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 the right to learn, to be respected,
to feel safe and to be treated fairly


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

Wandsworth Visitors

We were delighted to once again host visitors from Wandsworth Borough Council who took the time to speak to pupils and visit some of our facilities including our vocational learning areas. Nick Pendry, the Deputy Director of Children’s Services and …

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The Summer 2022 Heatwave

Click here to read letter from Principal: Summer 2022 Heatwave

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Sports Day Fun

Well done to everyone who took part in Sports Day. Everyone entered into good-spirited competition and as a result it was hugely enjoyable for pupils, staff and family spectators who came along to support. The day started on the school …

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Celebrating our NCA Year

We celebrated the achievements of our pupils at a special award ceremony in front of friends and family on 28th June. The afternoon event started with the Principal Mr Bailey, giving an overview of the year and sharing some of …

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