Curriculum

Nightingale Community Academy provides students with a curriculum which is broad and balanced, but is also adapted to suit their specific needs.

Students come to Nightingale with very different levels of prior education. Many have been out of school or out of the classroom for a significant period of time before they gain a place at Nightingale; all students have one or more Special Educational Need which has hindered their learning in the past, and there are often significant gaps in their learning as a result. Our curriculum, therefore, aims to close these gaps, particularly in the key skills of literacy and numeracy, whilst ensuring that we open the mind of our students to a wide range of knowledge and experiences which will help them to define and achieve their ambitions.

Please navigate via the menu on the left to find out more about each stage of our curriculum. If you need any further information on any aspect of our curriculum, please contact the school office.

 

 

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

Arts Week

Nightingale Community Academy held our first ever Arts Week last week. All students participated in creative workshops and learning opportunities throughout the week. Workshops included: Tom Colley – EastEnders Actor Ekow Quartey – Acting workshop World Heartbeat Music – New …

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Lambing project

Over the last few months, we have been trialing our lambing project. This consists of us loaning out three bottle fed lambs to other schools/colleges along with a guide and face to face instructions from our farm manager. It gives …

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Rugby Festival at The Stoop

Students from Nightingale Community Academy took part in a mixed ability rugby day at The Stoop pitch, home of the Harlequins rugby team. The event was designed to increase participation and make the game more inclusive and accessible. Students enjoyed …

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Open Farm Sunday 2019

Open Farm Sunday is a nationwide event (https://farmsunday.org) and this year Tom’s Farm at NCA was a first time participant. We estimate that over 900 members of our local community came out in the sunshine to meet our wonderful rare …

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