Congratulations to 392 schools in England and Wales who have gained The NACE Challenge Award, 101 schools who have achieved re-accreditation and 12 schools who have now reached a 'Decade of NACE Challenge' having gained the third accreditation.

Maintaining the spirit of the Challenge Award and the quality principles 

All schools gaining a NACE Award have undergone a rigorous, evidence based assessment, requiring triangulation between the evidence and judgements submitted by the school, assessment day evidence gained from interviews across the school community and evidence resulting from sampling of the quality of teaching and learning during the assessment day. Awards are given on the basis of achieving this triangulation and with the expectation that such standards will be not only be sustained but improved upon, as required by the report presented to the school. 

Schools which subsequently fall short of ‘good’, as judged by the Ofsted Inspection of schools in England, and Eystn Inspection of schools in Wales, are deemed to have failed in the NACE requirement to sustain and improve good quality provision. As such, NACE reserves the right to require the school to cease to use the NACE Challenge Award logo.


Challenge Award Schools Map

Accredited = Re-Accredited = Third Accreditation =

Primary Phase Schools (including Nursery, Infant and Junior Schools)

Abertillery Primary School (September, 2013) Accredited
Alaw Primary School Accredited
Alfreton Nursery School (April, 2017) Accredited
Ardeligh Green Junior School (March, 2016) Accredited
Barry Island Primary School (April, 2015) Re-Accredited
Beaufort Hill Primary School (October, 2012) Accredited
Bedford Preparatory School (March, 2013) Accredited
Bidford on Avon Primary School (April, 2015) Re-Accredited
Broomhill Infant School (June, 2013) Re-Accredited
Chalkwell Hall Infant School, Southend (Reaccredited 17 April 2012) Re-Accredited
Cleves Cross Primary School, Ferryhill (January, 2014) Accredited
Compton Church of England Primary School (November, 2016) Re-Accredited
Copthorne Primary School (December, 2016) Accredited
Cragside C of E Primary School (January, 2016) Accredited
Cross Ash Primary School, Monmouthshire (Re-accredited May 2014) Re-Accredited
Curridge Primary School (September, 2012) Accredited
Cwmclydach Primary School (November, 2016) Re-Accredited
Daiglen School Accredited
Engayne Primary School (March, 2014) Accredited
Eveswell Primary School (November, 2013) Accredited
Felsted Preparatory School (November, 2015) Re-Accredited
Fernwood Primary and Nursery School (November, 2016) Re-Accredited
Field Court C of E Infant Academy (June, 2013} Accredited
Fulmer Infant School, Buckinghamshire (Reaccredited 8th March 2012) Re-Accredited
George Fentham Endowed School (December, 2012) Accredited
Glan Usk Primary School (November, 2016) Accredited
Glenmere Community Primary School (September, 2016) Re-Accredited
Glyncoed Primary School (March, 2016) Accredited
Grafton School (March 2017) Accredited
Hamstel Infant School & Nursery (March, 2016) Third Accreditation
Harefield Junior School, Hillingdon (November, 2015) Third Accreditation
Hazelwood School Accredited
Heycroft Primary School (November, 2016) Re-Accredited
Highfield Primary School (February, 2016) Third Accreditation
Hilldene Primary School (January, 2016) Accredited
Holy Trinity Primary School (July, 2013) Re-Accredited
Horspath C of E Primary School February, 2014) Accredited
Hutton Manor Accredited
John Ruskin School (December, 2012) Re-Accredited
Julian's Primary School (December, 2017) Accredited
Kingston Park Primary School (January, 2017) Accredited
Lanesborough Preparatory School (March, 2015) Re-Accredited
Langley Preparatory School (July, 2016) Accredited
Lister Infant School (November, 2016) Accredited
Meadow View JMI School, Birmingham (Re-accredited May 2014) Re-Accredited
New Seaham Primary School Accredited
Oakleigh House School (September, 2016) Accredited
Oldfield Primary School (March, 2015) Re-Accredited
Parkview Primary School Re-Accredited
Pencoed Primary School (July, 2016) Accredited
Penygraig Junior School (June, 2013) Accredited
Pikes Lane Primary School (December, 2015) Accredited
Portswood Primary School, Southampton (Re-accredited June 2010 and February 2015, a Decade of NACE Challenge) Third Accreditation
Potley Hill Primary School (October, 2012) Re-Accredited
Redbourn Infant and Nursery School (June, 2016) Third Accreditation
Rush Common Primary School (December, 2013) Re-Accredited
Sacred Heart Catholic Primary & Nursery School Re-Accredited
Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School (March, 2014) Accredited
Saint Mary's Catholic Primary School (October, 2016) Accredited
Snowsfields Primary School, London (November, 2013) Accredited
Springhill Catholic Primary School (February, 2014) Accredited
St Andrew's CE Primary School, SW9 (October, 2016) Accredited
St Benedict's Catholic Primary School (March, 2017) Accredited
St Finian’s Catholic Primary School (April, 2016) Re-Accredited
St Godric's RC Primary, Durham (October, 2013) Accredited
St Gwladys Bargoed Primary School Accredited
St Mary's Catholic Primary School, Enfield (November, 2012) Re-Accredited
St Mary's Catholic Primary School, Studley (June, 2013) Re-Accredited
St Nicolas C of E Junior School (March, 2016) Accredited
St Thomas More Catholic Teaching School (July, 2016) Accredited
Swaminarayan Prep School (January, 2017) Re-Accredited
The Crypt School Accredited
The Dell Primary School (March, 2016) Accredited
Trellech Primary School (November, 2016) Accredited
Uplands Primary School (June, 2013) Accredited
Upminster Infant School (January, 2014) Accredited
Varndean School Accredited
Vauxhall Primary School (March, 2014) Accredited
Waycroft Academy (January, 2014) Accredited
Welford & Wickham Primary School Accredited
West Leigh Infant School, Leigh-on-sea (November, 2013) Accredited
Whiteparish All Saints CE Primary School (May, 2016) Re-Accredited
Wildern School, Southampton (October, 2013) Accredited
Windsor CP School, Liverpool (October, 2013) Accredited
Witham St. Hughs Academy (December, 2012) Re-Accredited
Ynysowen Community Primary (May, 2013) Accredited
Ysgol Bryn Coch Accredited
Ysgol Gymraeg Caerffili (April, 2016) Accredited
Ysgol Pen y Bryn Accredited
Ysgol Y Foryd (February, 2016) Accredited

