Welcome to NUSA

Nottingham University Samworth Academy provides a caring community for students to grow, learn and achieve together, both academically and as young people.

Every child has the ability to succeed and it is our aim to ensure that all pupils reach their full potential both in and out of the classroom.

NUSA exists in a partnership between Nottingham University, Samworth Academies Trust and Torch Academy Gateway Trust, and we endeavour to utilise the expertise of these three institutions to ensure your child has the best start in life.

We are proud of our school and invite you to join our future success.

"I would like to welcome you to NUSA's website. The website acts as a source of the latest news and allows parents/carers to access homework and other important messages.

NUSA is a very special school taking advantage of the support from our sponsors. Our fantastic facilities provide incredible opportunities for learners to excel. Our motto for students is 'work hard, be kind' which provides the basis for an excellent all round education. We welcome the support of parents and partner organisations as we continue to make NUSA a school worthy of its community."

Mark Watts
Head of School

The Samworth Family

The Nottingham University Samworth Academy is co-sponsored by retired businessman Sir David Samworth CBE, his family and The Samworth Foundation, together with the University of Nottingham.

Sir David, who received a knighthood in 2009 for charitable services and has co-sponsored two other academies in the East Midlands, wanted to create a school that would provide the very best life chances for the young people within Nottingham. His own experience has shown him the common link between an excellent education and success in later life and he wanted to give something back to the communities in which his businesses have thrived.

Taking the culture within the Samworth Brothers businesses as a template, the co-sponsors ensured that NUSA had a clear message at the heart of daily life in the school. The Academy settled on the qualities of Courage, Courtesy and Aspiration as its watchwords.

As the Academy grows and matures, these watchwords continue to guide and inform every aspect of life at NUSA.

The University of Nottingham

The University of Nottingham has sponsored the Nottingham University Samworth Academy to help support and improve the life chances of the young people of Bilborough.

By working closely with the school, we can contribute to the development of a broad, balanced and innovative curriculum and provide unique opportunities for students to work with the university.

The University of Nottingham believe that by helping to raise levels of aspiration and achievement we can transform the educational opportunities for the young people that our Academies serve.

Latest News and Tweets

  • Macmillian bake sale and visit from the High Sheriff of Nottingham, Judy Naake

    On Friday 30th September we were pleased to welcome the High Sheriff of Nottingham to NUSA

    On Friday 30th September we were pleased to welcome the High Sheriff of Nottingham to NUSA. We raised just over £200 from our Macmillan cake sale, which will be sent on to Macmillan on our behalf.

    Posted 04/10/2016 by Whole School

  • NUSA GCSE Results 2016

    We are proud to announce our best ever GCSE results!

    Nottingham University Samworth Academy had its best ever set of GCSE results, with 52 per cent of students getting an A*-C including English and Maths. It also had a Progress 8 score of -0.07 and a Attainment 8 score of 4.15.

    Alessio Russo got two A*s, three As, five Bs and a distinction. He said: "My results are pretty good, I'm happy. The exams were difficult but I studied hard and I do believe you get out what you put in."

    Head Mark Watts added: "We are delighted with the results secured by our students this year. Everyone's commitment and hard work has paid dividends, meaning more...

    Posted 26/08/2016 by Whole School - Read more

  • Year 9 Fairtrade Cafe

    The Fairtrade Café has opened its doors to NUSA pupils and staff.

    The Fair Trade cafe was selling frothy hot chocolate and fresh fruit.
    Burhaan and Dylan have made a fantastic start, well done boys!


    Posted 24/05/2016 by Year 9

  • Year 7 Progress Board Exams

    Monday 13th June - Friday 17th June and Monday 20th June 2016

    Click here to open the letter and timetable

    Posted 19/05/2016 by Year 7

  • Year 8 Progress Board exams

    Our Year 8 exams will take place on Monday 13th - Friday 17th and Monday 20th June 2016

    Click here to open the letter and timetable

    Posted 19/05/2016 by Year 8

  • Year 10 Summer 2016 Exams

    Click on the link below to view the timetable

    Year 10 Summer 2016 Exams

    Posted 19/05/2016 by Year 10

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