At NACE, we believe providing for more able learners is a whole-school endeavour, to be approached in the context of challenge for all. When you join NACE, all staff at your school become members, with access to our full range of expert support.

Online resources

Created by our expert practitioners exclusively for NACE members, our resources cover the full spectrum of provision – from policy development to classroom practice.

Specialised training

Access to free webinars, plus discounted rates on our conferences, courses and in-school CPD – including training for school leaders, teachers, coordinators and subject specialists.

Termly meetups

Launched in response to member demand, our free meetups provide termly opportunities to exchange ideas with peers, hear from expert practitioners and extend your professional network.

Research & policy

Stay up to date with the latest research and policy, and collaborate with fellow NACE members to identify and share research-informed good practice. 


Contribute to NACE’s dialogue with government bodies, and join our Leading Schools Network at invitation-only events and consultations. 

NACE Challenge Development Programme

A toolkit for whole-school evaluation and improvement, designed to support the development of high-quality provision for more able learners, in the context of challenge for all. Exclusively available to NACE members, the programme can lead to formal accreditation through the NACE Challenge Award.

What our members say…

“Being a member of NACE has enabled us to access high-quality learning support and specialist advice. Alongside research and best practice in other schools, we are able to plan and implement proven strategies, which will enhance the learning of all our children.”

- Jennifer Richards, headteacher and headteacher consultant, St Mark’s CE Primary, Aquinas Trust

“NACE membership offers a wealth of materials for coordinators (both new and experienced) that help you understand your role and create purposeful action plans. Overall, being a member of NACE has helped us develop challenge in innumerable ways.”

- Carl Iszatt, able coordinator, Highfield Primary School

“NACE membership provides access to high-quality materials and expert support. Courses in specialist subjects, as well as the coordinator role, develop understanding of providing challenge for the more able in education.”

- Madeleine Wivell, MAT coordinator, Park House School

“Whether the school needs to develop from a low Ofsted category and low achievement to a high-performing school, or go beyond the outstanding category, the NACE Challenge Framework provides the challenge, the direction and the energy for all.”

- Paul Dick, headteacher of Kennet School and chief executive of the Kennet School Academies Trust

How much does membership cost?

Annual NACE membership is for all staff within your school. Fees for 2018-19 are as follows.

Very small school < 70 pupils: £95*      

Small school < 150 pupils: £140*        

Medium school < 500 pupils: £195*        

Large school < 1,000 pupils: £270*        

Extra-large school, local authority or other organisation > 1,000 pupils: £325*

Overseas: £325*

Individual: price on application

Trusts, alliances and clusters: price on application


Download the latest membership flyer (pdf).

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