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International School Award

International School Award


Awarding body:  British Council of Schools

Description of award:

The International School Award rewards schools that have shown a commitment to embedding international awareness and understanding within their class or school.


We encourage this by supporting schools in completing collaborative, curriculum-based work with a number of international partner schools, the involvement of the wider community.


As your International School Award journey continues, you will learn of new ways to develop and embed international education in your school.


The International School Award is available in 16 countries and is well-regarded by school inspection bodies and ministries of education globally.


How does the whole school contribute to the award?:

Since 2012 the international work at our school continually develops to make our pupils more aware of their local community and the wider world. With help from all staff and the SLT it is embedded across the school through; the school policy, schemes of work, and many projects. In 2017 a review of pupil's knowledge, using the Global Learning Assessment Tool earned credits to use to develop staff cpd gaining the Level 1 Global Teacher Award. Our global work went further in 2018 developing pupils' global learning within the local community and linking with other schools through another grant gained. Specifically, we wanted the pupils to have an understanding of how poverty is not just in our local area, but a global issue and how they can help to reduce this.

Milestones/achievements from the award:

  • 2012 – Gained the International Schools Award Foundation
  • 2012 – Gained the International Schools Award Intermediate
  • 2013/14 – Gained the Full International Schools Award 2014-2017
  • 2017/2018 – Successful re-accreditation of the full International Schools Award 2017-2020
  • 2018 – Global Learning grant for Food Boxes project
  • 2020 – British Council School Exchange to Iceland
  • 2020 – Successful re-accreditation of the full International Schools Award 2020-2023
  • 2021 - Second School Exchange visit to Iceland
  • 2022 - Re-accreditation process started

Length of time school has had the award:

11 yrs

Significant Milestone Projects

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International School Award Policy