Since 1998, St Julian’s has been jointly accredited by the Council of International Schools, CIS and by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, NEASC.
St. Julian´s is fully accredited by Council of International Schools (CIS); New England Association od Schools and Colleges (NEASC); International Baccalaureate Organisation (IBO) and most recently in 2015 the Headmaster´s Conference (HMC). St Julian's is an Associate member of the Council of British International Schools (COBIS), an organisation which helps keep us in contact with best practice and the latest developments in the independent and state sector in the United Kingdom.
CIS/NEASC “The CIS Accreditation Process is a flexible, yet rigorous, vehicle for continuous school improvement which leads, if successful, to the most highly valued and sought after international recognition of the school.”
The Accreditation process involves a continuous 10 year cycle of steps, including a Self-Study and a Team visit. The accreditation process is all about school improvement, and discussions focus on ways in which the school can better fulfil the vision of its mission statement and offer outstanding teaching and learning. Student well-being and the promotion of internationalism are other key concerns, as are questions of strategic planning, school development, and governance. St Julian’s was first accredited in 1998 and has had its accredited status confirmed at every visit since. The school is in the early stages of the Self-Study leading to the next team visit in November 2018.
IBO - St Julian’s is also authorised by the IBO to offer its senior students the International Baccalaureate Diploma programme. The IBO also makes a regular assessment of the school's fitness to undertake this work using a different approach to CIS and NEASC. The IB send a detailed questionnaire to the school every five years; if there are concerns the IBO will send a visiting team to the school but usually their response will be in the form of recommendations sent to the school.
HMC - In May 2015 the school went through the rigorous process of becoming HMC accredited. The report was extremely encouraging and it illustrated the recent improvements that have been and are being made at the school.
NAACE - In May 2016 St Julian’s School was awarded the prestigious International Technology in Education Mark by Naace.
ITEM -the International Technology in Education Mark is a whole-school technology accreditation for schools throughout the world. Accredited by Naace, the professional association for educators interested in advancing education through the appropriate use of technology, ITEM uses a self- review framework which integrates with the NETS standards to produce a unique accreditation scheme suitable for international schools. It enables schools to self-review their technology provision across all areas of the school by setting out a structure of elements, strands and aspects to facilitate self-evaluation, benchmarking and action planning.
Technology Director Michael Brooke commented “On behalf of St Julian’s School, I am delighted to be awarded ITEM. Our staff work really hard to ensure that technology is embedded in the curriculum, this award recognises the excellent technology that is taking place at our school. It recognises our positive approach to ICT and the benefits it is bringing to our children. We plan to continue investing in our technology provision, as we recognise the impact is has on pupils’ motivation and engagement with learning.”
Mark Chambers, Naace CEO, said “St Julian’s School thoroughly deserves this prestigious award. They clearly demonstrate how important it is to take a whole school approach to using technology in schools”