Babington Academy is World Class!

Posted on: 12/07/2021

We are proud to announce that Babington Academy has been awarded ‘World Class Schools’ status! 

Babington Academy celebrated being awarded the World Class Schools Quality Mark (WCSQM) by attending a virtual international symposium on 1st July.

Babington Academy is an 11-16 academy in northwest Leicester and is part of the ‘Learning without Limits Academy Trust’. World Class Schools Quality Mark (WCSQM) is a UK charity working to accredit the best non-selective state schools across the UK with the World Class quality mark accreditation.

The Symposium featured an Awards Ceremony celebrating the World Class achievements of students from primary, secondary and special schools across the country, and internationally.  Babington Academy streamed the ceremony in their classrooms, to celebrate the inspirational achievements of their students, who overcame the obstacles presented by school closures and isolation to win awards in categories including the World Class Student Character Award, World Class accrediting school 2020/21, World Class re-accrediting school 2021, School of the Year and Qualifying WCSQM Assessor. Babington Academy was honoured to be awarded World Class Schools Accreditation.

“We have a lot to celebrate at WCSQM. The challenges of the last few months have proved that the World Class skills and competencies of our students, the recognition of which is the point of our organisation, are what really matter. World Class students have the skills and competencies not only to survive in times of trial, but to flourish. We are celebrating our confidence in the fact that our World Class students will win at life, no matter what.”  Miranda Perry, Director, WCSQM


WCSQM Accreditation provides the entire cohort of Babington students with access to the WCSQM framework designed to help students develop and demonstrate World Class skills and characteristics across areas including learning, leadership, community and the workplace.

Principal, Sara Fletcher said, “This is a fantastic accolade for us and demonstrates our commitment to making a profound positive difference to everyone who walks through our gates.  This award exemplifies why we are so very proud to be Babington. I would like to pay tribute to our amazing students who inspire us every single day.  I would also like to thank our staff who always go the extra mile to support our students. ”