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Anglo awarded the British Council’s prestigious International School Award

The Anglo European School in Ingatestone has been awarded the British Council’s prestigious International School Award in recognition of its work to bring the world into the classroom.

The International School Award celebrates the achievements of schools that do exceptional work in international education. Fostering an international dimension in the curriculum is at the heart of the British Council’s work with schools, so that young people gain the cultural understanding and skills they need for life work in today’s world.

The Anglo European School’s international work includes:

1. Our partnership with Confucius Classroom
2. Hosting the Jiangsu School
3. Our work with the MEP
4. Our partners schools in: Cologne, Frankfurt, Avignon, Dinan, Dijon, Madrid, Girona, Blanes, Heidleberg, Bad Salgau, Wiesbaden, Marsberg, Lyon
5. Our visit to the UN Geneva
6. Our charity work and visit to Lesotho
7. Our partnership with World Challenge – last year they went to Nicaragua
8. Our long term work experience placements abroad
9. The Japanese Home Stay
10. Our unique Globex programme in Y8 and Y9

On hearing the news that the Anglo had received the award, Mr Barrs, Headteacher said: “We were one of the first schools to gain the ISA way back in 1999 having pioneered the international dimension across the curriculum. We are proud of this achievement and to know we have secured the accreditation until 2020 is further encouragement to promote what makes this school so different.”

Sir Ciarán Devane, CEO of the British Council, said: ‘The school’s fantastic international work has rightfully earned it this prestigious award. The International School Award is a great chance for schools to demonstrate the important work they’re doing to bring the world into their classrooms. Embedding an international dimension in children’s education ensures that they are truly global citizens and helps prepare them for successful lives and careers in an increasingly global economy.’

The award is now available worldwide in countries such as India, Sri Lanka, Egypt, Lebanon, Cyprus, and Pakistan. Around 5,500 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