International Schools Award

British Council International School Award success for       

St Johns Primary School

 The International School Award celebrates the achievements of schools that do exceptional work in international education. 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 for life work in today’s world.

The Award is now available worldwide in countries such as India, Egypt, Lebanon, Nigeria, and Pakistan. Over 6000 International School Awards have been presented to successful schools in the UK since the scheme began in 1999.

The International School Award encourages and supports schools to develop:

  • An international ethos embedded throughout the school
  • A whole school approach to international work
  • Collaborative curriculum-based work with a number of partner schools
  • Year-round international activity
  • Involvement of the wider community

We are proud to announce that we have received the

Foundation International Schools Award

Through the inclusion of an international focus at

St Johns Primary School we offer children a range of experiences that will enhance

their learning and raise awareness of their own and others’ national and international identity.       

International Schools at St-John’s Overview 


1st December 2022 – 25th December 2022: MAF Advent Adventure

Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF) is the world’s largest humanitarian airline, flying essential cargo, medics and around 1,400 organisations such as WaterAid, UNICEF, Save the Children, Shelter, Compassion and the BBC to more than 25 developing countries. Soaring over deserts, jungles and mountains for more than 75 years, MAF planes enable the most isolated people on earth to receive the essential help needed to survive.
Children accessed daily MAF stories, fascinating facts about different countries, video clips and a competition. The Advent Adventure gave the children an insight into MAF’s life-enriching work and helps them learn about many of the world’s poorest and remotest nations, as well as highlighting some of the weird, wonderful and often life-preserving cargo they fly. 

October 2022: Well-Being Project
Schools in Johannesburg and Tanzania carried a joint well-being project based upon the 17 Sustainable development goals. We compared the results between the three schools and explored the different needs of our surrounding areas.



Autumn Term: 

During the Autumn Term Class 6 received a visit from Suffolk Refugee Support. They educated the children about refugees and asylum seekers across the world, what life can be like for them, what the charity does and what is happening in the local area. The Class 6 children wrote letters to welcome refugee children to the UK and to hopefully opening up a pen-pal door.