Birmingham Primary School is a member of the Council of International Schools (CIS); a membership community committed to high quality international education.

The CIS community includes more than 1300 institutions – 733 schools and 620 colleges and universities representing 116 countries.

As a global non-profit membership organisation, CIS provides services to primary and secondary schools, higher education institutions and individuals that share these ideals:

  • a desire to provide students with the knowledge, skills and abilities to pursue their lives as global citizens; and
  • a commitment to high quality international education.

For more information about CIS, please see the official website.

Continuous self-improvement is the main focus of Birmingham Primary School’s involvement with the Council of International Schools.

Accreditation is gained through the demonstrated meeting of more than 65 standards including  governance, philosophy, teaching, learning, curriculum, staffing, inclusive communities and student engagement. The standards apply to schools everywhere in the world, whether the school is in Paris, London, Singapore or Mt Evelyn, Australia!

Birmingham Primary school successfully gained accreditation in 2015, and we are currently working towards another visit in 2020 where we will demonstrate how we are continuing to meet these 65 standards.