King’s Ely scoop International School Award for ‘exemplary work with students overseas’

Students pictured at this year’s King’s Ely international prize-giving service. Picture: Submitted

Students pictured at this year’s King’s Ely international prize-giving service. Picture: Submitted - Credit: Archant

An Ely school has received the British Council’s International School Award for its ‘exemplary’ work with students overseas.

The award was first given to King’s Ely in 2012 and lasts for three years. To apply for reaccreditation schools must prove that they are working to promote international learning and forming links with schools and organisations overseas.

In the feedback report to the school, an assessor from the International School Award said: “Your pupils are privileged to engage with internationally based lessons from an early age and this clearly gives them the confidence, as well as the skills, to use foreign languages in real collaborative contexts with their peers in your many partner schools.

“I have flagged your application as an example of good practice, as the language activities that you provide and the international school partnerships that you have created are exemplary.

“We hope that the scope of your excellent international activities will continue to develop and benefit the school community; your support, commitment, creativity and innovative international work is greatly appreciated.”

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The International School Award is “a badge of honour” for schools that work in international education, such as establishing links with partner schools in different parts of the world.

A spokesman for King’s Ely said: “The globally recognised accreditation helps schools to enrich learning and improve teaching by guiding their international learning activities, from introducing international education into the curriculum to embedding it within a school’s culture.”

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