International School Award

The International School Award (ISA) is an accreditation scheme which recognises curriculum-based international work.

The international dimension in education is an increasingly important part of agendas such as Every Child Matters and Community Cohesion; it supports the cultural heritage of teachers, learners and Communities leading to positive learning across schools.

The ISA supports schools to develop a number of aspects in the curriculum:

An international ethos embedded throughout the school.

A majority of pupils within the school impacted by and involved in international work.

Collaborative curriculum-based work with a number of partner schools.

Curriculum-based work across a range of subjects.

Year-round international activity.

Involvement of the wider community.

Evaluation from a variety of sources allowing you to improve your activities and your international programme.


The ISA offers:

A framework within which to form and develop international partnerships and achieve curriculum goals.

Ideas fro developing collaborative curriculum-based international work with partner schools.

Recognition for teachers and their schools that instils a global dimension into the learning experience of al children and young people.

Opportunities to raise teacher school's profile through local and national media coverage.

Support for delivering on the Sustainable School agenda.