International School Award

George Heriot’s is delighted to announce that it has been reaccredited with the British Council International School Award! The International School Award rewards schools that have shown a commitment to embedding international awareness and understanding within their class or school, from P1 to S6. George Heriot’s has been an award holder since 2011, and is pleased to be reaccredited with the award until 2021.

In order to qualify, a school must provide evidence of international education work in the curriculum. We have evidenced a range of activities, such as the Geography Wish You Were Here Photography Competitionthe European Day of Languages and International Exchanges to Spain, Germany and China.

Gemma Hay, International Co-ordinator at George Heriot’s School, comments: “We are delighted to receive this reaccreditation from the British Council which recognises the international education work that takes place at Heriot’s across the entire school. Staff and pupils contribute enthusiastically to projects which include curriculum based work (such as the P3 Flattened Twin letter writing, English classes collaborating with pupils at John Steinbeck’s former school and Geography pupils learning about the climate in Finland) alongside our thriving Rights Respecting Schools and EARTH groups which show our pupils as global citizens, outward looking and keen to consider their place in the world today.”

The British Council Assessor commented: “George Heriot’s has an international ethos embedded across its curriculum, which is enriching its pupils’ education, and encouraging them to become citizens, through work in school and with partner schools in different parts of the world. Congratulations on your success in achieving Reaccreditation of the International School Award in the year that marks 20 years since the scheme began in 1999!”