Djanogly City Academy
Djanogly City Academy is an 11-18 secondary school situated in the very heart of Nottingham.
We are dedicated to serving our community and providing the very highest standards of education to the young people who attend our academy.
Our guiding principles are Work Hard, Be Kind and Achievement: No Excuses. We expect every member of our community to follow those values, both staff and pupils, and we will work tirelessly to ensure they are upheld.
This year we have adjusted our school day after a detailed consultation process was completed last year. This has allowed us to operate an extended day Monday to Thursday to further extend the support we offer our students. Our shape of the day can be downloaded below:
"Welcome to the Djanogly City Academy website. I hope that as you explore the site, you will get a flavour of the unique culture that exists within our school.
Our aim is very simple and that is to be recognised as outstanding in every aspect.
The determination of staff and governors to achieve this goal is very strong and is based on a simple but direct strategy - Achievement: No Excuses."David Hooker BSc(Hons)Principal
Serving Our Community
At Djanogly City Academy, we recognise that the best schools work in partnership with their local community. A key element of that partnership is listening to ideas to help us to make Djanogly City Academy a school we can all be proud of.
We would like a better understanding of the workings of the Academy and our child's education
Provided parents the opportunity to visit the Academy whilst in session to see a working learning environment
We would like a more consistent and fair approach to dealing with student issues
Held student assemblies explaining and raising the level of expectation. This was supported with a letter home and ongoing 1-2-1 meetings with parents
We would like to have clearer communication from the Academy
Added functions to our website so that it can be accessed in many different languages. Provide letters to inform parents of tier changes and discuss subject choices through parent consultation evenings
We want to have a say in changes at the Academy
Set up a student council so students have a voice in changes and developments to outside recreation areas and building facilities
We would like the lunch queue to be shorter
We have re-modelled the school day to include a split lunch and employed midday supervisors to support ques and canteen areas.
We would like more opportunity to access 1-2-1 teaching and tutoring
We have increased the opportunities available and now have 40% of our year 11 students receiving 1-2-1 tutoring in extra curricular time. We are also beginning to roll this in to year 10.
We would like more to do at break and lunch times
We have provided outdoor table tennis facilities around the academy, allow the use of the astro and courts area for games, offer subject and library clubs during these periods and provided undercover seating areas.
Our primary feeder school were keen to know more about how we work with our students once they arrive with us and want to engage more in liaison work
We have welcomed primary staff in to the academy during the day to look around and visit classes. We are offering link sessions for primary pupils to attend special classes at DCA and hold open events for prospective parents to attend both during the school day and in the evening
Work Hard, Be Kind
Achievement: No Excuses
At Djanogly City Academy we value traditional qualities; hard work, honesty, good manners and consideration for others.
Through applying these values fairly and consistently we shape and mould our students into confident, mature and independent young people.
Djanogly City Academy has developed a flexible, innovative and student focused curriculum to ensure every child can be successful.
Designed around fulfilling the individual needs of students, the curriculum we offer is inclusive yet provides the rigour and challenge necessary to provide all learners with the very best examination outcomes.