13th March 2017
We are pleased to announce we have been awarded the “Nace Challenge Award”. Nace stands for the National Association for Able Children in Education. This national charity support schools in providing high quality education for more able and talented pupils. We have received their prestigious “Challenge Award” because of the excellent work we do with our more able and talented children. Mrs McCluskey had to collect a lot of evidence to show all of the things that we do for more able and talented children. A Nace assessor came to school to talk to pupils, staff, parents governors. He also watched some lessons and looked through books. He said he was very impressed with what he saw and thought we were an excellent school who deserved the award.
There are approximately 25,000 schools in England and Wales. Our school is only 387th school to receive the award. We are the first school in Newcastle!
On Monday 13th March we held a special assembly to celebrate receiving the award. NUFC player (and ex Kingston Park Primary School pupil) Paul Dummet presented us with the award. Governors and Chief Executive of our academy trust (Jan Corlett) attended the ceremony as well as some parents. Talented pupils shared their views of provision at our school and talented musicians performed for us.