Ofsted Rating

Ofsted rate Nailsea School as Good with the Sixth Form being graded as Outstanding. 

Ofsted Report

Ofsted Report – Spring 2024 – Download Here

Ofsted Inspection 2024

Media Release 24.04.24

Nailsea School were pleased to be able to welcome HM inspection team to the school earlier in the spring. The school’s leadership and the Wessex Learning Trust central team were eager to share the improvements they had made since the last Ofsted visit which took place at the beginning of the pandemic in March 2020. 

The inspection team commented on the work that been achieved academically in terms of student progress: 

“The school’s curriculum is designed well in all areas. The school has identified precisely what pupils should know and in which order… Teachers are experts in their subjects…Activities enable pupils to build on prior learning and apply their knowledge in new contexts. As a result, most pupils achieve well, and the school’s published outcomes have improved over time.” 

The school prides itself on its core values and ethos, which not only encourages aspiration, but inclusivity and community too, so it was of particular delight that the inspection team commented on these areas in several areas of the report: 

“The relationships that exist between staff and pupils underpin the culture of respect that is evident in classrooms and corridors. Low level disruption and bullying are rare. Pupils attend well because they feel safe and well cared for. Pastoral care is a strength of the school in all key stages.” 

The Sixth Form at Nailsea has been graded as outstanding – Nailsea School is particularly proud of this achievement as the Sixth Form has recently (since September 2022) been redeveloped by a phenomenal team, who have worked tirelessly to achieve outstanding success in just over a year. 


“Students in the sixth form develop confidence and independence. They have exemplary attitudes to their work and contribute meaningfully to the life of the school and wider society.” 

Nailsea School Headteacher Mrs Elliott remarked: 

“I’m pleased that the Ofsted team were able to see the improvements that have been made within the school and sixth form, I have always believed in our staff and students, and I am proud that the team’s hard work has been recognised – not only in the improvement of academic outcomes, but in the development of our pastoral care and the strong sense of community, kindness and respect that brings”.