Welcome to
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.

"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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Latest News and Tweets

  • Spring into Science

    Year 8 Science Trip

    Over 300 Student from all over Nottingham City, enjoyed an experiment packed lecture on Sound in Science, from the Professors at the University of Nottingham. This is part of #SpringintoScience.

    Experiments included converting light into sound and music. They used ‘Aerodrums’ which is an air-drumming instrument. It runs on your computer and understands your drumming intent by watching you drum through a high speed camera and light refraction.

    The students were most impressed with the Tesla Coil which both played music and gave them a light show.

    5 of our Students were interviewed a...

    Posted 24/04/2017 by Whole School - Read more

  • Primary Link 2017

    Southwark Primary School Introduction to cooking course

    Pupils from Southwark Primary School came to Djanogly City Academy on the 19th April, to start their introduction to cookery course.

    The course will last 5 weeks, where the pupils will be making a variety of savory and sweet treats as an introduction in to Food Technology at secondary school.

    The pupils made one Apple Crumble each to take home. There was even time for some of them to decorate the top of their crumbles with apple roses, which was a beautiful addition.

    The pupils thoroughly enjoyed the afternoon and are looking forward to next week.

    Posted 20/04/2017 by Design & Technology - Read more

  • Design and Technology

    Product Design Year 11

    The Year 11 Product design students have done a fantastic job getting all their practical work completed on time. The quality and innovation this year has been amazing.

    Students have used a variety of materials, ranging from; Acrylic, Ply-wood, Polypropylene to Pine. They have also used different techniques and machines to create their products; Wood Lathe, Laser engraver, hand tools etc.

    We are very proud of both classes for their consistent hard work and dedication to the subject, attending after school interventions and holiday workshops. This will be continued up until the exam w...

    Posted 24/03/2017 by Design & Technology - Read more

  • Year 7 Cricket

    Year 7 Indoor Cricket

    Congratulations to the Year 7 boys who won both games of cricket at the City Schools Indoor Cricket Championships last night.

    The team beat Farnborough by 40 runs in the first game, then they beat The Trinity School by 1 run in the second game.


    • Zain Ali
    • Issa Ali
    • Aquib Javed
    • Farhad Ahmad
    • Awais Hussain
    • Aqueeb Choudary
    • Ali Raj
    • Haashim Shahzad

    Posted 23/03/2017 by Physical Education

  • Year10 Make Clay Hats for their project based on Alice's Adventure In Wonderland

    10X & 10W Made Ceramic Hats inspired by the story of Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

    To complete their Art project this term both 10X & 10W have made ceramic Hats inspired by the Mad Hatter from the story of Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll.

    Students have used slab making techniques to produce the hat, after firing students applied paint and added decoration to complete their hat to their own individual design.

    Posted 23/03/2017 by Art

  • Year 8 Parents Evening

    Thursday 23rd March 2017

    All parents & carers of year 8 students are strongly advised to attend this event. Now is a key time to meet with your child's subject teachers to discuss their current progress and to plan how best to support your child to maximise the impact of their classroom studies and homework.

    Appointments will commence at 4:15pm and conclude at 7.15pm. Year 8 students have been given appointment cards.

    Posted 17/03/2017 by Year 8

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