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Nightingale Academy

Discovering Life in all its Fullness

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Discovering Life in all its Fullness


We are delighted that you are considering applying to The King's for a place for your child; we know how important this decision is and promise you that we will always do all that we can in order to support your child and your family.  


Are you thinking about admission into Year 7?


We are the school of choice in Kidsgrove - a position that we have been proud to hold for several years. In recent years, two separate teams of inspectors (Ofsted and SIAMS) have judged the school is be GOOD; indeed, our SIAMS report opens by saying "this school is a beacon of hope in the community" - a statement of which we are very proud!


Our setting boasts among the newest secondary school facilities in Staffordshire - our building only opened in November 2016.  We continue to have amongst the best GCSE results in the locality and we are proud to be able to say that we work alongside very supportive parents and carers.  Our staff regularly celebrate that they work with fabulous young people every day of the week.  The school is part of a larger educational entity - we are part of Three Spires Trust and, as such, we work alongside other secondary and primary Church schools within the Diocese of Lichfield. 


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 those belonging to all faiths and those who have no faith.  Our Christian ethos permeates across all of our work and we celebrate unity in diversity – diversity of those of Christian faith, those of other faiths and those of no faith.  Our students and staff 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.


Vistors (parents, carers and professionals) routinely comment on the warmth of the welcome and the calm, harmonious atmosphere around the school, alongside the focussed attitude of our students. We know the importance of academic rigour and of academic success, teamed with a real focus on 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 exceptional 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 running throughout the summer term, supporting children and parents into Year 7

Our Prospectus


How to apply for a place in our September 2024 Year 7 intake


All applications to Year 7 are handled through your own Local Authority (the one to whom you pay your council tax).

If you have any queries about the application process, please contact the school - 


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 your local authority directly. 

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 the admissions officer.