Message from the Headteacher
The North East Surrey Short Stay School (NESSSS) is a Pupil Referral Unit serving 16 secondary schools within the boroughs of Elmbridge, Epsom & Ewell and Spelthorne. In recent months, the school has undergone a period of rapid and sustained improvement, investing into both the physical premises and the school curriculum. Our aim is to create a truly exceptional provision for vulnerable pupils in North East Surrey and we are constantly looking for new ways to engage the disengaged and support the disadvantaged.
The school operates across two sites, one in Hersham for students who are medically vulnerable and one in Staines for those requiring an alternative provision pathway. We also have a thriving outreach programme, working with children, parents and schools to avoid permanent exclusions. The success of these programmes has been tangible and in 2021/2022, at a time where permanent exclusions were increasing nationally, NESSSS and its staff helped to reduce permanent exclusions by 50% from 2018/2019.
You can see what Ofsted thought of our provision after their visit in September 2021 here.
Some highlights are below:
“Teachers are enthusiastic about the school’s renewed vision and purpose. They say they are proud to work at the school.”
“Parents and carers appreciate the positive difference that the school makes to their children’s behaviour and learning. They say that the staff ‘go above and beyond”
“Staff help pupils to grow in confidence and to be ambitious for their futures.”
In 2021-2022, NESSSS helped over 200 pupils across North East Surrey to identify and work towards their next steps. You will find NESSSS to be a friendly and welcoming environment and our staff really do make a difference to the most vulnerable children in the area. Our mission is clear:
"To help children become ambitious for the next stages of their life or education, whatever that may be"
NESSSS is an open school and we welcome visitors on site during the school day to see our vibrant and friendly atmosphere.