The Nobel School is an oversubscribed secondary school of average size. Almost all pupils are White British. The proportion of pupils with learning difficulties and/or disabilities is average, as is the proportion with statements of special educational needs. The percentage of pupils eligible for free school meals is also broadly average. The school gained specialist status for science and performing arts in June 2005. Artsmark Gold was awarded for the second time in May 2005. The school has been a training school since 2000. A new headteacher took up post in September 2006.