Welcome to the
Salterns Academy Trust

Our approach is inclusive and student-centred, leading to high ambition for all and a caring, supportive environment for every student

CEO Welcome

The Salterns Academy Trust exists to serve the community of Portsmouth. We run two successful and fast-growing secondary schools in the city, providing the opportunities for over 2000 young people to be the very best that they can be.

We are proud to be student-centred, inclusive, celebratory and very aspirational because we know that our students and their families deserve the best and we know too that excellent education changes lives.

We are a caring and supportive employer of over 260 staff of whom we have the same high expectations. We work in partnership with GLF (a Multi-Academy Trust) on school improvement and staff training.

Constantly striving to improve, we are very happy to work collaboratively with any organisation both within Portsmouth and beyond who can help us to meet our vision for our students. This includes the Portsmouth Council, the University of Portsmouth, Portsmouth Education Partnership and the Royal Navy as well as other schools, colleges and multi–academy trusts.

CEO of the Salterns Academy Trust

Nys Hardingham

Executive Headteacher, Admiral Lord Nelson School

Claire Copeland

Executive Headteacher, Trafalgar School

Our Academies

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Pupils enjoy school. They are proud of the school and they model the values of respect and responsibility well. Pupils feel well supported and safe.

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Admiral Lord Nelson School Report 2017
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Pupils focus well in lessons because teachers insist on high standards. Levels of challenge are strong and pupils have high aspirations for their own development.

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Trafalgar School Report 2018


The Salterns Academy Trust is a Rights Respecting Organisation and both schools have received awards - Admiral Lord Nelson School achieved Gold and Trafalgar School achieved Silver.
Both schools are also judged as Good schools by Ofsted.

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RRS Gold Award
Admiral Lord Nelson School

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RRS Silver Award
Trafalgar School

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