End of Year Letter from Headteacher (22.07.2021)

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Dear Parents,As we come to the end of another extraordinary academic year, I reflect back with immense pride on yet another incredible year. After 23 years at Admiral Lord Nelson School I remain astounded by how much we achieve together as a result of the strong relationships that exist here amongst staff, parents and students. […]

Window of Hope – Portsmouth Arts Network

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Admiral Lord Nelson School is really proud to be part of taking the lead with the Portsmouth Arts Network which brings together schools across Portsmouth in order to celebrate the Arts. Every year we create work around a theme and gather together to share our amazing students work but this year we couldn’t. Instead we […]

Message to Parents

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Given the exceptionally warm weather this week, for the next three days we are making a change to the uniform to help students remain cool.  Students can wear either their normal school white polo shirt or their PE top.  Students are already allowed to wear tailored shorts but for the next three days students can […]

Transition Day 21st July 2021 – Cancellation

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I write to you today with some disappointing news regarding transition days. Unfortunately, we have received the following communication from Portsmouth City Council:- “With the rapidly increasing number of coronavirus cases in schools, we have reluctantly taken the decision to recommend to schools not to go ahead with the year 6 transition days that some […]

Summer and Autumn testing arrangements

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Thank you for your continued engagement in the Covid-19 testing programme. Please continue to encourage your child to test twice weekly and report the results until the end of the summer term. When we were previously asked to conduct mass asymptomatic testing on site in March 2021 we had a phenomenal response from our community […]

Year 6 Transition Day 2021

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At the current time, as mentioned in a previous email to you, we are planning to hold our Transition Day for all year 6 students on Wednesday 21st July 2021. Please note, there is a change of timing to the original plans for these days (although the times remain the same as my most recent […]

VIRTUAL Gambia Evening

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Every year we celebrate the cross curricular Year 7 Gambia Project at The Gambia Evening. It is a time when students can show and perform what they have been learning about with their friends and family. This year it was a virtual event. The aim of the project is to learn about a country which […]

Performing Arts Evening

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Sadly it is not possible to have a live audience at our last event of the year but we will be giving students the opportunity to perform to each other and record the event for release on the 22nd July. The event includes a performance of Peter Pan by the Year 7 Drama Club, a […]

Teach Portsmouth Award

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Huge congratulations to Mrs Britti who was announced ‘Unsung Hero’ at the Teach Portsmouth Awards yesterday. The Teach Portsmouth Awards celebrates the tremendous work by teaching and support staff across the city. We know how brilliant Mrs Britti is and we are immensely proud that her amazing skills have been recognised beyond our ALNS community.

The Salterns Academy Trust are pleased to announce that they will be sub-regional lead for the HISP TSH

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In February 2021, the Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Southampton and Portsmouth Teaching School Hub (HISP TSH) was designated by the DfE to support teachers’ professional development at all stages of their career. The HISP TSH will deliver this through evidence-based programmes of support and qualification, which will be centred around 5 core functions:• Initial Teacher […]

Libraries Make A Difference

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Delivering Portsmouth Library and Archive ServiceApril-June 2021 Libraries reopened on 12th April All Portsmouth Libraries were delighted to open their doors and welcome the public back for browsing on 12th April. During the January-April closures the libraries were open for click and collect and essential IT use only so it was great to be able […]