Exclusively available to NACE members*, the NACE Challenge Development Programme is supported through the NACE Challenge Framework, and can lead to formal accreditation through the NACE Challenge Award.

All prices are subject to VAT, and expenses will also be charged where applicable.

Programme options

1. Framework: £395

Access to the NACE Challenge Framework self-assessment audit tool and supporting resources, including online materials to assist your school in its improvement journey.

2. Framework and consultancy: £795**

In addition to the NACE Challenge Framework, a half-day consultancy session for school leaders. The session will review current practice, map this against the framework, and explore strategies to help the school move forward.

3. Framework, consultancy and bespoke CPD: £1,695**

In addition to the support detailed above, this option also includes a one-day CPD session for up to 25 members of staff, led by a NACE expert. The session will focus on identified areas for development, and can be tailored to heads of department, senior management or teaching staff and assistants as appropriate.

The CPD session can be extended to provide for a larger group (26-40 participants) for an additional charge of £100. For larger groups (41+) please contact us for a quote.

To discuss the most appropriate option for your school, or to create a bespoke support package, contact us: challenge@nace.co.uk / 01235 425000

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NACE Challenge Award

Schools whose self-evaluation indicates that they have met the criteria outlined in the NACE Challenge Framework are eligible to apply for NACE Challenge Award accreditation.

Stage 1: pre-assessment

The pre-assessment visit is compulsory for schools applying for accreditation for the first time, and optional for those applying for reaccreditation.
  • Primary school: £500  
  • Secondary school: £600 
Stage 2: assessment

The costs for NACE Challenge Award assessment are based on school size. The same fee applies for first accreditations and for subsequent reaccreditations.
  • 249 pupils or less (1 assessor): £950
  • 250-499 pupils (1 assessor): £1,050
  • 500-999 pupils (1 assessor): £1,300
  • 1,000-1,999 pupils (2 assessors): £1,950
  • 2,000+ pupils: price on application
Schools outside the UK
  • Up to 999 pupils: £1,975 +VAT (one assessor)
  • 1,000 or more pupils: £2,900 +VAT (two assessors)
Order your Challenge Award assessment.

For more information, contact us: challenge@nace.co.uk / 01235 425000

*Please note that the NACE Challenge Framework can only be purchased by schools. If you hold NACE membership as an individual, university or local authority, please contact us.

**Consultants’ travel and other expenses will be invoiced separately following each visit (currently £0.45 per mile, and including overnight accommodation where necessary).