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Welcome to Nailsea School

Nailsea School is a fantastic place to work and learn.

We are not just another school; we are a community that demonstrates a common purpose - to ensure the very best for each and every one of our students. We are a school that recognises every student has their own individual strengths, gifts and talents and our aim is to ensure that these are all developed to their full potential.

We care deeply about not only the academic development of our students but also their emotional and personal development. Our school organisation has this commitment at its heart with a very close knit House structure. These successful Houses divide our large school into four small “family” units. This close knit family approach means that our school is small enough to care, but large enough to provide specialist staff and top class facilities.

I hope you find our website informative and gain a real insight into the amazing experiences and successes of our students.

If you are a prospective parent, we would like to invite you to visit our school to form your own judgement. Please contact our reception team who will be happy to arrange this for you. Thank you for your interest in our school.

Mrs D Elliott

About us

At Nailsea School, we believe that the best way for us to support our students is to work together with parents, governors, local primary schools, employers and local organisations

From the moment a student and their parents/carers choose Nailsea School we work tirelessly to support the transition to Nailsea.  Our transition team provide a series of opportunities for prospective students to visit the school to meet staff and students and gain a taste of secondary life.


Facilities available

Welcome to The Link at Nailsea School. The Link is set within the grounds of Nailsea School and is open to the whole community all year round.

The Link was first developed in 2009 alongside the new building to enhance evening, weekend and holiday facilities available. We offer high quality, modern, technology rich facilities to the community which allows a wide variety of activities to take part on site. The Link encourages the community to come together to broaden their knowledge in one of their chose activities from the 4 categories: Sports, culture, events and community.

The Link is committed to providing the local community with excellent facilities to enable them to take part in sports, hobbies and leisure activities.

4G pitch

  • Floodlit pitch: September – April
  • Available until 8pm weekdays, 6pm on Saturdays and 1:30pm on Sundays and Bank holidays
  • Rubber crumb based playing surface marked for full pitch football, 5 a side and hockey
  • 5 a side goals
  • Full size hockey goals
  • Full size football goals
  • Can be booked as either 1/3, 2/3 or full pitch
  • ‘Spectators’ grass area overlooks the pitch
  • Booking duration: 55 minutes with 5 minutes set up/down time
  • Perfect for training, matches and tournaments

Sports hall

  • 4 badminton courts
  • Basketball and mini basketball
  • Netball court
  • Volleyball court
  • 5 a side football
  • Indoor Cricket nets
  • Can be booked per court, half or whole sports hall
  • Dividing curtain
  • Wall attached football goals with nets
  • Pull out basketball hoops
  • Viewing platform overlooking sports hall
  • Power sockets
  • Perfect for indoor sports and fitness, children’s parties and large events/ sales

Dance Studio

  • Mirrored wall
  • Wooden sprung floor
  • Dance bar
  • Full sound system
  • Retractable seating for 129
  • Projector
  • Viewing platform overlooking dance studio
  • Perfect for small shows, dance and fitness classes and children parties

Outdoor courts/ multi use games area (MUGA)

  • 6 tennis courts
  • 6 Netball courts
  • Basketball court
  • Hockey pitch
  • 5 a side pitch
  • Great for boot camps, fitness and warm up sessions

Golden Valley playing fields

  • 2 adult football pitches
  • Corner flags and nets provided

School field

  • Alternates between

Rugby: September – December

Football: January – Mid April

Athletics: Mid April – August

Changing rooms

  • Male and female changing rooms
  • Referee changing rooms
  • Provided free of charge when hiring sports facilities – agreed at time of booking
  • Separate toilets

Conference room

  • Full table and seating for up to 30
  • Computer, projector and sound
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Catering available upon request
  • Perfect for meetings

Green Lecture Theatre

  • Soft matted flooring
  • Retractable seating for 136
  • Computer, projector and sound
  • Perfect for AGMs, product launches and fitness classes


  • Wooden sprung floor
  • Retractable seating for 244
  • Projector and sound
  • Production level lighting
  • Separate stage area
  • Great for shows, product launches and large events

Standard/ Double classroom

  • Seating for 20 – 60
  • Computer and projector
  • Great for meetings and classes/ courses

Glass atrium

  • Natural lighting
  • Central room with entrance attached
  • Great for exhibitions, displays, fayres and sales

Dining room and juice bar

  • Natural lighting
  • Tables and chairs
  • Chiller cabinets (dining room only)
  • Serving hatch (Juice bar only)
  • Disabled Access
  • Unisex toilets including disabled toilets which are located next to the main toilets
  • 2 Lifts situated at either end of the school
  • Vending machines providing snacks, hot and cold drinks
  • Chilled water fountains
  • Seating/ waiting area
  • Additional resources may be available but this needs to be agreed prior to booking

General facilities

  • Disabled Access
  • Unisex toilets including disabled toilets which are located next to the main toilets
  • Changing room and shower facilities
  • 2 Lifts situated at either end of the school
  • Vending machines providing snacks, hot and cold drinks
  • Chilled water fountains
  • Seating/ waiting area
  • Additional resources may be available but this needs to be agreed prior to booking

First Aid

  • The Link will provide first-aid medical facilities for hirers, and guarantees access to the public telephone system for calling assistance during lettings. However The Link does not provide qualified first aid staff or equipment, and hirers should make their own special arrangements in this respect.  If you wish to use a staff member on site as your qualified first aider this must be agreed prior to your letting, and may incur an additional charge.
  • The venue has a first aid kit in the community office as well as an unmanned first aid room both are accessible through venue staff. Users are reminded that they use the facilities at their own risk and that trained 1st aid staff may not be available at all times.
  • In the event that you or one of your members/visitors injures themselves on site please report it to The Link Assistant on duty immediately.
  • We will need to complete an accident record for the The Links files accordingly.
  • We have a Defibrillator installed in Reception on the left as you enter.  The majority of our First Aid qualified staff have been trained on how to use it.  A Defibrillator is a machine used to give an electrical shock to re start a patient’s heart when they are in cardiac arrest. It is easy to use, safe and is used alongside CPR.

How to apply

If you want to apply for courses, you will need to contact Nailsea School directly.

Last updated date: 28 November 2017

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