Vision and Ethos

Our vision

is for Nightingale Community Academy students to leave school as confident learners and participative citizens, having gained the skills, qualifications and attributes that will enable them to take their place in wider society.

Our mission

is to provide education, support and guidance that enable students to:

Learn and achieve

Fulfil their academic potential

Be included in society

Overcome their barriers to learning

Behave and interact appropriately with others, adult and peers

Make appropriate choices

Shared ethos

A code of conduct for the way we live together in our school community is drawn up with the children in each classroom and regularly reinforced. The following is our constitution throughout the school. This is shared with parents/carers and students.

Respect myself and others and treat everyone with kindness.

Keep myself and others safe.

Make good choices that help me to learn.

Be in the right place at the right time.

Ask for help.

Stop, think and then act responsibly.

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

A trip to Kew Gardens

As a part of their Inventors and Investigators topic, Cherry class visited Kew Gardens for a session on Pollination. Pupils learnt all about what pollination is, why it is necessary and had a chance to explore the diverse plant life …

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Claymation in the classroom!

Nightingale Community Academy had a visit from Chocolate Films, a company that offers filmmaking workshops, which enable participants to take their creativity, imagination and skills to the next level. Pupils participated in a “Claymation Workshop” where they created characters and …

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‘Momo’: what is it and should we be worried?

The latest internet trend, reportedly linked to child suicides and self-harm, has been debunked as a hoax, but pupils and parents are still concerned. Find out where it came from and what you should do next.

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Latest Ofsted report confirms school view of excellent progress since academy conversion

Nightingale Community Academy was pleased to have a recent visit from Ofsted. The latest report confirms the school has made excellent progress since joining OHCAT and converting to academy status. The report found: “The principal and leadership team, well supported …

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