At Wood Green School, ‘Excellence’ means achieving your best both in your learning and your personal development. We ensure that a Wood Green student receives a rounded education which develops personal skills and those tested in formal examinations. We wish to recognise the full range of our students’ achievements and learning experiences including attitudes to learning, development of new skills and community service. With a growing group of like-minded schools, we are developing a Wood Green Baccalaureate that, if completed successfully, demonstrates that a student has achieved their academic potential and personal development goals.
We have a Baccalaureate for each Key Stage, getting increasingly challenging. It is important to note that there are no limits to how many Baccalaureates we can award – everyone who achieves the criteria will be recognised and celebrate. We say to students, “Picture the student who has achieved their Baccalaureate; what sort of person are they?” We believe that they are great learners and great citizens – exactly what we aim to develop at Wood Green.
Due to the unforeseen school closure due to Covid-19, we have updated both the KS3 Year Award and the KS4 Baccalaureate for the current year groups. These have already been emailed to all parents and students.
We are excited to be developing this approach at Wood Green and to be working with schools around the country committed to valuing a truly broad education. For more information about the National Baccalaureate movement, please click here.