Our friends around the World

Our friends around the World

Reaccreditation until 2022

We are very proud to announce that we have successfully gained reaccreditation for the International School Award (ISA), acknowledging our broad curriculum and international dimension for all pupils across the school.

"Well done to everyone at Bishop's Tachbrook for their hard work towards reaccreditation. You have clearly engaged teachers, pupils and your local community which gives the International Work in your school a very positive status." (ISA Assessor, British Council)

India International Week:

We have had a brilliant week learning all about India; the children have been fantastic! They have tried lots of new things, taking part in different activities such as Bhangra dancing, making and trying Indian foods, playing Indian games, as well as a number of creative projects.

Our partner school has sent through lots of photos, work and information to support our learning and we have enjoyed watching the different videos of the children at their school, where they have been performing dance routines, playing games and singing.

Thank you to all the families for spending time to research India during the Easter holidays; the work the children have created is amazing! They should feel very proud of themselves.  A display has been made in the Learning Zone with different artefacts, 3D models, collages and writing for you to see when you are next visiting.

We are very grateful to Mrs Bhatoe and Mrs Sidhu who came to visit the classes to teach us about India.  The reception class were lucky to make vegetable samosas with Mrs Bhatoe and learn about Indian drums, and lots of children visiting year 1 this week learnt about Indian dress with Mrs Sidhu.  Thank you very much for making this experience so rich and exciting for the children in our school.

Please scroll down to see photos from the week.


Our friends in Bangalore, India

We are very pleased to be partners with East West Public School in Bangalore, India.  We have been developing our partnership over recent years, carrying out different projects to broaden and enhance the children’s understanding and global awareness.

East West Public School is located in Subramanyanagar, Bangalore, India.  They have 1000 pupils attending and speak a number of languages including English, Kannada, Tamil, Hindi, Tulu, Konkini, Gujarati, Marwari and Sanskrit.  Their Headteacher is Madam Vijayalakshmi and their International Coordinator is Grace Sitharaman. This year their school is celebrating its golden jubilee!

A message from the school to us all:




Our friends in Nikaweratiya, Sri Lanka

We have recently started a partnership with a school in Nikaweratiya, Sri Lanka. We will be collaborating on a project entitled ‘Our School Meals’. The children have been busy finding out about Sri Lanka, locating it on a map and looking at the different animals and foods that can be found there. The children have also been thinking about what foods they think the children in Sri Lanka like to eat at school and have been drawing and writing about their favourites too!

We have exchanged photographs and examples of work and are in the process of making a book all about our school meals which we will send to the children in Sri Lanka in the next few weeks.  Scroll below to see some of our photographs.


Our school was accredited with the International School Award for the first time in 2015. 

This reflects our whole school commitment to embed a rich and creative range of international work and we are very proud to have received the award.  The curriculum delivered throughout the school not only enables children to deepen their understanding of other countries, people and religions but also enables them to explore these areas through a number of global themes such as ‘identity and belonging’, ‘rights and responsibilities’ and ‘peace and conflict’. 

From learning about school meals in our partner schools in India and Sri Lanka; investigating our local environment with our partner school in Ghana, to learning how to speak Spanish and join in with their traditions, to taking part in an international week themed around Africa...our curriculum enables children to see themselves as part of one world, one that extends far beyond Bishop’s Tachbrook.

Scroll down below to see a selection of photographs from our international week that have been on display at school as well as some work exchanged with our partner schools.


We believe it is important to share cultural experiences and broaden horizons of the children we teach. Not only will this help to positively shape the children’s attitudes and aspirations, but it will enhance their understanding of the world and provide strong integration to their curriculum, bringing learning to life.

 You can read why we have friends around the world here.

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