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


iDiscover at Nightingale

May 20th 2015

We are feeling really lucky in Nightingale this week, to be the first school EVER to take part  in a brand new programme called 'iDiscover'. Created by Inspire, this is a week-long programme of work-related  Science, Technology, Engineering and Mat...

Harvesting kale and kavlo nero

Harvest time

May 18th 2015

Harvest time has come around and our children and gardeners are working extremely hard preparing the vegetables for harvest. Last week, we harvested some kale and kavlo nero. The kitchen are excited to start using all our own vegetables... ...


Nightingale go to Jamie’s Italian!

May 15th 2015

Year 5 and 6 had a special treat today to mark Food Revolution Day. They were invited to spend the morning at Jamie's Italian, Canary Wharf and Stratford respectively. Both classes were treated to a demo from the head chef and then got the chance ...


Hackney Schools Challenge

May 11th 2015

On Sunday 10th May, our Athletics team ran a mile of the Hackney Half Marathon as part of the Schools Challenge. In the weeks leading up to it, the children  ran a mile a week, and joined the 13,000 other runners for their last mile yesterday. Th...


Team work at Nightingale

April 30th 2015

Thanks to our wonderful parents who continue to give so generously of their time. Our garden is looking amazing thanks to the incredible work of Moya, Ali and our children and parents. A team of parents helped transform the entrance to the school,...

Bees 5

School Beehive

April 30th 2015

Over the Easter holidays, we had some new admissions to Nightingale...... A beehive! The children are very excited to learn all about how bees live, and some lucky ones have been given the job of 'beekeeper'. They have to wear  a special protecti...


Gunnersaurus visits Nightingale

February 26th 2015

The children in Nightingale got a huge surprise when Gunnersaurus arrived to school. He came to launch a new partnership with Arsenal in the Community. Double Club has begun in Nightingale for Years 4 and 5. It is designed to engage children in Lite...


Be the Best you can Be Launch

January 20th 2015

Today, was the launch of a new and exciting programme, Be the Best you can Be, at Nightingale. To launch it, Danny Crates, Paralympic world record holder visited our school and held an assembly. Danny told us his inspiring story. His dreams of a ...


Dates for your diary

January 19th 2015

Please note important dates for your diary: School closes for half-term - Friday 13th February at 3.30pm INSET day - Monday 23rd February School re-opens for children - Tuesday 24th February at 8.55am...


The Big Barbican Workshop

January 6th 2015

In December, Year 3 took part in the Big Barbican Workshop which is an all-day multi-arts workshop run by the Barbican. During the workshop, Year 3 explored various arts practices all aimed at creative experimentation. We began by creating our own ...