The World Class School Award Scheme (WCSA) focuses on building on existing good practice within the school to optimise teaching and learning, embed the HPL philosophy that every student can perform highly and systematically build the cognitive competencies that research demonstrates lead to success. 

The style of the WCS Award Scheme is for schools, supported by an HPL coach, to take responsibility for developing their own unique vision for implementing High Performance Learning in their school, interpreting the philosophy and framework of High Performance Learning for their particular context. They hold themselves accountable for ensuring High Performance Learning is embedded throughout the school, improving student achievement.


Get in touch

Any questions? Want to know more? Contact David Mitchell now to discover how your school can embed High Performance Learning. 

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WCSA Information Pack 

You can find out more about the High Performance Learning World Class School Award scheme and how it can benefit your school by downloading our information pack. 


Terms and conditions


Impact on your school

The adoption of High Performance Learning into the school with lead to changes in both behaviours and outcomes for students and staff. In particular, it creates a positive culture within the school and helps an organisation develop expertise in the learning sciences. You would expect a school to:

  • See an increase year on year in the number of students attaining highly
  • See improvements in student engagement levels and self-efficacy
  • Increase consistency in the quality of teaching and learning across departments
  • Have a shared language for teaching and learning that pervades the entire school community 
  • See parents more fully involved in their child’s learning 
  • Learn from other top schools in the global network of HPL schools, teachers and leaders.


Establishing an emotionally safe and positive environment helps pupils achieve their academic potential, and our pupils now consistently achieve above national average results. The teaching and support staff are critical to the school’s success through their focus on each child’s individual educational requirements.

John Martin, Headteacher, Castle Hill Primary School, October 2019

This year Pate's students achieved the best A level results in the history of the school and our achievement at GCSE was also the highest for a number of years. Our journey with HPL has supported staff and students alike to really believe that all pupils can achieve. The careful development of HPL skills, attributes and behaviours resulted in happy students, better placed than ever before to succeed and achieve.

Russel Ellicott, Headmaster, Pate's Grammar School, September 2019


Learn more

We would love to talk with you about how High Performance Learning could work in your school for school leaders, teachers and students. 

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Speak to the HPL Team

Connect with High Performance Learning to learn how we can work with your school. 


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Speak to a Senior Lead

Connect with a Principal, Headteacher or Senior Leader from an HPL School. 


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See an HPL School

See what a High Performance Learning School is like by going on a tour.






High Performance Learning
Elmfield House
New Yatt Road
OX28 1PB
United Kingdom
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