Ellesmere College is named one of the
best in the world for learning once again!
has been reaccredited as a High Performance Learning (HPL) World Class School
and will hold the status for another three years.
The international accreditation
aims to deliver educational change, working with schools and teachers to
provide a flexible learning framework, building cognitive competences and
designed to achieve academic and lifetime success.
Ellesmere was first accredited by the specialist teaching
organisation in 2020 and school leaders are delighted they have retained the
Headmaster Brendan Wignall said: "We are delighted to have
secured High Performance Learning World Class School Accreditation again and
are in elite company with only 38 other schools holding this status globally. The HPL
World Class School Award Scheme delivers a flexible teaching and learning
framework that systematically builds cognitive competencies leading to academic
and lifetime success. It is a
programme we have fully embraced, has been hugely successful and something
visitors to the College are asking more about
because they have seen that we use it and are keen to learn more."
Ellesmere College employs the HPL approach through
the whole school system - from Lower School to Sixth Form.
Professor Deborah Eyre, Founder and Chair at High
Performance Learning, said both staff and students at Ellesmere were 'delightfully committed and
particularly impressed with the development of the College's
collegiate professional community that is wholly focused on making high
performance learning a key feature of the College's
ethos and vision.
the reaccreditation was a 'considerable milestone in the school's quest for
HPL reaccreditation report said: "An incredibly positive feature
of the school is the warmth and collegiality that pervades all aspects of the College's work. The success of students and their increasing levels of self-confidence and
motivation is palpable. The College recognises that schooling is not just about
academic outcomes, important as they are, but the development of young people
who can face an increasingly diverse and challenging world. Ellesmere College
has made inspirational progress adapting its ways of working to include
articulating how teachers teach and why they do the things they do. The
outcomes for students, especially those with learning difficulties, are
exceptional. One is left in no doubt that the Life Ready mantra is translated
into a reality for those students privileged to have the opportunity to be
schooled at Ellesmere College."
HPL has proved to be a successful programme which
dovetails with any subject or curriculum - helping to achieve academic
excellence alongside a broader set of values and attitudes while supporting
will be officially handed the award at the HPL Annual Conference in March (2024) at the University of Warwick.
For more information visit: HPL at Ellesmere College
29th September 2023 Back to News