International school award - Our work in education

Connect with schools and teachers worldwide

Schools Online has everything you need to bring the world into your classroom and encourage your students to develop as global citizens.

On our British Council Schools Online website, you can: 

  • Search our global network of 40,000 schools 
  • accredit your international work
  • network with other teachers and share advice
  • find free teaching resources
  • enhance your professional development

Getting started is easy

Visit our Schools Online registration page for a simple step-by-step guide to signing up.

Once you’re registered, you’ll get an online account. 

You’ll then get access to the latest education news in your region and information about: 

  • classroom resources
  • funding
  • online project spaces
  • events
  • useful case studies

More information

Explore our British Council Schools Online website or email us for more information. 

Partner with another school

Help your pupils learn about other cultures by partnering with a school in another country and working together on fun and educational projects.

The British Council Schools Online partner-finding tool, with over 40,000 registered teachers and 180 countries, is the start of your journey into internationalising your school. 


Classroom resources

 Access a range of classroom resources from the British Council and other organisations.

This section contains a range of activities designed by education professionals to help your students explore the world beyond their classroom. These have been designed to be relevant to a range of international events and issues.


Professional development

Find out how you can develop your skills at home and abroad. 

The British Council’s Connecting Classrooms programme offers a range of courses to improve the skills you need for internationalising the curriculum within your school through running collaborative projects with teachers and students from other countries.

International School Award

If you are looking for ways you can gain recognition for your school’s efforts in allowing pupils to learn about other cultures, British Council has designed a programme tailored to your needs.

The International School Award (ISA) is an internationally recognised accreditation that provides schools and pre-schools with a framework for collaboration with international partners, sharing best practice, and opening young people’s eyes and minds to the realities of the globalised world. ISA is available to any educational institution, recognising different levels of achievement in international work. It prepares young people for life in a global society by embedding international learning in the curriculum and provides a motivational framework for teachers and school leaders to develop themselves professionally.  

Institutions eligible for the International School Award: preschools, primary schools and secondary schools. 

For more information please contact the Project Manager, Gabriel Ivan.

Guide to international learning

Find out how you can bring the world into your classroom

Our new guide to international learning gives you easy access to our projects, resources and professional development courses. Whatever your current level of experience, we have a wealth of opportunities to suit you.

From setting up a partnership, to running a project and achieving the International School Award, there is plenty to explore as you embark on your journey with us. Find out where you are on your journey, and where we can take you.