The Cotswold School is delighted to have International School status in recognition of our work with schools from around the world and the curriculum projects that enable pupils to learn more about different cultures, people and languages. In so doing, our students acquire an appreciation and respect for other cultural traditions as well as their own.
Importantly, International Status to us means being ambassadors of our school, our region and of Great Britain.
As representatives of Great Britain, we are a school that promotes democracy, a respect for the law, a belief in individual liberty, and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different abilities, faiths and beliefs. We do this in a number of ways which you can read about by CLICKING HERE.
As a school, we firmly believe in developing our students’ understanding of and appreciation for the wider world, preparing them to be global citizens.
The school actively promotes its International Status and has forged links with schools in Zambia, China, Argentina, Germany, France and India.
We welcome regular visits from foreign students for cultural exchanges and there is also an extensive array of local and international trips available: History trips to Goodrich Castle, the Somme, Berlin and Krakow; sports tours around the UK and to Barbados and France; skiing in the Alps; geography excursions in Wales; cultural tours to France, Italy, Spain, Germany, Belgium, Russia, China and the United States; and month long team expeditions to far-flung destinations in Asia, Africa and South America.
In particular, we have fantastic relationships with Masala High School in Ndola, Zambia and two schools in China: Suzhou Foreign Language School (SFLS) and Dulwich International School, (Suzhou & Beijing).