Welcome to the PE Dept.


Physical Education and School Sport is at the heart of Nailsea School life with excellent facilities

The PE Department believes in offering an inclusive broad and progressive curriculum; delivered in a positive environment in which students feel safe and nurtured. This enables students to strive to reach their potential whatever their level of ability.  Students develop physical competence, confidence, leadership, team work and are physically literate.  The department prides themselves on their excellent working relationships with students both in lessons and in the extensive extra-curricular involvement that occurs within school and outside of school at local, county and National level.  Students are heavily supported in achieving their ambitions within sport through the practical and academic options with a high level of success.


The Physical Education Department at Nailsea School benefits from top of the range facilities, including:

  • a dance studio with sprung floor, mirrored wall, dance bar, retractable seating and full sound system
  • sports hall including 4 full sized Badminton/Netball/Volleyball courts/Indoor Hockey pitch
  • all weather pitch – the only one of its kind in the country, with underfloor drainage and full floodlighting
  • 2 multi-use games areas, housing 6 fenced in Netball courts
  • sports pitch and playing fields at Golden Valley

Click here for images of the facilities at Nailsea School



Members of Staff

Miss J Wild – Curriculum Leader Jwild@nailseaschool.com   

Mr D Van Grudgings –  Assistant Curriculum Leader  DVanGrudgings@nailseaschool.com

Mrs R Gardiner – Teacher  RGardiner@nailseaschool.com (Maternity Leave)

Mr D Graffagnino – Teacher / Head of Phoenix House DGraffagnino@nailseaschool.com

Miss N Wells  – Teacher NWells@nailseaschool.com



PE - More Information

We offer two different qualifications which enable students to choose a course that suits their individual learning style.  Please click on the relevant link below for further information.


Year 9 Options Brochure 2017-19 

Sixth Form Prospectus 2017-18

Sixth Form Prospectus 2018 – 19