International ‘Gold Medal’ for Kingstone High School

We are delighted to announce that we have been, once again, awarded the British Council’s prestigious International School Award. The award is in recognition of outstanding practice in integrating an international dimension into teaching and learning across the curriculum. The scheme is highlighted in the DFE international strategy as ‘A major prize for excellence in this field.’

The International School Award is a badge of honour for schools that do outstanding work in international education, such as through links with partner schools overseas. 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 to live and work as global citizens.

John Rolfe from the British Council, said: “Many congratulations on your well deserved success in being accredited with the British Council International School Award. The school’s fantastic international work is not only giving the young people a better understanding of the world around them, but it’s really making a difference to their future prospects too. Employers are telling us that international skills are just as important as exam results – so everything the school is doing is vital preparation for life in a global society and work in a global economy. 2012 is a big year for the UK on the world’s stage, and the school deserves a gold medal of its own for all its outstanding commitment to a range of fantastic international work’’