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Posted on: October 14th 2019

Still an International School! Award reaccreditation success

Hornsey School for Girls has been re-awarded the British Council’s prestigious International School Award in recognition of its work to bring the world into the classroom. The school first became an International School in 2013 and has now been successfully reaccredited three times – this award running to 2022.

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 and work in today’s world.

The school’s international work includes enabling students to build relationships with refugee children via Skype, a broad range of languages undertaken at GCSE, visiting different countries as part of the curriculum, being active in promoting awareness of reasons for genocide both past and present – and establishing a cultural awareness day for all.

On hearing the news that Hornsey had again received the award, Ms Rahelu, Headteacher, said: ‘I’m so pleased to represent the magnificent work of the many departments across the school involved in our reaccreditation for this award. We have an embedded global outlook for our students as is fitting for a school with such a wide global family. Our students, staff and parent partnerships bring the world into the classroom and we’re delighted it’s been recognised as the strength it rightly is for our school.’

Sir Ciarán Devane, CEO of the British Council, said: ‘The school’s fantastic international work has rightfully earned it this prestigious award. The International School Award is a great chance for schools to demonstrate the important work they’re doing to bring the world into their classrooms. Embedding an international dimension in children’s education ensures that they are truly global citizens and helps prepare them for successful lives and careers in an increasingly global economy.’

Thanks to all our great departments for the work they do that enabled us to achieve this award again.