Nightingale Community Academy provides students with a curriculum which is broad and balanced, but is also adapted to suit their specific needs.
Students come to Nightingale with very different levels of prior education. Many have been out of school or out of the classroom for a significant period of time before they gain a place at Nightingale; all students have one or more Special Educational Need which has hindered their learning in the past, and there are often significant gaps in their learning as a result. Our curriculum, therefore, aims to close these gaps, particularly in the key skills of literacy and numeracy, whilst ensuring that we open the mind of our students to a wide range of knowledge and experiences which will help them to define and achieve their ambitions.

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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