The Changemaker Schools selection criteria considers four main areas of focus.


  • VISION: In both aspiration and practice, the school is fostering pupils as changemakers with the skills of empathy, creativity, leadership and teamwork. They may be far advanced in these efforts or just beginning, but school leadership is committed to this vision and has already demonstrated this commitment.

  • ACTIVE LEARNING: Pupils are active contributors, learning in an environment of facilitation. Experiential learning permeates the school day.

  • INNOVATION: The school has demonstrated an ability and willingness to develop and test new ideas. The school’s leadership encourages a culture of innovation throughout the school and its community.

  • INFLUENCE: The Changemaker School – regardless of size or location – has the capacity to inspire other schools.