Students in a classroom
Students in a classroom

We reconciled our global messaging/ positioning with the Indian legal requirements and the ISA programme in India received a name change. The International School Award was renamed International Dimension in Schools (IDS) and this will be applicable to all schools who have enrolled in the programme since 2018. 

The International School Award (ISA) now called International Dimension in Schools (IDS) in India, was introduced in the year 2003 and nearly 5000 schools across the country have joined this exciting journey since then. The range of schools participating in the programme varies from well-resourced private schools to government schools from rural areas and schools for the less advantaged communities with a presence in 31 countries worldwide. 

After its successful run over more than a decade, the programme is coming to a close. To continue our engagement with schools, we are working on developing new offers and products for the schools’ sector which would be made available in due course.

Watch out this space for the next update.

What is International Dimension in Schools?

International Dimension in Schools supported schools that have shown a commitment to embedding international awareness and global citizenship within their class and school. We encouraged this by supporting schools in completing collaborative, curriculum-based work with a number of international partner schools and involvement of the wider community. Over the last fourteen years, more than 2500 schools have successfully completed this journey and developed new ways to embed international education in their schools.

What is the IDS certification?

What you receive for completing the International Dimension in Schools journey varies depending on the level you have achieved. Schools who receive the International Dimension in Schools Certification also receive:

  • a kitemark to display on your school website and communications
  • certificate of achievement for leading teachers and coordinators to embed internationalism in curriculum

Please note the certification is not an ‘accreditation’ of the school nor does it provide assurance of the general quality standards of the school like infrastructure, quality of teaching, teaching pedagogy and health and safety. The list of certified schools will be shortly available in the documents section of this page.

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The International Dimension in Schools programme is coming to a close and we will not be accepting any new or re-registration for the programme. Over the last fourteen years, we have helped thousands of young people in India to develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes for life and work in our interconnected world.

Our free classroom resources are still available for schools, offering engaging lesson plans for a wide range of curriculum areas.