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

VIP Open Event at Tom’s Farm

Last week we held our first VIP Open Event. Guests had the opportunity to enjoy refreshments and fresh produce, get a tour of the farm, listen to talks from Josh Farrell, Farm Manage, Andre Bailey, Principal and School Therapists on …

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Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

We have been working in collaboration with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. The whole school participated in music workshops over a two-week period which culminated in 6 students being selected to perform at The Northern Trust and at The Royal Festival …

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A big thank you to RBI in Sutton for donating 40 Easter Eggs to Nightingale Community Academy! We had some very happy primary students on the last day of term!  

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Animator in the making!

Omarie, a pupil from key stage 3 wants to be an animator when he leaves school. He is very creative and spends a lot of his time creating character profiles and settings. During an art and design lesson, he made …

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