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

  • To propose or oppose? That is the question...

    Team NUSA make it through to the Finals at the NTU Debate Day

    Congratulations to all of the Year 6 and 7 students from Djanogly Strelley Academy, Brocklewood Juniors, Melbury Primary, Portland Spencer Academy and NUSA, who took part in the Nottingham Trent University Debate Day on Wednesday 25th March in the City Centre.  Based in the prestigious Newton Building, the day saw pupils work alongside debate society members from the university, who mentored the school teams through proposition and opposition points on topics such as 'Should fatty foods be banned in schools?' and 'Should our Police be armed?'.

    Two teams, Portland Spencer Academy 1 and NU...

    Posted 26/03/2015 by Year 7 - Read more

  • Uniforms, Facebook and Video Games: Year 7 debate with their mates!

    Year 7 students prepare for cross primary Debate Challenge on March 25th

    On Wednesday 11th March, Year 7 played host to Law and Public Health students from Nottingham Trent University, to learn how to take part in a formal debate.  The project aims to develop the pupils' literacy and communication skills as well as build their confidence. Debating enables people to think for themselves, to form their own opinions and to ask questions about what they know about the world. The project culminates in a Transition Debating Competition, organised by Keys to Success EIP, to be held at Nottingham Trent University on March 25th and eight Year 7 students will form the tea...

    Posted 19/03/2015 by Year 7 - Read more

  • Journeys + Words = Poems and Stories at the University of Nottingham

    NUSA students showcase their creative writing skills on a regional platform

    Twenty NUSA students from across Key Stage 3 and 4 represented the Academy at the First Story East Midlands Writing Afternoon on Wednesday 4th March at the University of Nottingham.  Our writers were warmly welcomed into the prestigious Senate Chamber by Rebecca Goldsmith, regional programme officer for First Story, who opened the proceedings with a fantastic visual poetry piece by Andy Craven-Griffiths.

    Students were then divided into two working groups and took a brief tour of the University Park campus, led by current undergraduate students, offering our pupils a real insight into uni...

    Posted 10/03/2015 by First Story - Read more

  • Year 10 prepare themselves for Work Experience

    The whole cohort of Year 10 have received information regarding NUSA's work experience programme.

    Parents will recieve a letter home, week commencing 2nd Febraury, however, you can have a sneak peak at the student presentation here.

    Posted 02/02/2015 by Year 10

  • Citizenship Day

    14/01/15 - Citizenship Day workshops for Years 8 & 9

    Years 8 and 9 will be taking part in a Citizenship Day on Wednesday 14th January, run by Prison No Me Way. Students will participate in a variety of workshopsto help them keep and make responsible choices. These will include:

    - Electronic tagging
    - Drug drime
    - Fire
    - A talk by ex-offenders
    - Magistrates court
    - Car crime


    Posted 13/01/2015 by PSHE

  • Maths Matters

    After School Maths Intervention and Revision

    NUSA’s mathematics department have put together an extensive programme of extra sessions for pupils from all year groups. All pupils are encouraged to take advantage of this fantastic offering, which will help secure continued progress.

    Years 11, 12 & 13:

    Mr Amin, Tuesday (D Block) & Friday (C101)

    Mrs Mullins, Thursday (D Block)

    Year 10:

    Miss Carter & Mr Aldridge, Thursday (C102)

    Year 9:

    Miss Allen, Thursday (C116)

    Year 8:

    Mr Whitfield, Tuesday (C103)

    Year 7:

    Mr Worrall, Monday (C115)

    Posted 19/11/2014 by Whole School - Read more

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