Forest Gate Community School has joined an elite group of schools to be awarded the World Class Schools Quality Mark (WCSQM).
Our OFSTED-rated outstanding school, which also scored the sixth-best GCSE results in the country last year, passed a rigorous application process to gain the status.
Selected students from Years 7, 8, 9 and 10 were tasked with producing a video blog detailing a week in the life at Forest Gate Community School. They also had to complete a series of assessment questions to demonstrate how the school is World Class.
Finally, they competed in a BBC Apprentice-style challenge, where they worked in collaboration with another London school to pitch ideas for the remodelling of a school in Leeds.
Following the assessments, we were among 16 schools nationally who had their World Class status confirmed at a ceremony held at Churchill College, Cambridge University, in December. The students involved included Harvey Saunders, 14, Sinitta Hoque, 14, and Hamza Akbar, 13.
Associate Headteacher Charlotte Whelan said: “As a school, it has always been our aim to continue to improve, to continue to push the boundaries of what our students are capable of achieving.”