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Ellesmere College

High Performance Learning (HPL)

HPL World Class School Accreditation


The HPL journey at Ellesmere College has been well considered, well planned, and expertly delivered.
From the outset HPL was seen as part of a holistic education that would ensure that all Ellesmere students are 'Life:Ready'.
The school, rightly, prides itself on the extracurricular provision that provides a wealth of incredible opportunities to its students."

HPL Assessor, July 2021 

Ellesmere College is delighted to have been awarded HPL World Class School Accreditation following two years of rigorous and demanding engagement in the HPL World Class School Award Scheme. As one of only 39 schools worldwide to have received this award, it recognises the hard work and dedication of the school into reaching the exacting HPL Award Standards and demonstrating a world class quality of education throughout the school. 

The assessor was particularly impressed by the whole school commitment to embracing HPL and noted how well the senior team had led the HPL initiative and that the impetus had sustained by the middle leaders excellent work in the cross curricular learning clusters.  The values of HPL were well considered and well explained to the students who were able to articulate how HPL has enhanced their understanding of a holistic education.

Advanced Cognitive Performance Characteristics (ACPs)

Thinking skills Values, Attitudes and Attributes (VAAs)

Taking the ACPs and the VAAs in turn, some examples of the characteristics and attributes we are nurturing in our pupils are as follows.

Thinking skills Values, Attitudes and Attributes (VAAs)

Further Information:

In you are interested to find out more the link will take you to the parents page on the HPL website

If you wish to purchase the parental handbook, Deborah Eyre's 'Great Minds and How to Grow them, please click here: Parent's Book.