Cleves Primary School has been awarded the British Council’s prestigious International School Award in recognition of its work to bring the world into the classroom.

The International School Award is a badge of honour for schools that do outstanding work in international education, such as through links with partner schools overseas. Fostering an international dimension in the curriculum is at the heart of the British Council’s work with schools, so that young people gain the cultural understanding and skills they need to live and work as global citizens.

Connecting Classrooms

Over the last few years Cleves has worked hard to develop our international curriculum and make links with schools in other
countries. We currently have links with schools in France, Uganda and India. We have been lucky enough to secure funding through the British Council to develop our projects and give teachers from Cleves to visit schools overseas and for overseas teachers to visit Cleves allowing teachers to develop very strong partnerships at a classroom level.

In May 5 teachers from Cleves had the fantastic opportunity to visit and work in DAV School Phillaur in India. As part of the visit the teachers from both schools were able to exchange children’s work and had children from each school writing and sending messages to children in their partner school.
In September teachers from DAV School visited Cleves –they were made very welcome! The children at Cleves had the opportunity to learn about life in Punjab and also try Indian dancing. The Indian teachers had the opportunity to work closely with Cleves teachers - they also had the chance to explore some of the sights London has to offer. We look forward to continuing the partnership between the two schools.


In June teachers from India will visit Cleves – we hope they will find it just as fascinating as we did in India. I’m sure they will get a very warm welcome!


Cleves’ choir

Cleves’ choir worked together with Rob from Sitting Duck Productions to have a video conversation with children from a school in Uganda called The Rock of Joy School. Our choir leader is hopeful that staff and children from Cleves will be able to visit the school and have a face to face conversation within the next year or so!

We sent this out to the Rock of Joy School in Uganda.


This is what they sent back to us.