We are delighted to announce that Oryx International has been awarded with The Bell Foundation’s extremely well-respected, ALFRI accreditation. This accreditation has been awarded for exemplary provision for children who have English as an Additional Language (EAL).

In order to receive this accreditation, the EAL provision at Oryx was rigorously accessed in seven core areas:

  1. inclusive vision, values, attitudes and behaviours
  2. inclusive governance and leadership for EAL
  3. whole school languages policy
  4. Continuing professional development and learning for EAL
  5. Assessment and placement of plurilingual pupils
  6. Curriculum, teaching and support of plurilingual pupils
  7. Learning of plurilingual pupils

The outcome of this assessment is that Oryx has been awarded the ‘Exemplary’ standard, which is the highest standard available, in every one of these seven areas.

I am delighted that the school has been awarded ‘Exemplary’ standard for our EAL provision. This is part of our continued drive for excellence in every facet of our provision of five-star education for all.

Derek LaidlawExecutive Principal

Going through the process of getting this accreditation gave us a clear indication of our strengths and insight into areas we could develop. To end this process with The Bell Foundation rating us as ‘Exemplary’ in all seven dimensions makes us extremely proud. As an international school, we've always been committed to our EAL provision and we will continue to strive for excellence because our students work hard on their additional language skills and we want to best support their efforts. 

Liam MernaghAssistant Principal

To read the full report go here: ALFRI Assessor's Report