Welcome back. Nightingale Community Academy is open to all pupils from 8th September.

Key Stage 4 Curriculum

In Key Stage 4, all students continue to study English and maths daily and are entered for suitable qualifications in these core subjects; for the vast majority of our students this is the GCSE, however for some students this may be a Functional Skills or Entry Level Certificate.

In addition to English and maths, there is a broad range of qualifications on offer. Most of our students in Years 10 and 11 will study for the History GCSE and will continue with Science to GCSE, BTEC or Entry Level.

All students continue to have P.E. lessons and many will be entered for the BTEC Award in Sport and Active Leisure.

Students can also choose from a range of arts, technology and vocational qualifications. We offer:

Animal Care / Land Based Studies (BTEC)

Art and Design (GCSE)

Catering (Food Technology GCSE or Jamie’s Home Cooking Skills)

Construction (BTEC Award)

Mechanics (Engineering BTEC Award)

Music (Creative Media Production BTEC)

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

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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Cheque for Tom’s Farm

A huge thank you to all at Northcote Lodge School  who have raised an incredible amount of money. The boys school based nearby on Wandsworth Common chose Tom’s Farm as their charity and the pupils threw themselves into their fundraising …

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Winner of the “Best School Farm 2020/21”

Last week, Tom’s Farm have attended the fantastic School Farms Network conference! There was an awards ceremony that recognises hard work and excellence across the country and we are pleased to announce we were awarded….. “Best use of school farm …

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11 July 2021 COVID Update

A member of staff has tested positive for the Coronavirus this weekend. As a result, I have taken the decision to close the a number of class bubbles until the end of term. The local health protection team has been …

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