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

  • NUSA Sign Choir

    Assemblies and Bilborough Christmas Festival performances

    Here is the Nusa Sign Choir. Some of the girls have only been signing for a matter of weeks.

    They performed ‘Yes I Can’ (the Paralympics anthem 2016) in the end of term assemblies in October.
    Well done to Dominika, Regan, Storm, Kelcie, Gargi, Sara, Kacey-Leigh, Hollie, Courtney and Natasha. And thank you to Sheldon for doing the lighting and sound.

    They are also performing at the Bilborough Christmas Festival on Thursday 8th December.

    Watch out for their Christmas Assembly performance in December.

    Posted 08/12/2016 by Learning Support

  • Autumn term newsletter

    Latest newsletter available to download here

    November 2016 Newsletter

    Posted 05/12/2016 by Whole School

  • Seasons Greetings from NUSA!

    Our Christmas tree is now in Reception, beautifully decorated by pupils and staff. 24 sleeps to go..

    Posted 02/12/2016 by Whole School

  • Year 7 & 8 football match trip

    Trip to watch Manchester United

    On 30th November some of our Year 7 and 8 pupils were taken to Manchester United and watched them beat West Ham 4-1.

    Posted 02/12/2016 by Physical Education

  • 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 01/12/2016 by Whole School - Read more

  • Autumn Mock Exams

    Mon 21st November - Wednesday 14th December

    Please click on the link below to see the Autumn Mock Exam timetable. All Year 10 exams will take place in the new year along with the other Year 9 options.

    Autumn mock exam timetable

    Posted 01/12/2016 by Whole School

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