The International School Awards 2023 took place virtually on Tuesday, 24 January. 291 applications were received this year from international schools in 61 countries.
The International School Awards were hosted by ISC Research for the fifth year in a row and they recognize outstanding initiatives being implemented in English-medium international schools around the world. The ten award categories include various important aspects of international school life including innovation and creativity in learning, ethical values in education, community partnership, and the future pathways of students.
This year, the International School Awards received almost 300 nominations, the most popular category being the Innovation and Creativity in Learning Award with almost 50 nominees. An independent judging panel of 13 international education experts selected the winners.
International School of the Year 2023
The International School of the Year 2023 was awarded to Tanglin Trust School in Singapore. The school was selected by the judging panel for implementing two outstanding initiatives.
Clair Harrington-Wilcox, head of junior school, and Craig Considine, CEO, attended the virtual event to accept the International School of the Year 2023 award on behalf of the school.
Ten Category Winners
In addition to the International School of the Year award, there were 10 separate category winners:
The International School Awards are only possible with the support of sponsors to ensure that the awards event and platform are completely free and accessible to everybody. The category awards were sponsored by Yellow Car, Britannica Education, Center for Responsive Schools, ClassLink, Cognia, Komodo, Royal Holloway University of London, The Safeguarding Company, Trutex and TTS Group, and the International School of the Year Award was sponsored by Pearson.
ISC Research hosts the awards to highlight and share innovative practices from international schools around the world. They celebrate teaching and learning, well-being, community partnerships, leadership strategy, and other strategic initiatives at international schools.
Details about the 2024 International School Awards will be announced in April 2023 when any international school will be able to submit an application and be considered for recognition of good practice against key criteria.
You can view a recording of the awards ceremony and learn more about the award-winning and shortlisted initiatives on the ISC Research website.
Tash Hingston is a press officer for ISC Research.