Posted on: October 10th 2017

British Council International School Award

Sir Joseph Williamson’s Mathematical School has been awarded the British Council International School Award, which recognises schools which have excelled in the area of international learning. We wanted to share the school’s success with you and explain what it means for pupils, teachers and the school as a whole.   

What is the British Council International School Award?

The Award is an internationally recognised accreditation, awarded to schools which forge links with partners overseas and add an international dimension to the curriculum. Through working on joint projects and adding international elements to lessons, pupils (and teachers) are given a fresh perspective on the world and their place in it.  

Taking part in the Award:

  • links schools with others around the world
  • teaches pupils about other countries and cultures
  • prepares pupils for living and working in the global economy
  • enhances teaching standards through sharing best practice and teaching methods
  • leads to a new outwardly facing perspective and ethos for the school as a whole   

If you would like to know more about the Award, and hear about inspirational stories from around the world, then go to and visit the International School Award pages.