A day in a life of Nightingale Primary School

Welcome to Nightingale School's website. My name is Mrs Catrina Tilbury, I am the Headteacher and along with my Assistant Headteacher, Veronica Benjamin, 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


Tafari and Lovetta meet Borris

October 24th 2014

Year 5 pupils Tafari S. and Lovetta D. attended a 'Schools Marketplace' event at City Hall by the River Thames on Tuesday 14th October. The event was organised by Capital Growth to give schools who grow their own fruit and vegetables a chance to c...


Pack Up Your Troubles

October 22nd 2014

Years 1 through to 6 were treated to a very special show on Wednesday October 22nd at school. Tickled Pink Drama Productions brought history to life in their musical play, exploring the impact World War II had on a child's life in Britain. Year...

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Work Week 2014

October 22nd 2014

There was great excitement at Nightingale when the whole school took part in Work Week between 6th - 10th October. Developed by Inspire!, Work Week offers primary schools a series of classroom activities, talks by external business people and visits...


Porridge Day 2014

October 22nd 2014

Today we had Porridge Day 2014, our children had a great experience of how to make porridge in different fun ways. The children from Breakfast Club used different products to mix into the porridge, including strawberries, blueberries, pineapple, rai...