Accreditation and Reaccreditation

Who is the Accreditation level for?

Schools applying for the Accreditation level of the International School Award will have embedded international learning across the school and curriculum. It is ideal for schools that:

  • work with international partners on a range of projects, sustaining activity throughout the academic year
  • are embedding international work across the whole school
  • share educational practice with partners in other countries and implement changes across the school.
Application requirements

Schools applying for Accreditation level must submit an Action Plan outlining at least seven curriculum-based international activities they will undertake within the current academic year. Three of these activities must be done with partners in other countries, and one must contain an element of foreign language learning. Visit the guidance and resources section for support on planning your international work.


At the end of the academic year, schools must submit an Impact Evaluation, demonstrating the impact of the activities on learners, teachers and the community. See the guidance and resources section for sample evaluation forms.

What do you receive?

Schools who achieve the Accreditation level will receive:

  • the award logo to display on your school’s website and communications
  • the International School Award digital badge
  • a certificate of achievement to display in your school
  • expert feedback and guidance on how to further develop and sustain your international work
  • a media pack containing a press release template and guidance on how to raise awareness through social media and the local press.
What is Reaccreditation?

The Accreditation level of the International School Award lasts for three years. After this, schools can decide to apply for Reaccreditation. The application requirements are the same as the Accreditation level requirements. In addition, schools applying for Reaccreditation must demonstrate how they are disseminating their learning to other schools.

Apply now

Visit the apply section to find the application deadlines in your country and for guidance on how to apply.