User:The Banner/Notability of schools

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Attention! (not a part of the guidelines itself)
  • The term "highschool" should be avoided. In other countries it has a different meaning or a negative connotation.
  • The term "public school" or "private school" can have very different meanings in different countries. Please avoid these and use terms as "government funded schools" and "privately funded schools".
  • This draft propasal is for use on existing educational institutes, a provision for former instutions can be found at the end of this draft

Institutions at primary level[edit]

No school is notable unless they satisfy one of the next conditions
  1. the school has been awarded notable honours for the quality of their teaching (i.e., honours that fulfill notability requirements)
  2. the school has been involved in notable events or incidents with nationwide media coverage
  3. the school has a special status, such as being a school that is part of statewide/nationwide efforts to cater to particular populations of students (i.e., gifted students, students with high athletic potential, etc.) or has continuing close ties to notable tertiary institutions as a demonstration school
  4. the school has consistently attained a significant rank (top 10%) through standardised and/or significant nationwide testing structures
  5. the school (or its predecessors) is founded at least 100 years ago
  6. the school was the first in the country (or state, if the country is a federation) to offer a (notable) special type of education, that resulted in a significant impact on the pedagogy or provisions of other schools within the educational community. Non-exhaustive examples: Montessori education, Sudbury school and dedicated education for disabled or sick people. Schools must still teach according to that system.
  7. the school has been been represented by teams in multiple notable sport events with nationwide media coverage
  8. ...
Helpfull, but not a plain reason for notability
  1. the school is housed in a listed building (recognised in statewide/nationwide registers of significant or heritage buildings) or in a notable building designed by a notable architect. If the school fails to abtain notability of its own, it can be mentioned in the article about the building.
Exceptions and special cases
  1. United Kingom: due to the fact that government-funded schools are relatively recently established, they satisfy the age-condition already with 50 years. This special case exception only stands till at least 25 government-funded schools have reached the age of 100 years.
  2. Australia schools founded 50 years ago are acceptable [why?]
  3. ...


Schools are not notable when
  1. the school in founded less then 12 months ago
  2. third party sources can only proof the existence of the school
  3. the school has only local news coverage, centered on routine or human interest stories
  4. the school is only listed on government related websites or by government related organisations, like Office for Standards in Education, Children's Services and Skills (Ofsted) (United Kingdom) or MySchool (Australia).


Grey area
  • This set of guidelines gives a number of conditions on which a school is always considered to be noteworthy or notable. It also gives a set of conditions under which a school is never notable. Given the huge differences in schools and the circumstances they are operating in, the set of conditions will not cover all possibilities. Therefore, the author of an article is always free to plea for the notability of his/her article and to try to convince the community that the school is notable.

Institutions at secondary level[edit]

No school is notable unless they satisfy one of the next conditions
  1. the school has been awarded notable honours for the quality of their teaching (i.e., honours that fulfill notability requirements
  2. the school has been involved in notable events or incidents with nationwide media coverage
  3. the school has a special status, such as being a school that is part of statewide/nationwide efforts to cater to particular populations of students (i.e., gifted students, students with high athletic potential, etc.) or has continuing close ties to notable tertiary institutions as a demonstration school
  4. the school has consistently attained a significant rank (top 10%) through standardised and/or significant nationwide testing structures
  5. the school (or its predecessors) is founded at least 100 years ago
  6. the school was the first in the country (or state, if the country is a federation) to offer a (notable) special type of education, that resulted in a significant impact on the pedagogy or provisions of other schools within the educational community. Non-exhaustive examples: Montessori education, Sudbury school and dedicated education for disabled or sick people. Schools must still teach according to that system.
  7. the school has been been represented by teams in multiple notable sport events with nationwide media coverage
  8. ...
Helpfull, but not a plain reason for notability
  1. the school is housed in a listed building (recognised in statewide/nationwide registers of significant or heritage buildings) or in a notable building designed by a notable architect. If the school fails to abtain notability of its own, it can be mentioned in the article about the building.


Exceptions and special cases
  1. United Kingom: due to the fact that government-funded schools are relatively recently established, they satisfy the age-condition already with 50 years. This special case exception only stands till at least 25 government-funded schools have reached the age of 100 years.
  2. Australia schools founded 50 years ago are acceptable [why?]
  3. ...


Schools are not notable when
  1. the school in founded less then 12 months ago
  2. third party sources can only proof the existence of the school
  3. the school has only local news coverage, centered on routine or human interest stories
  4. the school is only listed on government related websites or by government related organisations, like Office for Standards in Education, Children's Services and Skills (Ofsted) (United Kingdom) or MySchool (Australia).
  5. the school does not offer a comprehensive package on education, eg. no grind/cram schools and the likes.


Grey area
  • This set of guidelines gives a number of conditions on which a school is always considered to be noteworthy or notable. It also gives a set of conditions under which a school is never notable. Given the huge differences in schools and the circumstances they are operating in, the set of conditions will not cover all possibilities. Therefore, the author of an article is always free to plea for the notability of his/her article and to try to convince the community that the school is notable.

Institutions at tertiary level[edit]

Attention
  • University is used here as blanket term for all institutions active in third level education, with disregard of the real name and status, inclusive of vocational institutions and Institutes of Technology.
  • Institutions, faculties, research centres, departments, university schools, sport programs and so on, that are part of a university, normally do not get their own article. Exceptions are those who satisfy the rules for notability on their own.
No University is notable unless they satisfy one of the next conditions
  1. the University (or is predecessors) is founded at least 100 years ago
  2. the University has been involved in notable events or incidents with nationwide media coverage
  3. the University has a significant tie (i.e., an individual who studied or undertook research with the institution) with an awardee of a significant and notable award (such as a Nobel Prize awardee, or a Fields Medal awardee).
  4. the University has at least 50 notable alumni or current staff
  5. the University has been been represented by teams in multiple notable sport events with nationwide media coverage
  6. the University hosts significant research efforts with nationwide media coverage or published in leading scientific journals
  7. ...
Universities can also be notable if they satisfy at least ... of the following conditions
  1. ...
  2. ...


Exceptions and special cases
  1. ...
  2. ...


Universities are not notable when
  1. the university in founded less then 12 months ago
  2. third party sources can only proof the existence of the university
  3. when they are not accredited by notable organisations or governmentneeds better wording


Grey area
  • This set of guidelines gives a number of conditions on which a university is always considered to be noteworthy or notable. It also gives a set of conditions under which a university is never notable. Given the huge differences in universities and the circumstances they are operating in, the set of conditions will not cover all possibilities. Therefore, the author of an article is always free to plea for the notability of his/her article and to try to convince the community that the university is notable.

Closed down educational institution[edit]

Those institutions should meet the provisions of Wikipedia:Notability, without exception.