What is Accreditation?

Accreditation is defined as an affirmation of Quality. The Accreditation of a school would mean certification of a school’s functioning assessed on the basis of predetermined norms in pre-defined areas. The Accreditation is actually intended to serve the purpose of a handy index for the stakeholders since it would give an immediate insight about the state of affairs in a school.

Thus, Accreditation is a

  • means of demonstrating confidence in the school’s purpose, performance, human and financial resources
  • process of quality assessment based on self-analysis and peer interaction
  • process by which schools continuously upgrade their educational quality and services through constant reflection
  • certificate or status granted to a school which meets commonly accepted standards of quality and excellence.

Readiness for Accreditation

Suggestions ……

  • Ensure Management Commitment.
  • Create an Accreditation Calendar with timelines.
  • Set up a core group which will ultimately be a part of SAC - School Accreditation Committee (Principal, Vice Principal, Head Mistress, Co-ordinators, Examination In charge, Activity In charge, Life Skills In charge, Counselors/ Special Educators, Admin In charge, Parents, Students, Alumni, and representative of Management.
  • Read and understand the SQAA Manual within the core group.
  • Map existing evidences in your school with the statements and evidences given in the SQAA Manual.
  • Do a gap analysis.
  • Plan qualitative and quantitative interventions wherever required.
  • Ensure that all evidences are in place- create templates and implement processes if evidences are missing.
  • Ensure that there are enough processes and evidences for monitoring, review, feedback and follow up, etc.
  • Organize and collect documents/evidences at one place and flag them.
  • The core group to do the first self-audit.


Request the agency to plan out the first visit.