Welcome To Nexus

Welcome to Nexus, home to the Gifted Programme for the education of the most able

The Nexus campus offers students who are especially able a chance to thrive and shine in their chosen fields of study. The Nexus Gifted Programme offers a bespoke curriculum designed to engage and challenge gifted learners. Alongside this specially designed curriculum, students experience a rich co-curricular programme that complements the curriculum and deepens and develops the scholarship of these students.

Nexus GCSE Results 2023



of GCSEs at Grade 8/9 vs. 12% nationally (equivalent to an A*)


of GCSEs at Grade 7-9 vs. 21% nationally (equivalent to A / A*)


of A level grades at CSMS are A / A* vs. 26% nationally

Primary pupil visits in 2022 – 2023

hours of co-curricular learning per student each year

Get To Know Us

Gifted Programme

Nexus is home to the Gifted Programme for the most able students in CSIA from Years 7-11, as well as Cornwall School of Maths and Science, providing specialist A-Level provision for STEM subjects.

The Curriculum at Nexus

The Nexus Gifted Programme curriculum is the only one of its kind in the UK. Best practice in teaching the most able comes together in a learning experience that gets the very best from gifted learners.

Co-Curricular Programme

The enriching co-curricular programme at Nexus complements learning in the academic curriculum to provide each student with a skillset that will support them in their future.

The Gifted Programme at Nexus is selective and applications are open to students as they join the school in Year 7. Students can also apply to join the programme in Year 8 and 9. Students from the Gifted Programme who specialise in the sciences and mathematics will generally join Cornwall School of Maths and Science, which is also specialist provision for the most able, for their VI Form studies.

Students in the Nexus Gifted Programme are members of CSIA and spend some time having lessons on the main campus. The majority of their time, however, is spent on the Nexus campus. Every day they will take part in supervised activities at the Nexus campus as part of the co-curricular programme.