International School Awards, 2019

Nominations for the International School of the Year open until 25th September

International schools throughout the world will be celebrated this school year at the first ever International School Awards evening, to be hosted in London by ISC Research. The awards have grown from the the popular British International School Awards, and are now open to all English-medium, K-12 international schools.

Why nominate your school?

Participating in the International School Awards offers international schools the chance to look back at their own initiatives and identify how they are making a difference. The ISAs also create the opportunity for schools to share good practice and innovation with other international schools.

Twelve different category awards will acknowledge a range of best practice, creative endeavours, community participation and innovation in international schools, and one of the category winners will be nominated as the International School of the Year. Award winners will be celebrated at a gala ceremony in London in January 2019.

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Award categories

The categories include Community Initiative, Teaching Initiative, Initiative to Support Inclusion, Initiative to Support Students’ Pathways to College or University Education, and International Impact. Richard Gaskell, Schools Director at ISC Research, which is hosting the awards, thinks the work being done in international schools, both large and small, deserves much wider recognition

“We see so many exceptional initiatives occurring in international schools, both new and well-established, around the world, initiatives which address a wide breadth of needs and support many people within school communities. Those that are truly outstanding deserve to be acknowledged and shared with other schools.”

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Get your applications in

Applications are open until 25th September 2018. More details of all the awards, all the categories, and how to submit an application are available here

“The International School Awards not only recognise excellence in international schools but also encourage community spirit; enabling schools to share their most effective projects, which could well be adopted by other schools,” says Lisa Evans, Marketing Director of Pearson Global Schools, main sponsor of this year’s ISAs. “We are delighted to be leading the support of such a global event that enables successful initiatives to be accessed by all.”

Recognising finalists

Finalists for each of the twelve categories will be notified this November. Each finalist school will receive a logo of recognition to display on their website and in their marketing to current and potential stakeholders.

All the finalists will be honoured at a gala ceremony in London sponsored by Pearson on Monday 21st January 2019, a date when many international school leaders will be in the city for job fairs, recruitment interviews, and for the BETT show. At the ceremony, winners of each category will be announced, and one school will be selected as the International School of the Year 2019.

All winning schools will receive a trophy, winners’ logo, and their initiative story will be shared in International School Leader Magazine following the awards.

Category winners receive an award logo and are featured on the International School Leader website and in ISL Magazine. The overall International School of the Year winner receives extensive recognition and global publicity.

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Anne Keeling- Intentional experience, International Teachers MagazineAnne Keeling

Media Relations and Marketing, ISC: The International School Consultancy



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