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News & Events


Take a look at our upcoming events and important school calendar dates below.


Wednesday 3rd

Matilda Showcase

WB/Monday 8th

Enrichment Week

Year 7 Camp

Thursday 4th

Year 6 Day 2

Friday 19th

Summer Fayre

Last day

Friday 5th

Year 6 Day 2

Awards Evening 2024

On Thursday 27th June, we held our annual Award's Evening at Alford's historic Manor House. It was an evening of celebration for some of our amazing students, who have shown excellence in learning and demonstrated fantastic respect, responsibility and resilience. We also had the pleasure of an alumni guest speaker, Detective Chief Inspector Holly Stockwell.

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British Council International

School Award success for


John Spendluffe Technology College in Alford has been awarded the British Council’s prestigious International School Award in recognition of its work to bring the world into the classroom.

The International School Award celebrates the achievements of schools that do exceptional work in international education. Fostering an international dimension in the curriculum is at the heart of the British Council’s work with schools, so that young people gain the cultural understanding and skills they need for life work in today’s world.


John Spendluffe Technology College’s international work includes a wide range of exciting international learning projects with students in other countries including a local guide language translation project with a school in Ecuador and art projects with a school in India.


On hearing the news that John Spendluffe Technology College had received the award, Mr. Follett said: Our school is very proud of it’s International Schools Award which it has maintained for many years. Students have benefited greatly from the global learning and enrichment that has been provided with projects that involve them directly interacting with student in other countries. Projects both in the past and more recently have seen our students working with schools across the globe including Tanzania, Japan, India, Spain and Ecuador to name a few.


Scott McDonald, Chief Executive of the British Council, said: ‘The school has earned this prestigious award through its inspirational international work and links with schools abroad.

The International School Award is a chance for schools to be recognised for their important work bringing the world into their classrooms. This is especially commendable when schools have been deeply affected by the global pandemic. The desire to build on their international work shines through and it is with upmost pride that we celebrate their achievements. 

By embedding an international dimension in children’s education, these schools are preparing their students for successful lives in the UK or further afield, empowering them to be global citizens, and are creating vital opportunities in an increasingly global economy.’



The Award is now available worldwide in countries such as Egypt, Nigeria, Pakistan and Taiwan. Over 6000 International School Awards have been presented to successful schools in the UK since the scheme began in 1999.


The International School Award encourages and supports schools to develop:


  • An international ethos embedded throughout the school

  • A whole school approach to international work

  • Collaborative curriculum-based work with a number of partner schools

  • Year-round international activity

  • Involvement of the wider community

For more information about the International School Award, please contact our team at  

For more information, please visit: You can also follow the British Council Schools social media channels and

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