A GREAT Horton school has been awarded for challenging its pupils to do their best.

Copthorne Primary School is just the 385th school nationally to achieve the prestigious NACE (National Association for Able Children in Education) Challenge Award.

It recognises work done by the whole school, teachers and governors, in challenging all pupils, including those with high abilities, to achieve their best.

NACE Chief Executive Sue Riley said: “Copthorne Primary School has worked hard to win the Challenge Award status. It has shown itself to be committed to developing a school and providing an education where all pupils are challenged to be the best they can be.”

NACE is a national education organisation and charity, established for over 30 years that supports teachers in providing for pupils with high abilities whilst enabling all pupils to flourish.

Assessors for the award say they were impressed by the leadership and management of provision which keeps the needs of more able learners at the forefront of the school’s work. They judged the quality of the school’s work by observing lessons, interviewing the pupils, teachers, parents and governors and by looking at the pupils’ work.