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

Jamie’s Farm Residential

Day 2: Another successful day on the farm, we’ve had a really busy day and had some very tired pupils this evening! They’ve all got stuck into their activities from hand feeding baby goats and making spatulas to leading horses …

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Jamie’s Farm Residential

Day 1 update: We arrived safely and got straight out on the farm! The boys enjoyed a long walk to tire them out before bed. They are looking forward to getting stuck into the farm jobs. We had an amazing …

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Therapy goats arrive

We are pleased to welcome two new additions to Tom’s Farm. The new arrivals, Tahlia and Toffy are pygmy goats and will be working as therapy animals with our pupils. The pair were born at Merrist Wood College in December …

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Easter Activities

HAF Easter Unlocked Activity Programme We are delighted to let you know that your child is eligible to attend ‘Wandsworth’s Holiday Activities and Food Programme 2022’ otherwise known as Easter Unlocked. The Easter unlocked programme is for young people and …

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