The History Department at the Marches School has been given a highly credited award recently, as it has become a Gold Member of the Historical Association Quality Mark.

The Historical Association Quality Mark is an award that recognises the excellence of history provision in a school. The Quality Mark provides a framework for success in which to develop outstanding provision. There is a quality assured framework for a school working to achieve the Quality Mark to follow, with a clear assessment procedure delivered by independent Historical Association appointed assessors.

In winning the award, it has become one of only eight schools to have won the Gold Award around the globe and one of only two state schools.

Alison Pearson, Headteacher at the Marches School, commented: “We are delighted to win this award and one that reflects the hard work and dedication that the staff in the department have here.”

Louise Evans, History Teacher at the Marches School, added: “As a department, we are delighted to have been credited with this award. It’s not an easy award to win, as shown with how few schools have received the Gold Quality Mark”.