Woodland Star International School is certified by the Independent Quality Assurance Agency (IQAA). The IQAA’s quality assurance process brings external scrutiny to the level and quality of teaching and learning to hundreds of schools across Southern and East Africa, while also evaluating the operational efficiency, governance and management of schools.

The IQAA’s quality assurance model is unique in that it understands, accommodates and values contextual differences among schools, allowing schools to develop their own culture, educational philosophies and practices in seeking to provide the most effective path to meaningful teaching and learning.

The IQAA’s evaluation serves as a gauge to determine whether a school is delivering and succeeding in its own distinctive mission, ethos and educational goals. Whilst the IQAA’s process provides for differences among schools and does not seek or require schools to conform to a particular model or way, it’s in-depth evaluation serves as an external, objective and detailed measure of the quality of teaching and learning at a school, and in this way provides a valuable layer of quality assurance and accountability to parents and other school stakeholders.


The Association of International Schools in Africa (AISA) is dedicated to transforming student learning by leading and supporting professional growth, good governance, strategic thinking, and the wellbeing of the entire AISA community of schools.

AISA is the only association dedicated to professional learning, leadership support and growth, effective governance, school improvement, child protection and student support for international schools in Africa. This is important as AISA recognizes the unique challenges, but also the exceptional opportunities and rich experiences that operating as an international school in Africa offers.

Being a member of AISA provides the Woodland Star team with access to the external skills, resources and networks to support our school’s transformation and growth efforts. You can view our Woodland Star International School profile here.

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Cognia Accreditation

Woodland Star International School is proud to announce that we have commenced the candidacy review process with Cognia and are actively working towards achieving full accreditation during the 2023-2024 school year. As the world’s largest education community, serving over 30,000 public and private schools across the United States and in more than 70 countries worldwide, Cognia provides access to a global network of passionate educators committed to helping schools grow and succeed.

Cognia’s comprehensive approach to continuous improvement encompasses accreditation and certification, assessment, professional learning, and personalized improvement services, making it the perfect partner for Woodland Star’s ongoing commitment to educational excellence.

ASDAN Registration

The Award Scheme Development and Accreditation Network (ASDAN) is a educational charity based in the United Kingdom, widely recognised for its innovative curriculum programs that foster personal, social, and employability skills among learners.

As an ASDAN-registered school, Woodland Star International School has deepened its commitment to providing exceptional education and holistic development opportunities for all our learners.

Our partnership with ASDAN further underscores our passion and dedication to offer a diverse range of engaging and experiential learning experiences that go beyond traditional academic subjects. ASDAN’s curriculum programs emphasise practical skills, teamwork, problem-solving, and critical thinking, perfectly in tune with our mission to empower our students to become well-rounded individuals ready to thrive in the rapidly evolving world.

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