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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:

Shape of the day 2017/18

"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.

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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.

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  • Djanogly Students Develop grit, determination and team work

    9 enthusiastic students embarked on an amazing journey to Jamie’s Farm

    After a long bus journey, the bus hitting several trees and Omar being sick the whole way – Literally 5 full bags!! we finally settled down for a quick tour of the farm and a beautiful meal prepared for us by the lovely staff.

    The morning rounds consisted of getting up at 7:30 am to feed the; chickens, cows, goats, horses, sheep and dogs.

    After breakfast each morning the group were split into smaller ‘working groups’ to work in different areas around the farm. These consisted of; wood chopping, horse work, gardening, farm maintenance, herding sheep and preparing food. The students att...

    Posted 29/01/2018 by Whole School - Read more

  • Year 10's go to Wales!

    Welcome back to the warm and congratulations to the Year 10 boys!

    The behaviour, enthusiasm, grit, resilience and determination shown by every member of the team was OUTSTANDING!! The boys braved temperatures of -5 and gave 100% effort in every outdoor activity, these consisted of; rock climbing, abseiling, swimming / jumping in the sea, mountain hiking and kayaking. A special mention must go to Mr Weedon for his help throughout the week!

    Mr Sutton

    Posted 04/12/2017 by Whole School

  • Farm Residential Trip

    11 enthusiastic and energetic students embarked on an amazing journey to Jamie’s Farm in Hereford

    After a long bus journey and arriving at the wrong farm we settled down for a quick tour of the farm and a beautiful meal prepared for us by the lovely staff on the farm. However, due to a storming hitting the area we was without power or any electricity. After a few games around the dinner table it was time for bed.

    The morning rounds consisted of getting up at 7am to feed the; chickens, cows, goats, pigs, horses, sheep, dogs and rabbits. Each morning, lunch and dinner each student took it in turn to prepare food for the rest of the group.

    After breakfast each morning the group was s...

    Posted 01/11/2017 by Whole School - Read more

  • Sports Day

    Annual Sports Day

    Djanogly's Annual Sports Day is on Tuesday 25th July 2017, what a perfect way to finish the Academy year

    Posted 17/07/2017 by Physical Education

  • Claremont Primary School visited Djanogly

    Introduction to Python

    Students from Claremont Primary School visited Djanogly, on 27th June, to take part in an 'Introduction to Python' session, as part of their school's 'Coding Week'.

    The students were very enthusiastic and managed to produce little programs that displayed their name and facts about themselves. They were also able to work out some maths problems using Python.

    Special thanks to Piotrek Janusz, Danny GoGo and Ahmed Ishtiaq for their brilliant support with the students!'

    Posted 27/06/2017 by Whole School

  • Year 7 Cricket

    Cricket Success

    Congratulations to the year 7 cricket team if you see them around the Academy today. Yesterday we travelled to Arnold Hill Academy in a county cup fixture and came out victorious. Having been put into bat we scored 182 without losing a wicket and then managing to restrict Arnold to 107 with 5 wickets going down. To say you started with 100 runs also this was a great effort by the year 7 team!


    • Aaqib Chaudry
    • Awais Hussain
    • Ali Raj Bhatti
    • Bibek Kharal
    • Ahmed Elkharraz
    • Aaqib Javed
    • Hashim Younas

    Posted 15/06/2017 by Physical Education - Read more

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