Welcome to NESSSS where we provide a stimulating learning environment for our students. The team of professional and highly motivated staff work in partnership with Parents, the Management Committee, the LEA and Partner Schools to encourage each pupil to achieve their full potential.  

We offer a range of accredited courses to boost the pupils’ learning opportunities to raise their achievement. Pupils are equipped for the demands of the 21st century through differentiated, effective and rigorous lessons.  

North East Surrey Short Stay School has a caring ethos which nurtures positive relationships and encourages the growth of responsible behaviour.  

Our SALP programmes and preventative work forge strong links with our mainstream schools so that pupils can be successfully reintegrated on a full or part time basis according to the pupils’ individual needs.    

About Us

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 Surrey and we want to find outstanding members of staff to help us do this.

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 and within Surrey, NESSSS and its staff helped to reduce permanent exclusions in North east Surrey 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 working at NESSSS to be exciting, varied, challenging and most of all, rewarding – our staff really do make a difference to the most vulnerable children in the area and our mission is clear:

“To prepare children for the next stages of their life or education, whatever that may be”

If you feel that you have the energy, passion, resilience and drive to be part of making the North East Surrey Short Stay School something truly exceptional, we would love to have you on our team. The pupils, staff and Management Committee warmly invite you to visit us and see the ‘NESSSS Community” in action. We are sure you will experience our friendly, relaxed atmosphere and get a taste of how rewarding your work will be. 

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