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

  • Girls Cricket

    Under 13s & 15s Cricket

    Yesterday we attended a tournament at Radcliffe Cricket Club. The girls conducted themselves very well, behaved impeccably and played some really good cricket. Out of the 5 games played by both teams (u13s and u15s) each team won one game each, both wins coming against Newark Academy. Other games came very close only losing by a few runs. Please congratulate the girls below on a very successful day (the weather definitely helped)

    Posted 25/05/2017 by Physical Education

  • Cricket Success

    MCCF Nottingham Hub

    Yesterday was the opening game of the season for the Nottingham Hub U15 side, as they played an U15 XI at Nottingham High School:

    MCCF Nottingham Hub 106 (29 overs)

    Nottingham High School 103 (29 overs)

    MCCF Hub won by 3 runs.

    A last over thriller which featured some impressive and significant performances from the trio of Djanogly boys who played.

    Fardeen Ahmed bowled some very tight overs in the middle of the innings to restrict and build pressure on the opposition. He also 'banged the drum' all innings to keep his team focused and motivated in the field - What a fantastic ...

    Posted 19/05/2017 by Physical Education - Read more

  • Young Enterprise

    Year 8 Students go through to finals

    Please congratulate the following students for successfully reaching the final of the Young Enterprise competition for the Nottinghamshire region.

    • Daria Pierchala
    • Marriyah Ahmed
    • Hudiba Ahmed
    • Samela Kurjat
    • Eduardo Fernandez
    • Michael Onabanjo

    They thoroughly impressed the judges with their business and innovative skills and overall came second out of 6 teams on the day. They will be attending the final event on the 14th July 2017.

    Posted 18/05/2017 by Year 8

  • Tomorrow's Engineers

    Year 9 STEM

    All Year 9 students were lucky enough to take part in a STEM day, through tomorrow’s engineers, last week where they were able to take part in three different workshops all related to engineering. Students were encouraged to consider what engineers did, how they trained and what areas they worked in through an interactive quiz. They heard about how technology has progressed over the years and then designed something innovative that would improve their lives. Finally they were able to take part in robot team challenge which not only showed engineering in action but also team work skills.


    Posted 03/05/2017 by Whole School - Read more

  • Year 11 Art & Design complete Unit 2 with 10 hour Exam

    After weeks of preparation students complete their Final Response.

    Students have now completed the Unit 2 in Art & Design with a 10 hour controlled assessment for their Final Response.

    Each student had the opportunity to chose from the 7 questions available, with popular choices for starting points being 'Angles', 'Detail', 'Out of Place' & 'Architecture'.

    During the preparatory period the year 11's have researched artists, developed ideas, experimented and refined ideas with a variety of media. They have also recorded their own ideas and observations with photographs and drawings.

    Using a variety of materials and techniques, students produced...

    Posted 28/04/2017 by Art - Read more

  • Primary Link 2017

    Southwark Primary School Introduction to cooking course: week 2

    Pupils from Southwark Primary School attended their introduction to cookery course, week 2 session on the 26th April.

    They baked Mini Bakewell tarts. For some this was the first time baking and they thoroughly enjoyed the hour session.

    They were given the recipe sheet so that they can make them again at home with their parents/guardians; we look forward to hearing about it next week.

    Posted 27/04/2017 by Design & Technology

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