of Independent Schools of the Year Award!

Friday October 13, 2023

Concord College are delighted to be named as the winners of the Independent Schools of the Year award for best International Student Experience. Ms Correll, our Head of Lower School received the award on behalf of the College at a ceremony in London on Tuesday night. As a school that was created to promote international harmony; the international student experience is fundamental to who we are and everything we do at Concord. The majority of our students are international boarders, so appreciate the way the college understands their needs, whilst our British students relish the opportunity to become part of a global community right here in the UK. Concord’s entry in the award focussed on the experiences that we all share throughout the school year, from arrivals days and induction, through British Day, the Autumn Festival and Halloween, to Christmas and Lunar New Year. Concord’s community events such as the International Food Fair and the Winter Showcase, where the national societies come together to share their cultures are an important feature of the college. Concord’s Principal Dr Truss said: “All students at Concord get a unique experience that blends academic excellence and the opportunity to be involved in a huge number of activities, societies and competitions across and beyond the curriculum, all within a vibrant, diverse, inclusive and overwhelmingly kind environment. “Of course, with 85% of our students coming from outside the UK, we are very confident that the experience of international students can't be matched anywhere else. All of us here at Concord are delighted that our students' positive, joyful and hard-working approach, coupled with the efforts of our supremely talented, knowledgeable and compassionate staff have been formally recognised with this award. There is truly nowhere like Concord!”