Over 400 schools have successfully gained the NACE Challenge Award, in recognition of school-wide high-quality provision for more able learners within a context of challenge for all.

The award is valid for a period of three years (previously four). Over 100 schools have successfully applied for reaccreditation, while 14 schools have gained accreditation for the third time – maintaining the award for over a decade.

Scroll down for a map showing the locations of Challenge Award schools, followed by a full list of primary and secondary schools which have gained the award to date.


Challenge Award schools map

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

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
Bidford on Avon Primary School (April, 2015) Re-Accredited
Breaside Preparatory School (June 2018) Accredited
Chiswick House School (June 2018) 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
Cwmclydach Primary School (November, 2016) Re-Accredited
Daiglen School Accredited
Danes Hill School (June 2018) Accredited
Duncombe School (December 2017) Accredited
Eltham Hill School (October, 2017) Accredited
Felsted Preparatory School (November, 2015) Re-Accredited
Fernwood Primary and Nursery School (November, 2016) Re-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
Harvills Hawthorn Primary School (May, 2019) Re-Accredited
Hazelwood School Accredited
Heycroft Primary School (November, 2016) Re-Accredited
Highfield Primary School (February, 2016) Third Accreditation
Hilldene Primary School (January, 2016) Accredited
Holy Cross Catholic Primary School (June, 2017) Accredited
Horton Park Primary (April 2019) Accredited
Howell's School Llandaff (June 2017) Accredited
Hugh Myddelton Primary School (June 2018) Accredited
Hurlingham School (June, 2017) 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
Llanfoist Fawr Primary School (May, 2017) Accredited
Meadow View JMI School, Birmingham (Re-accredited May 2014) Re-Accredited
Nettlesworth Primary School (July 2018) Re-Accredited
New Seaham Primary School Accredited
Oakleigh House School (September, 2016) Accredited
Oaksey C of E Primary School (July 2018) Accredited
Oldfield Primary School (March, 2015) Re-Accredited
Osmani Primary School (March 2018) Accredited
Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic Primary School (June, 2017) Third Accreditation
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
Round Diamond Primary School (July 2017) Accredited
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
Shefford Lower School (July 2017) Accredited
Snowsfields Primary School (June 2018) Re-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 Brides Major Church in Wales Primary (October, 2017) Accredited
St Cedd's School (November 2018) Accredited
St Cuthbert Mayne Catholic School (July 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 John's Church of England (VA) School (March 2018) 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 Paul's Catholic Primary School (December 2017) Accredited
St Philip Evans Catholic Primary School (October, 2017) Accredited
St Thomas More Catholic Teaching School (July, 2016) Accredited
Stamford Park Junior School (July 2017) Accredited
Swaminarayan Prep School (January, 2017) Re-Accredited
The Crypt School Accredited
The Dell Primary School (March, 2016) Accredited
The Leys Primary & Nursery School (January 2018) Accredited
Tower Bridge Primary School (October 2018) Accredited
Trellech Primary School (November, 2016) Accredited
Troedyrhiw Community Primary School (May 2017) 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 Community Primary School (July, 2017) Re-Accredited
Witham St. Hughs Academy (December, 2012) Re-Accredited
Ynysowen Community Primary (May, 2017) Re-Accredited
Ysgol Bryn Coch Accredited
Ysgol Gymraeg Caerffili (April, 2016) Accredited
Ysgol Pen y Bryn Accredited
Ysgol Pencae (June 2019) Accredited
Ysgol Treganna (June 2018) Accredited
Ysgol Y Foryd (February, 2016) Accredited

Secondary Schools

Arthur Mellows Village College (February, 2013) Accredited
Ashmole Academy Accredited
Babington Academy (July 2018) 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
Duke's Aldridge Academy (July 2017) 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 (October, 2017) Re-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 (July 2017) Third Accreditation
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 John's School (June 2019) Accredited
The Highcrest Academy (October 2017) Accredited
The Peterborough School (October, 2017) Re-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