Nailsea School 1959 – 2019

This year Nailsea School celebrates its sixtieth anniversary, and to mark the year the school has put together a programme of events and has launched its 60@Sixty campaign.

The campaign aims to raise £60,000 in a year to support the school.

The school is inviting students, staff, parents and the community to get involved with its fundraising, whether it is by attending one of the numerous events, initiating a fundraising activity or by donating.

It is an exciting time for Nailsea School, the programme of events puts the school right at the centre of the community, and the offers of support have been brilliant.

Nailsea School is interested in hearing about your ideas and how you will support the 60@Sixty campaign. One parent has offered to run a marathon on behalf of the school, a local cider-making group have shown an interest in being involved, while the first and second events of the year long programme have sold out.

Nailsea School hopes that the whole community will get involved, and the school is keen to hear from anyone who would like to help with fundraising.

Mrs Elliott continued:

“With the 60@Sixty campaign we want to commemorate the school’s significant contribution to the community, the memories made here, the careers built, and the friendships developed while ensuring we continue to have an impact on future generations.”

If you’re interested in getting involved email: 60atSixty@nailseaschool.com

Coming Soon! – watch this space for information about the Nailsea Christmas Fair.

Donation collection on 29th November.

As a lasting memorial of our anniversary, we have dedicated a tree mural in our reception area, where we will be selling wooden oak leaves, singles, doubles, and squirrels with a dedication inscribed on to it. These will be available to buy in Term two until the end of the school year.

Featuring over 900 students and over 100 members of staff the calendar will be a great way to celebrate our 60th year.

The work on the calendar started early in Term 1 when each student and staff member was invited to draw a simple line drawn portrait of themselves. The 1000+ drawings were then painstakingly compiled by Art teacher Ms Davies and have been pulled together to make a beautiful calendar…with a twist!

As some of you will know Headteacher, Mrs Elliott is besotted with the former Take That star Gary Barlow (she even has a cut-out of him in her office) so in an exciting twist on the theme Ms Davies has hidden 12 Gary Barlow pictures in the calendar.

So as well as looking out for your nearest and dearest in the 1000+ portraits every month you can take part in the “Where’s Gary?” challenge. The calendar will be available to purchase from mid-November priced at £10 each or two for £15, more details to follow in Term 2.

To help us promote awareness of our calendar we are also heading up a ‘Where’s Gary’ social media campaign.

Parents can donate to the appeal via your child’s ParentPay account. We hope that we will soon be in a position to collect Gift Aid on some donations where possible.

Donations can also be made directly to the school, by direct debit or standing order, we would really appreciate any small amount, and some parents have offered us a monthly donation of £5 per month this way. All donations are voluntary and all proceeds will go to our 60@Sixty appeal

60@Sixty Account details:-
Sort Code: 30-18-88
Account Number: 34489068

For further information, you can email 60atSixty@nailseaschool.com

Students have been invited to submit requests for improvements to their student council, who are working with the senior leadership team to put together a shopping list. Suggestions so far have included a weather shelter, improved ICT facilities and sporting equipment.

The school opened with 90 students, but now educates over 1000 students in its school and sixth form provision, with numbers increasing annually in recent times.