About Us

Nightingale Community Academy is a school for boys aged between 5 and 19 who have an Education Health and Care Plan (EHCP).

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 2021

Just a short hop from rural Wales in the beautiful Herefordshire countryside 8 of our boys are working hard and learning about friendship, self-worth and (of course) the welfare of some stunning livestock. From milking cows to mucking out, cooking …

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Music Lessons Booster

Pupils at Nightingale Community Academy have been given a boost to their music lessons by a visit from the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Musicians came and worked with the pupils for three days on a special project which involved the children …

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Volunteers help literacy

The Literacy Nurture Group meets every Tuesday to support a group of selected pupils and help to improve their literacy skills.  Each learner is paired with a volunteer who works with them on a 1-1 basis during the sessions every week. …

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From Farm to Table

School dinners don’t come much fresher than at Nightingale Community Academy: fresh vegetables grown by the Horticulture class are frequently on the menu. The vegetable plots provide a great supply of tasty green straight to the kitchen door. Having both …

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