Secondary Schools

Arthur Mellows Village College (February, 2013) Accredited
Ashmole Academy Accredited
Bitterne Park School, Southampton (Reaccredited August 2014) Re-Accredited
Broxbourne School, The (Reaccredited January 2015) Re-Accredited
Canons High School Re-Accredited
Cardiff High School (November, 2012) Accredited
Cheam High School, Sutton, Surrey (March, 2015) Third Accreditation
Chelsea Academy (March 2017) Accredited
Churston Ferrers Grammar School (October, 2012) Accredited
Coombe Boys' School Accredited
Coombe Girls' School (July 2016) Accredited
Eggar's School (January, 2016) Accredited
Felsted School (September, 2016) Accredited
Forest Gate Community School (November, 2016) Accredited
Gaynes School and Language College, Upminster, Essex (Re-accredited Aug 2014) Re-Accredited
Glenthorne High School (October, 2015) Re-Accredited
Haggerston School (November, 2015) Accredited
Hardenhuish School (February, 2016) Re-Accredited
Haybridge High School & Sixth Form (October, 2015) Third Accreditation
Holme Grange School, Berkshire (November, 2013) Accredited
Hugh Sexey Church of England Middle School (November, 2012) Re-Accredited
JFS School Accredited
John of Gaunt School (March, 2013) Accredited
Kennet School (February, 2017) Third Accreditation
Maiden Erlegh School (November, 2013) Re-Accredited
Newtown High School (November, 2013) Accredited
Norbury Manor Business & Enterprise College (March, 2016) Third Accreditation
Priory Academy LSST, The (April, 2015) Re-Accredited
Sacred Heart RC School, Southwark (Re-accredited 24 May 2011) Re-Accredited
Sir Christopher Hatton Academy (June, 2015) Re-Accredited
Sir William Borlase's Grammar School (February, 2014) Accredited
South Wilts Grammar School for Girls (April, 2015) Re-Accredited
St Crispin's School (July, 2013) Accredited
St Mary's Catholic School, Hertfordshire (Re-accredited 6 July 2011) Re-Accredited
The Peterborough School (June, 2013) Accredited
The Purbeck School Accredited
Toot Hill School (January, 2016) Re-Accredited
Treorchy Comprehensive School (February, 2016) Third Accreditation
Uppingham Community College (July, 2016) Accredited
Y Pant School Re-Accredited
Ysgol David Hughes (September, 2016) Accredited
Ysgol Gymraeg Bro Morgannwg (March, 2016) Re-Accredited
Ysgol Stanwell School (January, 2016) Accredited
Ysgol y Preseli Accredited