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Six Middle Eastern Schools Win in First-ever Tes Awards for International Schools

by Belinda Breeze

Seven schools and six teachers have won awards in the inaugural Tes Awards for International Schools. The awards programme builds on the success of the UK’s prestigious and long-running Tes Schools Awards, dubbed ‘the Oscars of education’.

Six schools won in the Middle East, with five in the United Arab Emirates and one in Bahrain

These 13 winners were selected by an independent panel of expert judges from 96 shortlisted schools located across the globe. Regionally, six awards were won by schools in the Middle East, five in Asia, one in Africa, and one in Europe. Of the six awards in the Middle east, five were from the UAE:

Dan Worth, International Editor for Tes Magazine said: “Discovering the amazing things the winning schools and individuals have been doing all around the world has been very exciting as they demonstrate bold new ideas and innovations in a raft of key areas of education.The Tes Awards for International Schools has set the bar high in its first year in terms of both the breadth of the quality of entries received and the eventual winners and we look forward to seeing how this continues to evolve in the future.”

The Tes Awards for International Schools will be held again in 2025, with nominations opening later this year.

Debra Forsyth, CEO of BSME said: “BSME is very proud of the continuous development work in Middle East schools that ensures they are at the cutting edge of education globally and offer an education that ranks amongst the best in the world. The award-winning schools have demonstrated high levels of collaboration, inclusion, and innovation that we think exemplify the best of education in the region.”

Kam Chohan, Executive Director of ECIS added: “The work of these winners has been inspiring and we’re proud to see the excellence these schools have been able to deliver to their students. These winners demonstrate the passion international schools and teachers have in taking the education they offer to new heights, and how they give their students greater opportunities to succeed.”

“The IB is truly inspired by the remarkable achievements demonstrated by all schools participating in the TES Awards for International Schools 2024. This level of dedication makes us optimistic for the future of international education, given the efforts that both schools and educators are putting into the advancement of their curriculum,” Olli-Pekka Heinonen, Director General at the IB concluded.

For more information about the Tes Awards for International Schools, and to view more information about the winners,