Glenalmond has had the international ethos of its school recognised with a British Council award.
Its range of foreign educational trips and employing a native Mandarin speaking assistant in the languages department helped move it into the ranks of schools acknowledged to be doing ‘exceptional’ work in international education.
“The school’s dedication to internationalism is enriching education for its pupils by bringing an essential global dimension to learning,’” commented British Council Senior Project Manager Stephen Hull, who awarded the school the Council’s International School Foundation Certificate.
Warden Elaine Logan said: “Preparing pupils for the global stage is at the heart of what we do at Glenalmond College. As an international boarding school, we educate pupils from all over the world.
“However, this relationship is very much a two-way street as pupils, in turn, teach the school’s staff and contemporaries about culture, traditions and politics from their own individual backgrounds. I am thrilled that our international perspective has been recognised and endorsed by the British Council.”
The International School Award is a 19-year-old scheme aimed at recognising the achievements of schools that do exceptional work in international education. More than 5,000 schools have received the award since the scheme began.