Our aim is to provide a smooth transition from your child’s current school to Nailsea School.

We work very closely with the pastoral team to provide support for your child and family to ensure that your child has a successful and enjoyable school experience.

We really value communication between home and school, and encourage you to please ask questions and make the most of upcoming opportunities to ensure that you feel as reassured with the transition process as possible.

We look forward to meeting and working with you.

Relationships between Nailsea School and our primary partners is a key part of enabling students to make the next step from primary to secondary school.

Primary schools regularly visit and take part in Nailsea School life, which helps younger children build confidence and puts us at the heart of the community as well as providing opportunities for staff to share good practice.

Primary school children take part in workshops, activities and induction days and have the opportunity to attend a range of events across the school calendar. By the time they join us in Year 7, students are familiar and comfortable with their surroundings, relaxed and able to concentrate on their new learning journey.

Our pastoral team work closely with parents of children moving to Nailsea School midway through a year to enable them to settle as quickly as possible. The vertical tutor group system allows students to meet a range of students to help broaden their friendship groups from an early stage.

Home School Agreement – DOWNLOAD HERE

Year 7 Starters 2024-25

North Somerset confirm student places in early March each year.  At this point families will receive a welcome email from the school containing lots of information, including answers to common questions and a link to online forms that need to be completed to register your child at Nailsea School.

We will be meeting with teachers from all the primary schools once the student places are confirmed.  Please do let your Year 6 teacher know of any information you would like to pass on or any concerns you have.  The route of communication for any information you feel we need to be aware of is via your current Year 6 teacher.  Student facing staff will be turning their attention to the new Y6 cohort in September time, with the exception of students deemed to need extra support in the form of the SEN team or the Summer School team.

Information about teaching groups and tutor groups will be shared in September.  Please do not contact the school with requests for students to be in certain groups.  Our policy is not to place students in final groups until we have met with primary schools and until after induction events when we have met the students and seen how they interact with one another.

In September pastoral leaders will need to see students work through their timetable twice (first 4 weeks) in order to ensure that changes are made based on robust classroom and pastoral evidence at Nailsea School, rather than historic issues that may have taken place previously.

The pastoral team work together to enable every child to be happy and thrive at Nailsea School.  We would appreciate that parents trust in the transition process and support the school in the decisions that will help to settle Year 6 students into Year 7. 

Year 6 letter to families 2024-25Download Here

Induction Day – 10th July

To encourage an independent transition from Year 6 to Year 7 (and for reasons of health and safety) we request that no parents or carers come onto school site for drop off or collection. Those travelling by car should use nearby car parking facilities in the town.

08.30 – Year 6 students arrive at the Main Entrance and are guided to the auditorium

08.40 – Welcome Assembly

11.00 – 11.20 Break

1.20 – 2.00 Lunch

15.00 – End of school day

Induction Evening – 10th July

Induction Evening is for parents / carers only
Please note the different arrival times for each House.

For PHOENIX (yellow) & UNICORN (blue) Houses

17.20 – Arrival – Nailsea School Reception

17.30 – Presentation by the Headteacher and key staff

17.45 -Meet Tutors in the Atrium 

For DRAGON (green) & GRIFFIN (red) Houses

17.20 – Arrival – Nailsea School Reception

17.30 – Meet Tutors in the Atrium 

17.45 – Presentation by the Headteacher and key staff

Please find a downloadable version of the presentation given at this years Induction Evening

Induction Evening – Presentation 2024