British Council - International School Award

The British Council offers the International School Award (ISA) as an accreditation framework for schools to record and evaluate their international work and embed it into the curriculum and whole school ethos.

The ISA is free of charge to schools, and online accreditation is open to all schools in the UK. Every year around 1000 schools apply for the award and 95% of those schools gain the award, having been offered support and guidance throughout the year of application.

The accreditation lasts for three years.

‘Their “International School Award”… has had a very positive impact on developing pupils’ awareness of the cultures of other countries, while still promoting an understanding of their own.’
— ISA-accredited primary school - Ofsted Report

Your ISA framework

Join over 10,000 schools in the UK involved in the International School Award. This section has all the information and guidance you will need; UK schools can log in on the 'apply for all levels' page to access their ISA record and apply for the next level (International Coordinator login only).

Schools outside UK

The ISA is currently in development to be launched in countries around the world. To request more information about when the ISA will be available in your country, and to express an interest in getting involved, please contact us.