Awards and Accreditations

Race charter mark certificate bronze high cliff academyRACE CHARTER MARK

In January 2023, High Cliff Academy were recognised for their commitment to action and improvement in relation to race equality.

We have been recognised nationally for our commitment to improving race equality and prioritising an inclusive culture where staff, students, parents and partners of  all  ethnicities are equally valued, by being awarded the bronze level RACE Chartermark.

Developed by SSAT (the  Schools,  Students  and  Teachers  network) and  Fig  Tree  International,   the Race and Conscious Equality (RACE) Charter Mark is for schools, academies and  colleges,  both in  the  state  and  private  sectors, in  the  UK  who  wish  to  demonstrate  their commitment  to  action  and  improvement  in  relation  to  race  equality in  all  aspects  of  their  work  as educators,  employers  and  community  leaders.

To achieve the charter mark High Cliff Academy completed a comprehensive package of training for governors, senior leaders and middle leaders, and submitted an evaluation detailing their work towards equality so far and an action plan pledging their commitment to ongoing development in this area.

Angelina Idun, Director of Education, SSAT said:

“I am delighted that High Cliff Academy has been awarded the bronze RACE Charter mark. Their application and action plan clearly show a positive ethos and culture which champions and strives for conscious equality and inclusivity throughout the school community. We look forward to continuing to work with the school to see their strategic vision fully realised”

Ann Palmer, CEO, Fig Tree International said:

“I am absolutely delighted that High Cliff Academy is receiving this recognition.  This recognises their determination to make a difference, not only in their own school, but also in the local community.  High Cliff Academy has joined a great group of schools and colleges who are part of the RACE Charter Mark community. We applaud them for their work and aspirations to build a more inclusive society.”


In June 2022, High Cliff was awarded Healthy Schools status using the School Health Check. This is in recognition of the priority the school places on the health and well being of the whole school community and a commitment to continuous improvement in: 

PSHE Education 

Healthy Eating 

Physical Activity 

Social, Emotional and Mental Health