Accreditations and memberships

Our accreditations and memberships highlight the quality of our provision and our strong reputation as a education provider.

Over the last 70 years we have developed strong links with prestigious organisations around the world including the International Baccalaureate Organisation (IBO), Quality English, English UK, Cambridge English, University of San Diego and University of Oxford.

International Baccalaureate Organisation

We are an IB World School, and as such the IB Diploma qualification is accredited by the International Baccalaureate Organisation.

As well as this, we offer IB teacher training workshops. These courses have been delivered in cooperation with the IBO since 2002.

You will benefit from being taught by IB approved workshop leaders, access to extensive IBDP resources and get the chance to network and share experiences with IB teachers.

British Council

Our English Language courses are accredited by the British Council. Read our Inspection Report.


Independent Schools Association

We are a member of the Independent Schools Association (ISA). The ISA provides support to independent schools across the sector.

Independent Schools Council

The college is a member of the Independent Schools Council who strives to improve international education.

Independent School Inspectorate

Independent Schools Inspectorate is responsible school inspections for Independent School Council (ISC) members.

Private Further Education

The Independent Schools Inspection (PFE) monitors teaching and course design for English language and academic subjects. Read our Inspection Report.

International Association of Language Centres

International Association of Language Centres, is a global network of high-quality, independent language schools that teach the official language of their country.

English UK

English UK is a leading language teaching association.

Quality English

Quality English selects independent schools with exceptional service, unique character, quality and breath of provision.

Quality Education

Quality Education selects independent schools with exceptional service, unique character, quality and breath of provision.

Teaching Qualification Centre

Associations and Partnerships

University of San Diego

The University of San Diego has worked in partnership with St Clare’s for more than 30 years as the University of Record for our Undergraduate Programme.

Associated with Blackfriars, University of Oxford

Our Scholars Programme is a joint initiative between St Clare’s and Blackfriars Hall, a private permanent Hall of Oxford University, governed by the English Dominican Friars.

PRELIM Teacher Training project

We are delighted to be part of the Partnered Remote Language Improvement Project (PRELIM) project.

The teacher training project aims to improve confidence and skills, and is supported by the British Council, IATEFL and English UK.

Licensed Award Centre

The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award

We are a licensed Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Centre.