Iceni Academy in Methwold has been awarded foundation level of the British Council’s prestigious International School Award in recognition of its work to bring the world into the classroom.

The International School Award celebrates the achievements of schools that do exceptional work in international education. 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 for life work in today’s world.

Iceni Academy’s international work includes a range of trips across a range of subjects and off time table days promoting languages over a number of years.

On hearing the news that Iceni Academy had achieved foundation level of the award, Stephen Plume, Principal, said “I am delighted that the hard work of our Modern Foreign Languages team in promoting languages in the Academy has been recognised with this award from the British Council”.

Stephen Hull, Senior Project Manager at the British Council, said: “Iceni Academy’s international work has earned the Academy well-deserved recognition in the form of the British Council International School Award – Foundation Certificate.

The school’s dedication to internationalism is enriching education for its pupils by bringing an essential global dimension to learning and encourage the development of skills children need to be global citizens of the future.

Embedding an international ethos across a school can lead to full International School Award accreditation and schools looking to join this supporting and engaging network should contact us at the British Council”.