A CHEPSTOW school has been awarded a British Council International Schools Award (ISA) in recognition of its work to bring the world into the classroom.

Wyedean School in Chepstow was given the award for, among other things, holding an international Christmas market, a celebration of the European Day of Languages in September, and its introduction of Mandarin to students.

The ISA aims to honour schools that do outstanding work in international education, such as through links with partner schools overseas.

The headteacher of Wyedean School, Rob Ford, said: "For all educators the British Council's ISA remains the gold standard benchmark for a school's international education work.

“I am thrilled that Wyedean School has been awarded reaccreditation of the ISA by the British Council as it recognises not only the hard work of staff and students but also how global learning remains at the heart of the school's ethos and culture."

John Rolfe, from the British Council, said: ‘The school’s fantastic international work has rightfully earned it the award.

“The International School Award is a great chance for schools to demonstrate the important work they’re doing to bring the world into their classrooms. Adding an international dimension to children’s education ensures that they are truly global citizens and helps prepare them for successful future careers in an increasingly global economy.”

The award is now available worldwide in countries such as India, Egypt, Lebanon, and Cyprus as part of the British Council’s Connecting Classrooms programme.

Around 5,000 International School Awards have been presented to schools in the UK since the scheme began in 1999.