Welcome

I am delighted to welcome you to Nightingale Community Academy where boys aged between 5 and 19 can find a safe and stimulating environment in which to learn. We are meticulous in our attempt to know and understand the needs of our boys so that we can deliver expert management and teaching of behaviour to facilitate high quality learning experiences. We work with community and family to deliver a curriculum that is varied, stimulating and sympathetic to the complex needs experienced by the children in our care.

We take pride in the development of young people who can take the knowledge and experiences we provide into the next phase of their education or training. We aim to instil community values that enable boys to live healthy and fulfilling lives; certain in the knowledge that they have developed the skills and independence necessary to engage fully in an ever more connected and challenging world.

Andre Bailey - Principal


Everybody has a right to learn, to be respected,
to feel safe and to be fairly treated


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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