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A School in Wollaton has been shortlisted as the “World Class School of the Year 2021”. The winner will be announced at a ceremony in December 2021.

Bluecoat Wollaton Academy has been shortlisted for World Class School Quality Mark School of the year amongst eight other schools up and down the country.

Schools who are shortlisted:

  • Adhere to the charity’s mission statement
  • offer the best education to students in the UK
  • develop the World Class skills, competencies and characteristics which students need to flourish in an emerging global economy
  • give students the confidence to overcome socio-economic barriers to recognise and achieve their potential


As with all World Class Schools, the school has a reputation for academic excellent having been judged to be ‘outstanding’ in all categories of an Oftsted Inspection. During the last inspection (May 2018) led by Her Majesty’s Inspector Rachel Tordoff, noted that, ‘’There is a tangible culture of high expectations for pupils and staff. Leaders ensure that all pupils, regardless of their backgrounds, excel.’’


The shortlisting is in recognition of the school’s consistently excellent exam results, provision of education and student leadership program which provides students with skills and competencies that are essential for them to flourish in an emerging global economy.

In order to be shortlisted, students from the school submitted a short video evidencing why the school met the criteria for School of the year 2021. The winning school will be decided during an awards ceremony to be held on the 6th of December at Oxford University’s Sheldonian Theatre.

Ms Chikasha, Student Leadership Coordinator, has been collating the evidence for the prestigious award, she said “It is a real honour to be able to showcase Bluecoat Wollaton Academy. It is absolutely fantastic that we were awarded with World Class status but now to be considered as the World Class School is a huge milestone for everyone at Bluecoat Wollaton Academy.

The students who have coordinated our video evidence are great ambassadors to the school, they share our vision and values so brilliantly and we couldn’t be more proud”.

The competition has been running for a period of two years with Sneinton CofE Primary School awarded as runners up in 2020.

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