Vision and Ethos

Our vision

is for Nightingale Community Academy students to leave school as confident learners and participative citizens, having gained the skills, qualifications and attributes that will enable them to take their place in wider society.

Our mission

is to provide education, support and guidance that enable students to:

Learn and achieve

Fulfil their academic potential

Be included in society

Overcome their barriers to learning

Behave and interact appropriately with others, adult and peers

Make appropriate choices

Shared ethos

A code of conduct for the way we live together in our school community is drawn up with the children in each classroom and regularly reinforced. The following is our constitution throughout the school. This is shared with parents/carers and students.

Respect myself and others and treat everyone with kindness.

Keep myself and others safe.

Make good choices that help me to learn.

Be in the right place at the right time.

Ask for help.

Stop, think and then act responsibly.

We’re excited to begin our partnership with Orchard Hill College Academy Trust, together working towards positive outcomes for our students

Andre Bailey, Headteacher

Latest News


A number of boys in Year 7, 8 and 9  went to the Wandle Recreation Centre to take part in the annual Para Football Competition. The boys performed extremely well throughout the tournament and ending up being the winners of the competition!  In addition the …

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Christmas Card Competition Winner!

We are so grateful to Bradley in year 8 for his fabulous work designing our Christmas card for 2017. £15 for an Amazon voucher feels like an absolute bargain for such an amazing effort! Well done Bradley and thank you. …

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A trip to Jamie’s Farm

Students from Nightingale Community Academy have spent the last few nights over at Jamie’s Farm, a provider who offer ‘farming, family and therapy’ through a short residential stay and follow up programme. Their aim is to re-engage children with educational …

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Dallaglio Rugby Works Tournament

Year 9 & 10 boys from Nightingale Community Academy went to Dulwich in South East London to take part in the annual Dallaglio Rugby Works Tournament. After a shaky start the team went on to perform really well and was …

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