Pupil Premium Funding

Pupil Premium was introduced to provide additional funding to publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers. Disadvantaged pupils are defined as those eligible for free school meals (FSMs) at some point in the last 6 years and children who have been in care for more than 6 months (LAC) or children whose parents are currently employed by the armed services.

Pupil Premium funding is used depending on the need of the pupil. It can be used to provide specialist learning programmes, reading materials, additional lessons, educational visits or any other resource that would be of value to the pupil’s learning.

Please click here for our Pupil Premium Plans 2018-19

Please click here for our Pupil Premium Report 2017-18

Please click here to read our PPG Statement for 2016-17

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

A trip to Kew Gardens

As a part of their Inventors and Investigators topic, Cherry class visited Kew Gardens for a session on Pollination. Pupils learnt all about what pollination is, why it is necessary and had a chance to explore the diverse plant life …

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Claymation in the classroom!

Nightingale Community Academy had a visit from Chocolate Films, a company that offers filmmaking workshops, which enable participants to take their creativity, imagination and skills to the next level. Pupils participated in a “Claymation Workshop” where they created characters and …

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‘Momo’: what is it and should we be worried?

The latest internet trend, reportedly linked to child suicides and self-harm, has been debunked as a hoax, but pupils and parents are still concerned. Find out where it came from and what you should do next.

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Latest Ofsted report confirms school view of excellent progress since academy conversion

Nightingale Community Academy was pleased to have a recent visit from Ofsted. The latest report confirms the school has made excellent progress since joining OHCAT and converting to academy status. The report found: “The principal and leadership team, well supported …

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