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Head - Admiral Lord Nelson School

Headteacher's Message

ALNS is a thriving and inclusive learning community of 1,000+ students (aged between 11 and 16 years old), around 140 staff and many adult volunteers (including our highly dedicated Governing Body).

Our continued success throughout the 20 years of our existence has always been firmly rooted in the positive and respectful relationships that we develop between all members of our school community as we promote the highest of expectations for one another.

OFSTED recognise the high quality educational experiences that we provide for all of our students, having judged ALNS for many years as a ‘good school with outstanding care, guidance and support’ for its students.

Nys Hardingham
Head, Admiral Lord Nelson School


Number on roll

(September 2020)



(September 2020)

The headteacher and her leaders are ambitious for all the pupils to achieve well. They are committed to providing a high-quality education as well as a caring and emotionally supportive environment.


Pupils concentrate and do their best in the vast majority of lessons. Pupils take pride in their work.


Teachers are committed and proud to work in the school. [They] feel well supported and appreciated by school leaders…there is a fizz and excitement about learning.


Pupils talk confidently about the ‘rights, respect and responsibilities’ charter that all members of the school community follow. Consequently…pupils show care and compassion for each other.


School Vacancies

We hope you share our passion for great education and will want to come and join our school. Job vacancies are advertised on the school’s website.

Admission Arrangements

The school is rated Good by Ofsted. The school is student-centred and has high aspirations for all, a creative and engaging curriculum, and an inclusive approach caring for the wellbeing of every student. We look forward to seeing you an one of our Open Days. More information on admissions is on the school’s website.
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