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We are proud to work in partnership with a diverse range of organisations whose values and aims align with our own. Our partners enable us to offer additional expertise and opportunities for our members, alongside opportunities to collaborate on research and knowledge-sharing, and to contribute to national and international developments in provision for more able learners.

Our current partners include:

The Day

The Day turns the daily news into lessons designed to get students thinking for themselves and engaging with the world. It covers a wide range of subjects linking to all areas of the curriculum, plus topical weekly themes, quizzes, infographics and thought-provoking videos.

European Council for High Ability

NACE is a member of the European Council for High Ability (ECHA), which promotes and supports communication and collaboration between organisations and individuals interested in the field of high ability, including educators, researchers, pyschologists, parents and the highly able themselves.

English-Speaking Union

International charity the English-Speaking Union (ESU) is dedicated to helping young people develop the skills to articulate and express their ideas out loud. As well as running a range of oracy initiatives, cultural exchange programmes and competitions, the ESU also offers free online resources for schools.

Exceed Teaching Schools

Exceed Teaching Schools are committed to using available resources – including teachers’ and leaders’ skills, expertise and practice – to the benefit of all schools across the Lancashire and West Yorkshire region. Through bespoke tailored support, Exceed Teaching Schools' Alliance facilitates quality-assured school improvement opportunities “for schools by schools”.

Fair Education Alliance

NACE is proud to be part of the Fair Education Alliance (FEA), a coalition of organisations committed to tackling inequalities in education. Read the FEA's 2019 manifesto here.

Globe Education

Based at the iconic Shakespeare's Globe theatre in London, Globe Education offers resources and services to support teaching and learning with Shakespeare for all ages – including creative, challenging and collaborative approaches to storytelling and transition.

Jesus College Access

Oxford University's Jesus College has a dedicated Access Fellow and team, working on outreach initiatives to increase access to Oxford and to help schools support students from all backgrounds who may wish to consider applying to a top-tier university.


Based at the University of Cambridge, NRICH provides free resources for teachers and learners, aiming to enrich mathematics teaching and learning through challenging, engaging and meaningful maths activities.


Oxplore is a digital outreach portal from the University of Oxford, aiming to raise aspirations and stimulate intellectual curiosity amongst 11- to 18-year olds. The “Home of Big Questions”, it tackles complex ideas across a wide range of subjects, drawing on the latest research undertaken at Oxford.

Rising Stars

NACE has a longstanding partnership with education publisher Rising Stars, which publishes high-quality resources for primary schools. Rising Stars also offers a discount for all NACE members on resources for more able learners, including English for the More Able and Maths for the More Able.

School Library Association

The School Library Association (SLA) provides support for those involved with school libraries, working to promote high-quality reading and learning opportunities for all. NACE is proud to support the SLA’s Great School Libraries campaign, highlighting the importance of well-stocked and -staffed school libraries which offer an inspiring, challenging and enriching resource for all young people.

York St John University

NACE is partnering with York St John University on research into links between perfectionism and more able learners – building on the university’s extensive work in this field to develop bespoke resources for our member schools.