The Highcrest Academy

The NACE Challenge Award

“The school’s vision - Aspire and Achieve - permeates the learning environment and is regularly referenced in lessons by teachers and pupils, underpinning the curriculum and wider opportunities across the school.” NACE

The NACE Challenge Award provides national recognition of school-wide high quality provision for more able learners within a context of challenge for all. 

We received our most recent reaccreditation of this award in June 2022. At Highcrest, we regularly engage with other challenge award accredited schools to ensure our students have equal opportunities.  

Achieving the award means that we demonstrate good or outstanding provision in teaching and learning for students of all abilities. We have held this prestigious award since 2013 and have been re-accredited every three years since. We will continue in our journey to strive for excellence, undertaking a further re-accreditation in 2025. Click here for full report.