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British School of Kathmandu wins School of the Year

30/01/2017 12:51:07 | Paige Hibbert

BIS Magazine, with support from ISC Research, launched the first ever British International School Awards and the winners were announced at a gala evening in London.

As headline sponsor, WCBS’ CEO, Emma Goodwin, CCO Ian Hunter, Sales Office Manager, Kim Ruddle and I headed to The Connaught Rooms with our international team for a most entertaining night. I particularly enjoyed meeting the finalists from schools all around the world. Emma was delighted to present the International School of the Year award to Principal Dr. John Moore of the British School of Kathmandu.

Other winners included schools in China, Egypt, Norway, Qatar, Romania, Spain and UAE – see the full details here.

The awards were designed to recognise excellence in British schools overseas, celebrate the success of the sector and help set benchmarks in best practice.

The judges were highly respected and experienced sector leaders and chaired by Professor Jeff Thompson CBE of the Centre for the Study of Education in an International Context, at the University of Bath. Professor Thompson told the finalists how impressed the panel was by the quality of the entries, with many very highly regarded schools not even making the shortlist.

The shortlisted schools travelled more than 378,000 miles to get there - that's 5.5 times the circumference of the globe!

Organiser, Andrew Maiden, editor of British International Schools magazine said: "We had entries from 45 different countries from right across the world. And the feedback we've been getting from the finalists has been so positive. Regardless of whether a school won a trophy or not, each school found meeting and sharing their exciting projects with each other really worthwhile."

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