Congratulations to Miss McFarlane and the History Department on being awarded 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 assess and values the history provision of the teacher, their department and the school and what is being offered to young people.


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


The Quality Mark is a rolling programme and schools register at any time. The school is then able to begin preparing as soon as they sign up. Normally schools will have one year from date of registration to complete the Mark.


Schools keep their Quality Mark for three years following the initial award. Schools with a Gold QM will need to complete the process again after three years to keep their QM status. Schools with a Silver QM can be reassessed within 12 months and are eligible for an upgrade to Gold.