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.

The principal and leadership team, well supported by the Orchard Hill College and Academy Trust, have provided strong leadership, which has had a positive impact on the school’s effectiveness. As a result, there have been improvements in all areas, most noticeably in pupils’ behaviour and attitudes, the curriculum and in the wider opportunities for pupils.

Ofsted, February 2019

Latest News

Arts Week

Nightingale Community Academy held our first ever Arts Week last week. All students participated in creative workshops and learning opportunities throughout the week. Workshops included: Tom Colley – EastEnders Actor Ekow Quartey – Acting workshop World Heartbeat Music – New …

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Lambing project

Over the last few months, we have been trialing our lambing project. This consists of us loaning out three bottle fed lambs to other schools/colleges along with a guide and face to face instructions from our farm manager. It gives …

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Rugby Festival at The Stoop

Students from Nightingale Community Academy took part in a mixed ability rugby day at The Stoop pitch, home of the Harlequins rugby team. The event was designed to increase participation and make the game more inclusive and accessible. Students enjoyed …

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Open Farm Sunday 2019

Open Farm Sunday is a nationwide event (https://farmsunday.org) and this year Tom’s Farm at NCA was a first time participant. We estimate that over 900 members of our local community came out in the sunshine to meet our wonderful rare …

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