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 BSc(Hons) PGCEHead 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

  • Year 7 Sporting Success

    Year 7 Football Team reach semi-finals.

    The year 7 football team reached the City semi-finals last Thursday against a very strong Nottingham Academy, including several academy players, the students narrowly lost 2 – 1. Conceding in the second half of injury time. I was so proud of all students, their attitude and determination was exceptional. Despite the tears at full time, they still managed to smile for the photo. Please congratulate all students involved.

    I also took the Year 7 Rugby team to the Nottingham city competition last night. NUSA won every game they played in last night. With numerous students being scouted as a ...

    Posted 22/03/2017 by Year 7 - Read more

  • E-Safety for Parents event

    2.00pm or 5.30pm. Ring the school on 0115 9291492 to book your place.

    Posted 30/01/2017 by Whole School

  • Christmas Hamper

    NUSA continues to forge links with the local community of Bilborough

    At Christmas the Deaf Team collected a three box hamper which they gave to Reverend Dan Corcoran to donate to the local community food bank.

    Posted 26/01/2017 by Learning Support

  • Sign Choir Christmas Concert

    The NUSA Sign Choir take Bilborough by (snow) storm

    As well as opening the Bilborough Christmas Festival (pictured below) the NUSA Sign Choir also rocked (literally) the End of Term Christmas Assemblies with ‘Somewhere Only We know’ (John Lewis Christmas advert 2015) and ‘Band Aid 30’ the up to date version of ‘Feed the World’.

    The crowd went wild!

    Posted 26/01/2017 by Learning Support

  • NUSA Sign Choir

    Assemblies and Bilborough Christmas Festival performance

    The deaf choir 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.

    On Thursday 8th December 2016 the NUSA Signing Choir opened the Bilborough Christmas Festival. It was their first public performance and they were amazing. The crowd went wild. Several staff members came to see the performance and the girls were much congratulated in school the next day. Reverend Dan Corcoran, pastor from ...

    Posted 13/12/2016 by Learning Support - Read more

  • What have we been studying in Geography this term?

    Geography topics Autumn 2016

    Our new Year 7s have been learning all about map and compass skills and can now navigate their way around a map simply using instructions and a few map symbols, even the ones who are defiant that they just need to use their phones! Year 7 have also been learning about settlements and why people choose the places they live in as well as all the countries around the world. Can you name the seven continents of the world without Google?

    In Year 8 we have been learning all about Africa and the incredible and shocking stories about it, such as Blood Diamonds and Somali Pirates. It is fair to s...

    Posted 08/12/2016 - Read more

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