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

Open Farm Success

Tom’s Farm based at Nightingale Community Academy, threw open its gates for Open Farm Sunday and was pleased to welcome over 3000 guests during the day. The animals were a huge hit with the younger visitors, who enjoyed helping to …

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World Mental Health Awareness Week

Between 13 and 19 June, the world acknowledges Men’s Health Week 2022. This annual event is organised by the Men’s Health Forum and aims to raise awareness of preventable health problems that disproportionately affect men and encourage them to gain …

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Nightingale Community Academy (NCA) Celebration Evening

  Dear Parents/Carers We warmly invite you to NCA Celebration Evening on Tuesday 28th June 2022. We hope you will join us, from 2pm, in recognising all the achievements of our fabulous boys this year where your child will receive …

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Open Farm Sunday

We are looking forward to welcoming families and friends, and any members of the general public to Tom’s Farm on Sunday 12th June from 11am-3pm. All are welcome to join us for the annual Open Farm Sunday event. Come and …

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