The British Council International School Award (ISA) is a benchmarking scheme that accredits schools as having an outstanding level of support for:

a. Nurturing global citizenship in young people

b. Enriching teaching and learning

The Award was created in 1999 by the British Council; an organisation which creates cultural and educational opportunities worldwide by building trust and links between people and nations. The International School Award supports this purpose by encouraging opportunities for international learning and recognising and celebrating the achievements of educational institutions that create them. 

The ISA offers substantial benefits for you, your school and your students:

  • join a global network of more than 4000 ISA schools
  • enjoy access to a world of learning, collaboration and culture for your school
  • prepare your pupils with skills to work in a global society and 
  • be eligible for numerous awards and prizes.

Guidance Manual

List of ISA Schools