AWARD CATEGORY

International school of the year  

This award is selected by the judges from one of the winners of the 12 individual categories

2021 WINNER

Branksome Hall Asia, South Korea

International School of the Year 2021 Winner

The International School Awards 2021 was live streamed to schools around the world. The International School of the Year 2021, sponsored by Pearson, was awarded to Branksome Hall Asia, South Korea.

The judging panel said: “Branksome Hall Asia has demonstrated well planned initiatives that have excellent intentions and truly impressive development which, as a result, are making a real impact for students and others.” In her acceptance of the award, Cinde Lock, Principal of Branksome Hall Asia said: “It is a sincere, humbling experience to receive this award. We look forward to collaborating with all the other amazing international schools out there to continue on the good work and efforts to make a difference for our youth of today.

Branksome Hall Asia, South Korea won this award for two exceptional nominations: a student-led initiative which resulted in designing and producing security necklaces for girls in vulnerable situations in Nepal, and for a research and mission-led strategic approach to its online learning.

Leigh Webb, CEO of ISC Research who announced all the winners said, “Many congratulations to Branksome Hall Asia and to all our winning schools. You are fantastic representatives of an innovative and resilient sector that keeps pushing the boundaries of international education. We applaud your passion, creativity and commitment in the work you do and the impact you make.

CATEGORIES

2022 Award categories

Community building

This award will recognise a school initiative that involves students working with external groups to help build stronger community connections.

Community wellbeing

This award will recognise a school initiative that supports school community wellbeing including the pastoral care of students.

Digital technology in learning

This award will recognise a digital technology initiative that has had impact on student learning and which includes evidence of developing digital responsibility as part of the initiative.

Diversity, equity, inclusion and justice

This award will recognise an initiative that has had genuine impact on the entire school community. 

Environmental

This award will recognise a school initiative that involves students working with external groups to help build stronger community connections.

Ethical values education

This award will recognise an initiative that supports students in their development of ethical values which will encourage them to think and act as global citizens. 

Innovation and creativity in learning

This award will recognise a school initiative that supports students in future thinking and creative innovation. 

International impact

This award will recognise a school initiative that demonstrates how international education and the school ethos have had a positive impact within the locality and/or on a global scale. 

Pathways to continued and university education

This award will recognise how an initiative supports students in preparing them with the skills and selection process for best fit future study that includes continued education and lifelong learning.

Safeguarding

This award will recognise a school initiative that supports safeguarding within the school community, which may include security and radicalisation.

Strategic leadership

This award will recognise an initiative that has been collectively spearheaded by a leadership team, senior leadership team or governing body. 

Teaching and learning

This award will recognise a subject-specific or whole-school initiative that has supported teaching and learning to the benefit of the students.

International school of the year

This award is selected by the judges from one of the winners of the 12 individual categories.