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International dimension

On 1st September 2009, william Hulme's Grammar School was awarded the prestigious International School Award in recognition of bringing the wider world into the classroom and into school life.

On 16th October John Hofton, our International Director, attended the ceremony in london which recognised our outstanding work, and received our Award from broadcaster and journalist George Alagiah.

The International School award seeks to celebrate, develop, recognise and accredit outstanding practice in the international dimension of teaching and learning. Fostering an international dimension in the curriculum is at the heart of the British Council's work with schools, so that young people gain the cultural understanding and skills they need to live and work as global citizens.

 The Award is now made available worldwide in countries such as India, Sri Lanka, Egypt, Lebanon, Cyprus and Pakistan.  The Award credits our school for outstanding development of the international dimension in the curriculum and shows that we have achieved the following:

  • We have embedded an international ethos throughout the school
  • A majority of pupils within the school have been impacted by and involved in international work
  • Our pupils were involved in collaborative curriculum-based work with a number of partner schools, especially with our partner school in Cochin, Kerala, SW India (TocH Public School)
  • Our curriculum based work is across a range of subjects

You will find Mr Hofton's rep[ort on our ISA Portfolio of Evidence on the school's VLE .