A SCHOOL has been given 'prestigious' recognition for embracing a diverse range of cultures and languages.

Didcot Girls' School has won the British Council's International School Award, which is given to schools that encourage pupils to be 'global citizens'.

The state secondary school has successfully renewed its accreditation for the accolade for another three years.

According to the British Council, the awards recognise schools that 'give young people a window into different cultures and countries'.

The school's headteacher Tom Goodenough said: "This is a highly prestigious award that recognised the breadth and quality of the international dimension of learning at Didcot Girls' School.

"It is particularly pleasing this year because we think this re-designation makes it over 20 continuous years that we have been in receipt of the award.

"It has become such a part of our culture over so many years."

The school teaches five languages and engages with the Mandarin Excellence Programme, as well as running school events such as World Languages Day, International Day and trips abroad.