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

Money Wise FREE course for parents

We are pleased to offer a Money Wise free numeracy taster session for parents on Wednesday 21st February from 9-11am at the school. The aims are to help parents improve their confidence so they can support their children with maths …

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Becoming a Governor

Nightingale Community Academy is looking for local governors to help support our school. Local governors are volunteers who help schools like ours achieve the highest possible standards by bringing their expertise and experience. They come from all walks of life …

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Meet Miss Tiggy

Meet Miss Tiggy, a new addition to our literacy nurture group team. Boys have enjoyed reading to her and she has enjoyed earning a treat for listening carefully! We are grateful for her time and the time of all our …

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Away in a Spaceship

Our Primary Pupils put on a stunning performance of their Christmas show, ‘Away in a Spaceship’ for family members just before the end of term. They told the story of Christmas through the eyes of travelling aliens who came to …

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