A centre of excellence for
Science, Engineering and Computing/IT


NUAST is a new, specialist academy based in Nottingham offering the very best educational opportunities for anyone with a passion for science, computing or engineering between the ages of 14-19.

With specialist teachers, specialist facilities and the unique opportunity to work with the University of Nottingham and industry partners at KS4 and KS5, NUAST is the right choice for any aspiring scientist, engineer or information technologists.

NUAST opened in September 2014 and is housed in a purpose-built, state-of-the-art building near the QMC. We are currently accepting applications from Year 9 and Year 11 students for September 2016 entry. To find out what NUAST can offer you, explore our website, get in touch or visit one of our Open Evenings.

What we offer

NUAST is a new type of academy. We offer a specialist curriculum at KS4 and KS5 for students with an interest in science, engineering or computing.

You can join NUAST in Year 10 or Year 12 and we offer GCSEs, BTECs and A levels in our specialist subjects along with a wide range of more traditional subjects.

Our unique and innovative curriculum is designed to provide our students with the skills and experiences they will need to secure a place at a good university or employment and training in a higher apprenticeship.

With specialist teachers, the very best equipment and unrivalled university and industry links, studying at NUAST offers our students the very best start in life.


World Class Facilities

NUAST is based in a purpose built, state-of-the-art facility a few minutes walk from the University of Nottingham’s main campus. Designed to deliver specialist courses, NUAST is equipped very latest engineering, ICT and science equipment.

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Unique Partnerships

NUAST is supported by a whole range of partners from industry and education.

These partnerships make studying at NUAST an exciting new way to gain qualifications in Science, Engineering and Computing.

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Caring Environment

As a small, specialist academy NUAST offers its students a pastoral support package tailored to the needs of each individual. From day to day guidance to university applications and job interviews, NUAST provides the very best care and support.

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Year 10 Entry

Joining NUAST in Year 10 allows you to specialise in GCSEs and BTECs in Science, Engineering and IT. Our purpose built academy has some of the very best equipment available and all our staff are specialists in their field.

With industry partnerships and strong links with the University of Nottingham, NUAST offers a very different educational experience for Year 10 students.

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In Year 10, our curriculum balances specialist teaching in Science, Engineering and IT with all the other core subjects you will need to get a place at a university or secure a good job or apprenticeship.

With Science taught as discreet subjects, and Engineering and IT delivered through industry approved and recognised Cambridge National qualifications, our specialist curriculum is designed to give students the very best start in their careers.

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Applying for a place in Year 10 for a September start couldn’t be easier. You simply apply through the City Council Admissions scheme, the same process parents use to select primary and secondary school places across the city area.

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Year 12 Entry

As a specialist academy in Science, Engineering and IT/Computing NUAST offers a new choice for students in Nottinghamshire and the East Midlands.

Our specialist curriculum is designed with the sole aim of providing students with the very best chance of developing a career in these shortage industries.

With the sponsorship of the University of Nottingham and the support of some of the biggest UK companies in Engineering, Science and IT, students will leave NUAST with the experience, knowledge and confidence to apply to good universities or secure the very best higher modern apprenticeships.

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NUAST offers Post 16 students a complex and diverse range of curriculum options based around Science, Engineering and IT/Computing. From a full suite of A Levels, through a mix of qualifications, to dedicated BTEC Level 3 Extended Diplomas, NUAST can offer our students a pathway modelled to their needs.

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Applying for a place in Year 12 for a September start couldn’t be easier. For more information on the application process use the link below.

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The Latest News & Tweets


  • NUAST Consultation

    NUAST is currently consulting on changes to its admissions arrangements

    NUAST is currently consulting on changes to its admissions arrangements and to the age range of the students who can attend the school.

    Click here for more information on the consultations and how to respond.

    Posted 01/12/2016 by Whole School

  • Year 13 and 11 Mock exam week

    Week of 5th December

    Students in years 13 and 11 will begin their mock exams the week of 5th December

    Posted 21/11/2016 by Whole School

  • INSET Day Friday 2nd December

    NUAST will be closed for staff training on Friday 2nd December.

    NUAST will be closed to all students on Friday 2nd December 2016 for staff training.

    Posted 11/11/2016 by Whole School

  • Inclement Weather

    School closure procedure due to severe weather.

    As winter approaches the possibility of adverse weather increases. In the event of significant snowfall a decision may be made to close the school. If this is deemed necessary the school will notify parents via the school website and via BBC Radio Nottingham by 7.30 in the morning.

    It is expected that all students attend school as normal during periods of poor weather however as many of our students travel long distances to school it is important that parents review weather in their area and make decisions about safe travel to school.

    Posted 08/11/2016 by Whole School

  • Year 10 and 12 Settling in Evening Thursday 6th October 4.30pm-7pm

    Students to book appointment with their tutor

    NUAST will be holding a settling-in evening for parents of year 10 and 12 students on Thursday 6th October between 4.30pm-7pm. Letters were sent home last week and students should be making a convenient appointment for parents to see their tutor.

    Appointments will last ten minutes and are an excellent opportunity for parents to meet the tutor and discuss the settling in process, ask any questions and tackle any issues that your child may have.

    Parking is limited in the NUAST car park but is available at QMC car park or at the Community center across the roundabout.

    We hope to see y...

    Posted 03/10/2016 by Whole School - Read more

  • NUAST Timetable Changes

    A reminder of the timetable changes for the 2016/17 academic year

    The timetable has changed for students in 2016/2017 and below are further details of the school day.

    • Registration: 8.30-8.45
    • Period 1: 8.45-9.30
    • Period 2: 9.30-10.15
    • Break: 10.15-10.30
    • Period 3: 10.30-11.15
    • Period 4: 11.15-12.00
    • Period 5a (Year 10+13 lunch): 12.00-12.40
    • Period 5b (Year 11+12 lunch): 12.40-13.20
    • Registration: 13.20-13.30
    • Period 6: 13.30-14.15
    • Period 7: 14.15-15.00
    • Enrichment/Study Support (Mon-Weds): 15.00-16.30

    Enrichment/Study support timetable:

    • Monday: Enrichment
    • Tuesday: Study support
    • Wednesday: Enrichment
    • Thursday: School fin...

    Posted 08/09/2016 by Whole School - Read more

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