A Marlow primary school has scooped a top award for “working to bring the world” into the classroom for the second time.

Spinfield Primary School has been given the British Council’s prestigious International School Award, which celebrates the achievements of schools that do exceptional work in international education.

It came after children and staff worked on seven projects with their international partners in Nepal, India and Pakistan in order to get the award.

The school has been involved in the British Council’s Connecting Classrooms Programme since 2012 and this is the second time it has received the award, which is valid for three years.

Sir Ciarán Devane, chief executive of the British Council, said: “Spinfield School has brought the world into its classrooms, earning them the British Council International School Award.

“Their pupils’ education is enriched with international activities that help children develop the skills they need to thrive in a globalised world.”

Spinfield’s international co-ordinator, Sue Armstrong, along with other successful participating schools’ coordinators, attended a celebration event at the Houses of Parliament to receive their awards.

She was joined by Damian Hinds, the secretary of State for Education, Sir Ciarán and a number of constituency MPs.

The British Council’s International School Awards scheme started in 1999 and is sought-after worldwide from countries such as India, Sri Lanka, Lebanon, Cyprus, and Pakistan.