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  • Nightingale Community Academy
    Beechcroft Road
    SW17 7DF
  • Head: Principal Andre Bailey
  • T 020 8874 9096
  • F 020 8877 3724
  • E [email protected]
  • W
  • A state school for boys aged from 5 to 19.
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Wandsworth
  • Pupils: 110
  • Religion: Does not apply
  • Ofsted:
    • Latest Overall effectiveness Good 1
      • 16-19 study programmes Good 1
      • Outcomes for children and learners Good 1
      • Quality of teaching, learning and assessment Good 1
      • Personal development, behaviour and welfare Good 1
      • Effectiveness of leadership and management Good 1
    • 1 Full inspection 14th September 2022
  • Previous Ofsted grade: Requires improvement on 23rd January 2019
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

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Who came from where

Who goes where

Special Education Needs

Nightingale School is the secondary provision in Wandsworth for boys identified as having Social, Emotional and Behavioural difficulties, (SEBD). The school has 71 places and is now usually significantly over subscribed. After a very difficult period the school was deemed as no longer requiring special measures in November 2003. The staff pride themselves on an empathic approach and differentiated teaching styles although firm boundaries are set and expectations both academically and behaviourally are high. Many of the pupils have very challenging needs and a number take medication for a diagnosis of ADHD. The school works closely and effectively with external agencies. Nightingale also runs a Community Learning Team that works with pupils who will not attend the school on campus. There is also a separately funded School Support Centre that educates pupils on fixed term exclusions from a number of local mainstream secondary schools. Year 9 SATS results are comparatively good for schools of this type and a range of accreditation, College places and work experiences programmes are being built up in key stage 4.

Interpreting catchment maps

The maps show in colour where the pupils at a school came from*. Red = most pupils to Blue = fewest.

Where the map is not coloured we have no record in the previous three years of any pupils being admitted from that location based on the options chosen.

For help and explanation of our catchment maps see: Catchment maps explained

Further reading

If there are more applicants to a school than it has places for, who gets in is determined by which applicants best fulfil the admissions criteria.

Admissions criteria are often complicated, and may change from year to year. The best source of information is usually the relevant local authority website, but once you have set your sights on a school it is a good idea to ask them how they see things panning out for the year that you are interested in.

Many schools admit children based on distance from the school or a fixed catchment area. For such schools, the cut-off distance will vary from year to year, especially if the school give priority to siblings, and the pattern will be of a central core with outliers (who will mostly be siblings). Schools that admit on the basis of academic or religious selection will have a much more scattered pattern.

*The coloured areas outlined in black are Census Output Areas. These are made up of a group of neighbouring postcodes, which accounts for their odd shapes. These provide an indication, but not a precise map, of the school’s catchment: always refer to local authority and school websites for precise information.

The 'hotter' the colour the more children have been admitted.

Children get into the school from here:

most years
quite often
sometimes, but not in this year

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