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


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 ...


Christmas Dinner at Nightingale

December 19th 2014

On Wednesday December 17th, we had our annual Christmas Dinner for all of the children at Nightingale. The kitchen staff put on a wonderful spread, and the children enjoyed a full Christmas dinner with all the trimmings. The children had their din...

Christmas Assembly

Nightingale Christmas Assembly

December 19th 2014

What an amazing Christmas assembly we had this morning! Well done to all the children on their hard work preparing and performing. Thank you to all the parents who attended. All class performances can be watched below. Enjoy! ...


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 ...