The Salterns Academy Trust was formed when ALNS became a converter academy in April 2014 as a means of developing ever closer working relationships with our primary and secondary partner schools.

Admiral Lord Nelson School is an oversubscribed 11-16 school built on a greenfield site on the eastern side of Portsmouth in 1997, breaking new ground at the time with its unique environmentally sensitive and educationally inspiring design. We are a Gold UNICEF Rights Respecting School, a lead member of the Portsmouth Teaching School Alliance and we have a national reputation for our innovative work on curriculum and leadership development. We are the first school in England to be awarded Artsmark Platinum twice by the Arts Council of England in recognition of our long-term commitment to the arts. In March 2017, OFSTED judged us as being a good school which provides outstanding care, guidance and support for its students and promotes their personal development very well.

ALNS is a very inclusive school in which all our students successfully access a broad and balanced curriculum. Achievement is high: in 2018 69% of students achieved A-C in English and Maths, 64% of students achieved five or more AC grades including English and Maths and 67% of students achieved five or more A-C grades.



Have you considered joining the Teaching Profession? If so, you could potentially train with us and complete a Teaching Apprenticeship Programme (TAP) which is a ‘nationally recognised, work-based route into teaching’ through e-Qualitas Teacher Training. 

Teaching Apprenticeship Programme (Graduates) – e-Qualitas Teacher Training

If you are interested and would like to visit us here at ALNS, please contact [email protected] .


Thinking of getting in to teaching? Check out the Portsmouth Teaching School Alliance.

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