.

He said: “We are all absolutely delighted to learn that the students were successful with World Class Schools. They thoroughly deserve this success.

“Our great staff are committed to providing first-class opportunities for them to continue to thrive.”

The status is awarded by education charity World Class Schools Quality Mark, whose unique assessment framework assesses the students, not the school, for their demonstration of ‘world-class’ skills and competencies.

In the assessment, pupils were tasked with designing and modelling a tree hanging and statue for a new school in Rugby.

Sixth-from student Ryan Chapman said: “I think our teamwork was one of our strongest elements as it helped to make sure everything was done to the best of our ability.

“Communication was very important to us and we ensured every part of our team was included and their ideas made it forward to our final design.”

To date, there are only 120 accredited World Class Schools in the UK, all non-selective state schools.



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