Our Curriculum

The Nightingale Curriculum 

The curriculum at Nightingale has been designed to give children not only the academic skills that they will need to succeed, but also to provide rich opportunities for personal growth and exploration of the world around them. Our curriculum carefully weaves together high quality schemes of work from trusted partners (Mathematics Mastery, The Literacy Company, Developing Experts, The Historical Association) with bespoke learning experiences developed through the school's own 'Curriculum for Hackney'.  Wherever possible we make links to the local area so that children can experience the richness of the History, Geography and culture of the borough in which they live as well as utilising the amazing array of museums, galleries and cultural venues London has to offer. 

The school building at Nightingale is unique and allows teachers the space to deliver specialised learning experiences.  We have bespoke spaces for art, drama, cooking, gardening and sport as well as a gorgeous library overlooking Hackney Downs.  Resourcing for technology is excellent with mobile class sets of iPads and Chromebooks available for all pupils.  

Learning in Natural Environments 

A key feature of the Nightingale curriculum is our commitment for all pupils to spend a significant proportion of their learning time in the outdoors.  We believe it is the right of every child to spend time in nature as this enhances their wellbeing and also teaches them to respect and protect the environment. 

The drop-down list of subjects in our Curriculum Area on this website will give you plenty of information and if your child is not yet learning at Nightingale, we encourage you to come and visit our school soon to the Nightingale Difference for yourself.  

 Nightingale Curriculum Map 

An overview of our curriculum can be found in our curriculum map which you can download below.