Call for application is now closed. Next year application will be available again on May 2021. 

Running since 2009 in Egypt, the competition, delivered by the British Council in over 30 countries, has engaged almost 220 public schools, 120,000 students and 4000 teachers/school leaders in Egypt.

The International School Award is a prestigious badge of honour for schools that can bring an international dimension to teaching and learning. The accreditation aims to introduce or develop your school’s international dimension by providing:

  • a framework for international partnerships and global learning
  • recognition for teachers and their school
  • opportunities to raise the school’s profile through local and national media.

All schools are eligible to gain the International School Award. The accreditation framework helps you to record and evaluate international work and embed it into the curriculum and whole school ethos.

Your global partnership could help bring the school together and improve its sense of collective ethos and identity. British Council Schools Online web community can assist you in finding a partner and achieving the accreditation whilst supporting your school as they develop their international strategy.

International School Award is free of charge consists of three levels of accreditation; foundation; intermediate; and full accreditation. It is open to all schools free of charge.

Time Frame for the International School Award (ISA):

Applying for the ISA deadline October 2020 (now closed)
Briefing sessions October 2020 (now closed)
Action Plan November – December 2020 (now closed)
Portfolios moderation July 2020 (now closed)
Ceremony Ceremony: November – December 2020 (now closed)


For more information, please contact us on:

Telephone: +20 (0) 2 19789 


For action plan and evaluation form please download the documents below: