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


March 25th 2014

Years 4 & 5 have been busy learning how to create their own animations. They have created amazing stories using animation which can be watched below: A fun and exciting day The pond drop...



March 17th 2014

The first stage of our gardening project is nearly complete and we are extremely excited about it! Outside you will notice our raised beds built and all ready for planting. The polytunnel will be a great place to grow seeds, vegetables and salad a...

Hasan and Husayn from Year 3 cook stir-fry with their mother

Cook and Eat @ Nightingale

March 13th 2014

Our Cook and Eat sessions for families are in full swing on a Tuesday afternoon. Parents and their children have been enjoying preparing and cooking delicious meals together. They have learned how to make lots of exciting things, from healthy breakfa...

Medal winners

Clapton Girls Sports Day

February 13th 2014

Twenty four pupils were chosen to be talented sports men and women from years 4, 5 and 6. These children went to Clapton Girls to compete in mixed teams at various events such as boxing, athletics and street dance. Here you can see some pictures f...