- Nailsea School
- Head: Mrs Dionne Elliott
- T 01275 852251
- F 01275 854512
- E [email protected]
- W www.nailseaschool.com
- A state school for boys and girls aged from 11 to 18.
- Boarding: No
- Local authority: North Somerset
- Pupils: 887
- Religion: Does not apply
- Latest Overall effectiveness Good 1
- 16-19 study programmes Good 2
- Outcomes for children and learners Good 2
- Quality of teaching, learning and assessment Good 2
- Effectiveness of leadership and management Good 2
- 1 Short inspection 7th February 2019
- 2 Full inspection 19th June 2015
Short inspection reports only give an overall grade; you have to read the report itself to gauge whether the detailed grading from the earlier full inspection still stands.
- Previous Ofsted grade: Good on 27th September 2011
- Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report
This is not currently a GSG-reviewed school.
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Overall school performance (for comparison or review only)
Results by exam and subject
Special Education Needs
At Nailsea School students are identified as having Special Educational Needs through information supplied by our primary partner schools, data from CATS tests on entry to school and open referral by teacher, student or parent. Once identified students are supported in-class by a team of 8 Teaching Assistants and through withdrawal work in tutorials. Tutorials are taken by one of our team of 5 teachers. Students are mostly in pairs or some receive individual support. These are high quality and focused on the students specific needs. IEPs are issued to all staff to inform them of their specific difficulties. Tutorials are weekly and SEN students are taught in class with their peers for the remainder of the week. At Key Stage 4 students follow the ASDAN programme of study and there is a link course with Weston College to provide a more appropriate curriculum. We also offer a centre called the Small School to support students with emotional and behavioural difficulties support and provides social skills work and counselling support for students in temporary crisis. The emphasis at Nailsea is very much on individual needs being met.
Interpreting catchment maps
The maps show in colour where the pupils at a school came from*. Red = most pupils to Blue = fewest.
Where the map is not coloured we have no record in the previous three years of any pupils being admitted from that location based on the options chosen.
For help and explanation of our catchment maps see: Catchment maps explained
If there are more applicants to a school than it has places for, who gets in is determined by which applicants best fulfil the admissions criteria.
Admissions criteria are often complicated, and may change from year to year. The best source of information is usually the relevant local authority website, but once you have set your sights on a school it is a good idea to ask them how they see things panning out for the year that you are interested in.
Many schools admit children based on distance from the school or a fixed catchment area. For such schools, the cut-off distance will vary from year to year, especially if the school give priority to siblings, and the pattern will be of a central core with outliers (who will mostly be siblings). Schools that admit on the basis of academic or religious selection will have a much more scattered pattern.
*The coloured areas outlined in black are Census Output Areas. These are made up of a group of neighbouring postcodes, which accounts for their odd shapes. These provide an indication, but not a precise map, of the school’s catchment: always refer to local authority and school websites for precise information.
The 'hotter' the colour the more children have been admitted.
Children get into the school from here:
sometimes, but not in this year