Congratulations on reaching this point on your journey into international education. You are now just steps away from being accredited with the International School Award. By now we hope you have experienced the impact international learning can have on pupils, teachers and the school as a whole.


Schools which are applying for accreditation will need to demonstrate that they have embedded international in the curriculum. We are still here to support you along your journey, so here are the steps you need to take, and all the resources you need, to be accredited with the International School Award.  

Next steps

Please note that the below is an overview of what is required.

The  PDF icon isa_accreditation_guidance.pdf (192 KB) contains more thorough guidance.


All documents and forms relating to this section are available to download in the Resources section below.   


1. Revise and develop the international policy

Your international policy should be a fluid, moving document which is kept up to date.


2. Submit an action plan

Submit a plan of activities by 31 January 2015 for the present academic year's activities.  Ensure that the planned activities involve most learners in the school.


3. Curriculum based activities

Complete at least seven activities, three of which must be with another school. Please see the International School Award Guide for help in designing your activities. 


4. Language Learning

Add an element of language learning to the activities above. Please see the International School Award Guide for more details.


5. Impact evaluation

Keep a record of the impact of international work on pupils, teachers and parents to support your Impact Evaluation form. Submit the Impact Evaluation by 3 July 2015 on the Schools Online website.


School stories

Check out how pupils in East London forged links with schools in India and Bangladesh and get inspiration and ideas for your own partnership.


Ready to apply?

If you feel you have done everything required to be accredited, please fill out our online application form.


Application deadlines

For schools wishing to apply for accreditation this year, the deadlines for submission of an action plan are: 

  • 31 January 2015

Help and Support


We are currently delivering a series of webinars to provide support and advice on applying for accreditation or reaccreditation.  These are free online sessions run by the ISA team afterschool to help you to successfully apply for accreditation and reaccreditation. 


Schools with foundation and intermediate award may also wish to attend to learn more about applying for the full award.  Find out more information on these sessions.


For more information, get in touch with the ISA Team, using the contact details below:




Telephone: +44 (0)20 7389 4620