Thomas Cowley High School in Donington has been awarded the British Council’s prestigious International School Award in recognition of its work to bring the world into the classroom.
The International School Award is a badge of honour for schools that do outstanding work in international education.
In addition to the school’s links with partner schools in other countries, Thomas Cowley’s key projects were multicultural music, Fairtrade Fortnight, One School Many Cultures, muticultural art and Francophone countries.
The British Council said Thomas Cowley is “a shining example of how to guide your international work through clearly planned and delivered activities across an extensive cross-curricular platform”.
Headteacher Martyn Taylor said: “This is recognition for all the hard work that goes into ensuring our students can aspire towards the broadest horizon.”
John Rolfe, of the British Council, said: ‘The school’s fantastic international work has rightfully earned it this prestigious award. The award is a great chance for schools to demonstrate the work they’re doing to bring the world into their classrooms. “