British Council International School Award success for Prep School

British Council International School Award success for Prep School

10 May 2024

Haberdashers’ Monmouth Prep School in Monmouth has been awarded Foundation level of 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 and work in today’s world.

On hearing the news that Haberdashers’ Monmouth Prep School had achieved Foundation level of the award, Mrs Sarah Chowns, Teacher and MFL Coordinator, said: “We have worked really hard to maintain our international links (particularly post Covid), to foster new relationships and to encourage our children to become global citizens – we are delighted that this has been recognised.”

Shannon West, Head of UK Schools for the British Council, said: ‘Haberdashers’ Monmouth School’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 Haberdashers’ Monmouth Prep School is 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. Schools looking to join this supportive and engaging global network should contact us at the British Council.”

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

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