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

Sports Day

Sports Day

July 15th 2015

Thank you to all the amazing children and adults who participated in Sports Day, it was a great success with lots of fun had by all. Medal ceremony to be held on Monday so you shall soon know who our star sports persons were!...

Science Week magazine

July 7th 2015

Science Week magazine...

Year 6 visit Jamie’s Italian

June 26th 2015

Watch the video below to find out what Year 6 liked about their recent trip to Jamie's Italian!  ...


Bike Around the Borough 2015

June 18th 2015

On Thursday June 18th, twelve of our children took part in the Bike Around the Borough event organised by Hackney Council. The sun came out for the 873 riders, who assembled in Hackney Downs and Clissold Park for the 9 mile course to Hackney Marsh...

FA Girls' Football Festival - London County FA

FA Girls’ Football Festival

June 4th 2015

On Tuesday June 2nd, ten girls from KS2 spent the morning at Hackney Marshes, to participate in the annual FA Girls' Football Festival. It was a jam-packed morning, taking part in a 5-a-side tournament, referee workshop, skills workshop, and face ...


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,...