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

  • 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

  • Walk to Bangladesh for Sports Relief Results

    NUSA's Walk to Bangladesh - full results and pictures

    NUSA... The North Sea... Dortmund... Prague... The Black Sea... Russia... Turkmenistan... Islamabad... The Himalayas... Everest... Bangladesh!

    Clocking up a total of 5,348 miles, we have successfully completed our 10 day walk to Bangladesh, having collectively walked 1,374,400 steps and raising £976 for Sports Relief!

    Click here to view a slideshow of the final results, including pictures from day 10.

    Posted 22/03/2016 by Whole School

  • NUSA Walks to Bangladesh

    Day 9: Peaking at Everest, having walked 4489 miles so far!!

    NUSA walks to Bangladesh

    As a whole school we are walking to Bangladesh to support Sports Relief and help raise money. Pupils are using pedometers in each tutor group from year 7 right through to Post 16. The total amount of steps will hopefully get us to the streets of Bangladesh in 10 days! 

    We are now of the last leg of our trip, with only 500 miles to Bangladesh...will we make it!?!

    Watch out here for updates on our progress.

    Posted 17/03/2016 by Whole School

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