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Nightingale Academy

Learning with truth and love

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Learning with truth and love


If you would like your child to attend our school, please see full details of our admission arrangements below. 


Thinking about secondary education?


We are delighted that you are considering The King's for your child. We are the school of choice in Kidsgrove, a view reinforced recently by two-teams of inspectors (Ofsted and SIAMS) that have judged our Academy to be GOOD. We are proud to offer among the newest secondary school facilities in Staffordshire, to have some of the best GCSE results in the district and to work with supportive parents and excellent students on a day-to-day basis. We have a dedicated board of governors, and the school's philosophy is set out here - please take a look.

Welcome from the Head

Virtual Open Evening

The Admissions Process

Now we invite you to take a look at our prospectus.


We know how important it is that you make the right decision about your childʼs secondary education. At The Kingʼs, our core values reflect the fact that every child is important and that every child is valued.


The Kingʼs represents a fabulous opportunity as a Church of England Academy which welcomes all faiths and cultures. The Christian ethos permeates across all of our work and we celebrate unity in diversity – diversity of those of Christian faith, those of other faith and those of no faith. Our students work together in a school which strives for excellence in all areas. Our students flourish together and develop respect and understanding for each other so that they are prepared for their adult lives in modern Britain.


All visitors to the Academy comment on the warmth of welcome and the calm, harmonious atmosphere around the school and the focussed attitude of our students. We know the importance of academic rigour and of academic success, teamed with personal development.


Our students' progress is at the heart of everything that we do. We seek to nurture every child's particular talents - to identify their strengths and to encourage them to persevere in areas of difficulty. We know that no two children are the same.


Here are just a few more things that you might like to consider:

  • We have a sixth form which facilitates further education at the same location;

  • We are a “good school with outstanding features"(our most recent Ofsted, 2018)

  • We have outstanding pastoral care

  • We have an interesting and varied curriculum

  • Our Governors have a constant presence at school

  • We are a church school which places the values of thankfulness, trust, justice, grace, aspiration and celebration at our core

  • We have a highly-qualified SEND team

  • There is a superb transition programme up to and during the summer holidays leading to the start of Year 7


Application process for families of children currently at Primary School


All applications to Year 7 at The King's School are handled through your own Local Authority.


If you are a Staffordshire resident, please use this link:

If you are a Stoke-on-Trent resident, please use this link:

If you have any queries about the application process, please contact Sarah Milne,


Changing your first choice secondary school to The King's


Each year, some families change their mind and want to send their children to join us, even after applications have closed. If you have already applied, through your local authority, but wish to change your first choice school to The King's, in the first instance, please contact if you live in Staffordshire, or if you are a Stoke-on-Trent resident please call 01782 234598. If you need help, please contact us at school.

In Year transfers to The King's


Parents or carers who have a child currently in secondary education, but wish to apply for a place at The King's will need to print off the application form (or request a paper copy from reception) and complete it. The completed form needs to be returned to The King's, marked for the attention of Mr M Worthington