Welcome to Nightingale School’s website. My name is Mrs Catrina Tilbury, I am the Headteacher and along with my Assistant Headteachers, Veronica Benjamin and Debbie Symes, we make up the Leadership Team of the school. Nightingale school is a one form entry school (which means that we have only one class in each year group) and so we are a very small school who pride ourselves on our warm and friendly atmosphere.

As a reflection of Hackney itself, our school is ethnically diverse and as a consequence it guarantees that the school has a rich and vibrant cultural mix. This diversity enhances the children’s emotional literacy teaching us all patience and tolerance towards one another. We believe that children should be encouraged to have respect for themselves, for others and for their school. The adults in the school community are the role models for the children; they depend on adults for their moral standards and for guidance on behaviour that is acceptable in any given situation.

Recent News


The Snow Queen

December 9th 2014

The children in KS1 and KS2 were treated to a special performance of 'The Snow Queen' today at school. Quantum Theatre came to perform a version of Hans Christian Andersen's classic fairy tale in the school hall. The children were wowed by the set an...


Dates for your diary

December 9th 2014

Important dates to remember: Christmas Dinner: Wednesday 17th December Class Christmas Parties: Thursday 18th December School closes: Friday 19th December at 2pm INSET day: Monday 5th January 2015 School reopens for children: Tuesday 6...


London Lions visit Year 5

November 19th 2014

On Tuesday 18th November, six members of the London Lions basketball team, spent the afternoon with a very excited Year 5, as part of the Hoops for Health programme. This is an initiative, funded by Hackney Health Heroes, that promotes healthy livi...

The Velodrome

Cycling at the Olympic Park

November 13th 2014

Twelve pupils form years 5 and 6 went to the Velodrome in the Olympic Park to take part in a cycling race, the course was outside but we managed to sneak in to see the pro's on the track as well! All pupils performed fantastically for their first ...


Health Heroes Girls Football Cup

November 12th 2014

On Wednesday 12th November, our Year 5/6 Girls Football team took part in their first ever tournament. Nearly 30 teams turned up to Mabley Green to compete for the cup and represent Hackney at this years school games finals. The girls showed incre...

School photos

November 12th 2014

Please note that tomorrow (Thursday 13th November 2014) school photos will be taken by professional photographers. Please ensure your child is smartly dressed. Thank you. ...


Salad Workshop

November 10th 2014

This afternoon, our after-school  cookery club got to take part in a salad workshop. Peter from Sheringhams Fine Foods visited Nightingale to talk about healthy eating and salads. Next, he ran a competition to see who would create the next school sa...


WHY? Festival

November 5th 2014

On Thursday 23rd October, the Student Council spent the day at Southbank Centre. They were lucky enough to attend the first ever WHY? Festival, championing children’s rights. What rights do children really have today? How can children be inspire...


Black History Month at Nightingale

November 5th 2014

There were lots of activities happening around Nightingale to mark Black History Month in October. All classes took part in an African dance class, steel pans workshop and had a visit from an African storyteller. Each class have created a display ab...


Pyjama Party for The National Brain Appeal

November 5th 2014

On Friday 24th October, we hosted a pyjama party  in aid of The National Brain Appeal. The children wore their pyjamas to school, to raise awareness and funds for a very important cause. Luckily no one managed to fall asleep in class, despite ...