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NACE Challenge Award 

Eggar’s achieves prestigious NACE Challenge Award

Eggar’s School is only the third secondary school in Hampshire to achieve this prestigious award.  The Award is given for high quality work by the whole school in challenging all students to achieve their best.

NACE, the National Association for Able Children in Education, is a leading national education organisation and charity.  Assessors for the award were impressed by the strong leadership and management of provision which keeps the needs of more able learners at the forefront of the school’s work.  They judged quality by observing lessons, interviewing students, teachers, parents and governors, and by looking at students’ work.  The accreditation was made on the basis of the high quality and commitment they saw across the school.

The assessor commented ‘The ethos of the school is safe, secure and confident, and has a really lovely feel.  The culture and ethos is one of high aspiration for all students and staff.  Every member of staff I spoke to was passionate about the school.  You are showing you believe in developing the 'whole' student, not all schools focus on this.’ 

Patrick Sullivan, Head Teacher, summed up by saying “We are very proud of our inclusivity and achievements in the school, and the introduction of the Eggar’s Experience this year has further developed the philosophy that every child at Eggar’s is able and talented. Our most able students, who have extremely high aspirations, are given the best opportunities to challenge themselves and reach for the top.  We believe in developing the ‘whole’ student and they flourish under the guidance of outstanding teaching on a day to day basis.  As ever, it was a full team effort and further recognition of the excellent provision in and beyond the classroom at Eggar’s School!