A World of Opportunity

The philosophy and practice that drives Nunnery Wood High School


I am extremely proud to introduce Nunnery Wood High School to you. We are a thriving educational community which buzzes with academic, sporting and artistic activity. As such, this website can only offer you a glimpse of what our happy students experience on a daily basis.

Our excellent examination results arise from a calm, friendly environment and first class teaching. We know and care about each student individually. In our most recent survey, 99% of our parents would recommend Nunnery Wood to other parents and 99% say their child feels happy and safe. Our students go on to fulfil their potential, whether that is university, Oxbridge or a vocational profession.

At Nunnery Wood, we share an irresistible belief that each child will succeed. I hope that this site encourages you to join us in making this happen.

Mr Stephen Powell, Head Teacher
We take students from all backgrounds and offer them a world of opportunity through dynamic teaching, enrichment and care. Students leave Nunnery Wood optimistic about their next level of education and equipped with the values and qualities to thrive.
• Traditional absolutes in terms of politeness, behaviour and an appreciation of hard-work.
• A school they enjoy attending, where care and respect underpin everything.
• Development in reasoning, knowledge and expression at all levels of achievement.
• Excitement, fun and wonder through teaching and enrichment.
• A culture of reward that gives meaning to school life.
• Opportunities to explore the world artistically, culturally and physically.
• A curriculum that develops ability and talent.
• Guidance in making good moral choices.
• Knowing our students: data, student voice, high level observation skills.
• Simple but rigorous systems to monitor and assess.
• Constant staff training that draws on our internal research and best national practice.
• Leadership that promotes and celebrates our values through a range of platforms.
• A determination that our students will achieve beyond national expectations.
Value Statement