The International School Award provides access to a world of learning, collaboration and culture for your school. Over 10,000 schools around the world are already involved with the British Council’s International School Award, working to embed global themes into their curriculum and so improve standards of education and teaching. 
Working towards the award will link your school with partner schools across the globe so you can work together on joint projects that deal with global issues. Teachers benefit by sharing best practice with one another, so improving teaching and education standards in the school and country as a whole. 
The award is open to any school or educational institution.

Where to start?

With three entry points, you can choose which level best suits your school’s existing level of international work. Don’t worry if this is your first step, the International School Award’s motivational framework supports you at every step on your journey. To find out more about the different levels please click on the links below.



The starting point of your journey to international learning


The embedding of international learning in the curriculum


The expansion of international learning to the wider community

Next steps

Click here to apply online and submit your Action Plan for the level which best suits you. Applications open in September and January. If you already submitted an Action Plan, click here to start your Impact Evaluation.


Or for more information, talk to someone in our Schools Team, using the contact details below:




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