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International School Award

The International School Award is an accreditation scheme for curriculum-based international work in schools.

The scheme provides recognition for teachers and their schools working to instill a global dimension into the learning experience of all children and young people.

The ISA supports schools to develop the following:

  • An international ethos embedded throughout the school
  • A majority of pupils within the school impacted by and involved in international work
  • Collaborative curriculum-based work with a number of partner schools
  • Curriculum-based work across a range of subjects
  • Year round international activity
  • Involvement of partner schools and the wider community in the UK

ISA Web Site

Artsmark Gold

Artsmark is the national programme that enables schools, further education colleges and youth justice settings to evaluate, celebrate and strengthen a quality arts offer.

A new focus of Artsmark is to support Arts Council England achieve it’s goal of ensuring every child and young person has the opportunity to experience the richness of the arts by promoting formal education institutions to deliver rich and high quality provision. It will deliver this by providing:

  • a structured and in depth online auditing tool
  • rigorous criteria against which applicants can benchmark their provision
  • the support of arts education professional throughout the assessment process
  • the creation of a network of organisations committed to high quality, broad and sustainable arts provision

Artsmark Web Site


Activemark and Activemark Gold is an accreditation scheme for the primary sector that recognises and rewards a school for its commitment to promoting the benefits of physical activity and offering good physical activity provision.

The programme provides schools with a thorough auditing and development tool to help raise the standard of physical activity provision.

School Games Mark

The Sainsbury’s School Games Mark is a Government led awards scheme launched in 2012 to reward schools for their commitment to the development of competition across their school and into the community, school sport and physical education.

  • Participation – a system in place to track young people’s participation in the Sainsbury’s School Games;
  • opportunities that attract less active young people to participate in physical activity;
  • Competition hold a Sainsbury’s School Games Day as the culmination of a year-round competition programme;
  • a calendar of competition that demonstrates opportunities for young people with SEND to take part in competitions