International School Award

Welcome to the International School Award

Celebrate your school’s international work with the British Council’s International School Award. This globally recognised accreditation helps you enrich learning and improve teaching by guiding your international learning activities, from introducing international education into the curriculum to embedding it within your school’s culture.


Why international education?

International education enriches teaching and learning. It introduces educators to new practices and perspectives, furthering their professional development and raising teaching standards. It gives young people a window into different cultures and countries, helping them develop as responsible global citizens and preparing them for life and work in a global society.


Why the International School Award?

The International School Award provides a supportive and motivational framework to guide your international learning activities and helps you gain recognition for your ongoing international work. It can support schools at any stage of their international journey and can be adapted to any curriculum.

Ready to apply?

Visit the apply section to find deadlines and availability in your country.

Want to find out more?

Discover the benefits of the International School Award, see which of the award levels is best for your school, and get guidance and resources.