On Monday evening local MP, Caroline Dinenage, attended a special awards ceremony in central London, where she presented Bay House School with the British Council’s prestigious International School award.

The award recognised the school’s leading role in developing a truly global approach to education. The British Council, which aims to promote understanding between the UK and the wider world, praised Bay House School’s programme of inspiring exchanges and exciting international visits and collaborations, as well as its outward-looking curriculum. The school became a Global Learning Programme centre of excellence last year, and is also one of only 42 Confucius Classrooms in the UK, with this status reflecting its ongoing work in promoting Chinese language and culture.

Commenting, Caroline said:

“When I met with overseas delegates at Bay House for a conference last year, I became aware of how effectively the school engages with international stakeholders. This not only enriches the educational experiences of Bay House students, but also promotes a fresh approach to education more broadly. This award puts our area on the international map and I am thrilled that Bay House has been recognised for its fantastic work.”

The British Council commended Bay House for promoting an outlook that equipped students to make the transition from being a citizen of Gosport, to a global citizen.