The Cluster School of Excellence is a merit system implemented in Malaysia granted to High Achieving Schools which are in turn given wider autonomy in administration and extra allocation for advancement of specific fields like academics, sports and extra-curricular activities.
Cluster school is a brand given to schools identified as being excellent in its cluster from the aspects of school administration and student achievement. One of the 6 core strategies in the National Education Blueprint is to foster a culture of excellence in educational institutions within the Malaysian education system by forming "Cluster schools of excellence" which selection criteria is based on specific fields like academic, co-curricular and sports achievements. These schools can be emulated by other schools in the same cluster and outside the cluster.
The Cluster Schools of Excellence was launched in 2006.
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