Teesdale School international work

International School Award

Teesdale School and Sixth Form has been awarded the British Council’s prestigious International School Award for 2014-2017 in recognition of our work to bring the world into the classroom

The award celebrates schools that do outstanding work in international education including through links with partner schools overseas.

The award is an acknowledgment of the whole school international ethos that is embedded throughout our curriculum and our year round international activities.

Our school has been involved in a number of international projects including the Connecting classrooms project with Pakistan and teacher training in Bulgaria. We also now offer Russian at GCSE level due to our ongoing partnership with Russian schools.

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


Our current international programmes include: 



51 Year 7s will be off to Montdidier, France, in June this year to try out their newly acquired French speaking skills. They are spending a week in a small town where they will undertake a variety of language activities, have the chance to buy their own picnic at a French market as well as visiting Paris, Parc Asterix and Amiens.