The High Performance Learning Award is a prestigious, globally-recognised award that celebrates the achievements of schools which are amongst the best in the world.
So What is the Award?
Achievement of the HPL Award is a confirmation of a school’s ability to provide an exceptional level of education for its students, using the High Performance Learning approach to enable them to reach high levels of academic performance.
The Award is for schools that want to:
take responsibility and be accountable for their own further improvement
look outside their national context
move beyond simply following a rubric towards innovating their own ambitious vision of high performance
In other words, the Award is for schools that want to make the gear-change required to join an international network of world-class schools.
Key Features of the Award
The High Performance Learning Award is a globally-recognised quality mark for exceptional, self-improving schools and provides the framework and structure to enable schools to achieve a step-change in levels of student performance.
The Award is based on a set of standards comprising of four elements which cover the culture of the school, the professional practice in teaching and learning, the leadership, management and internal accountability processes and the resulting outcomes for students.
The HPL Award Programme
HPL supports all schools applying for the Award through a transformational change programme, over six terms. The programme includes:
2-day induction conference with an international cohort of schools embarking on the programme
Regular coaching from a dedicated HPL Coach
Access to whole-school CPD and pre-accreditation support
Supporting tools and documents giving guidance on how to adopt the High Performance Learning approach and how to evaluate progress towards the standards
For more information see the document: ‘How To Become A World Class School: Introduction to The High Performance Learning Award’
Work out if your school is ready for the HPL Award by using our quiz
HPL’s Pioneer Schools 2016-2018
HPL is currently working with eight schools to implement High Performance Learning in their schools to the standard required for them to be recognised as High Performance Learning Award Schools. The schools are pioneering HPL’s two-year journey of self-improvement, working towards a vision and goals underpinned by the High Performance Learning approach.
The schools represent a variety of contexts, and will each develop their own unique implementation of the elements of the High Performance Learning framework.
The schools are:
British International School, Cairo (Egypt)
British International School, Stavangar (Norway)
Chesterton Community College (UK)
Doha College (Qatar)
Downley Primary School (UK)
Royal Latin (UK)
Sir William Borlase (UK)
Sydenham School (UK)
See our pioneer schools page for more information about the schools.