Perryfields achieves International Award

We are delighted to announce we’ve gained the International School Award Foundation Certificate: Introducing Internationalism from the British Council.

The award recognises and celebrates work in international education, improving cultural understanding and helping young people gain skills needed for life and work in today’s world.

Shannon West, Head of UK Schools for the British Council, said:

“Perryfield’s international work has earned the school well-deserved recognition with the British Council International School Award – Foundation Certificate.

We are delighted and proud that they are committed to developing a whole school approach to embedding and celebrating international work. The dedication from everyone is enriching education and supporting globally aware young people and the development of key skills.

We thank all involved in this important work; embedding an international ethos across a school can lead to International School Award accreditation, which is the highest level of the award.”

The Award is now available worldwide in countries such as Greece, India and Nigeria. Over 6000 International School Awards have been presented to successful schools in the UK since the scheme began in 1999.

The International School Award encourages and supports schools to develop:

  • An international ethos embedded throughout the school
  • A whole school approach to international work
  • Collaborative curriculum-based work with a number of partner schools
  • Year-round international activity
  • Involvement of the wider community

Started in 1999 to recognise the schools leading the way in instilling and developing a global dimension into the learning experience of all children and young people. The International School Award is managed by the British Council, the UK’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities. They support peace and prosperity by building connections, understanding and trust between people in the UK and countries worldwide, through work in arts and culture, education and the English language. Working with people in over 200 countries and territories and on the ground in more than 100 countries, in 2022–23 they reached 600 million people.

Learn more about The British Council