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The Nethersole

CofE Academy and Nursery

Inspire, Enjoy and Achieve, in the love of Jesus Christ


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Christopher Mansell - Headteacher

Welcome to The Nethersole Church of England Academy in Polesworth, Warwickshire. I was appointed as headteacher from September 2014, having been headteacher of 3 previous schools since 2000; in addition I am also an Ofsted inspector. I am extremely proud to be headteacher of this school, which is steeped in history, as one of the oldest primary schools in England. Our rich heritage goes back to the foundation of the school by the Nethersole family and our links to Polesworth Abbey remain very close.


Since April 2013 we have been an academy, sponsored by the Diocese of Birmingham. Academy status allows the school certain freedoms which maintained schools do not have. 


In March 2015 the academy was inspected by Ofsted and we were judged to be 'good' in all areas. Inspectors commented that:

"Children get a good start in the early years classes."

"Teachers have high expectations of what pupils can do in English and mathematics."

"Pupils behave well in and out of lessons"

"The headteacher has made significant changes which have rapidly improved many aspects of the academy"


If you are interested in enrolling your child at our school please arrange to make a visit to the school in order that you can see the school in operation and meet with the staff.


Christopher Mansell


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