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 2016 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 2016 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 Y10 Students Win Sumobot Challenge

    Students visited The University of Nottingham today to test their electronics skills

    Year 10 students attended the University of Nottingham's Engineering Faculty today, Wednesday 8th June, to take part in a Sumobots Challenge.

    11 students tested their electronics skills to battle against students from other Nottingham schools. The Sumobots challenge saw the University of Nottingham staff and students working with Y10 Engineering students at NUAST for a number of weeks, on Wednesday afternoons, to develop their understanding of the mini robots and prepare them for battle.

    NUAST would like to thank the staff and students of the University of Nottingham for their time an...

    Posted 08/06/2016 by Whole School - Read more

  • Parking and Transport to NUAST

    Students are being encouraged to use public transport to travel to and from NUAST

    NUAST would like to encourage students to travel to and from the academy using public transport.

    Due to limited parking and the surrounding roads being predominantly residential, students are being asked to use public transport where possible. NUAST has excellent transport links, with both the QMC tram stop and buses serving Abbey Street regularly stopping adjacent to the building.

    Where students are unable to use public transport, parents are asked to be mindful of local residents, in particular parking over driveways.

    The NUAST team welcome your support with this issue.

    Posted 07/06/2016 by Whole School - Read more

  • Half term- Saturday study sessions

    Half term- Saturday study sessions

    Half term- Saturday study sessions

    Posted 27/05/2016 by Whole School

  • Year 10 & Year 12 Induction Days Confirmed for Summer 2016

    Applicants for September 2016 have been invited to attend a taster day at NUAST

    Applicants for September 2016 have been invited to attend a taster day at NUAST before the school year commences. The date of the Year 10 Taster day will be 7th July 2016 from 9am-3pm.

    The Taster Days will form an important part of student’s time at NUAST, allowing them to get to know their new peers before September, meet staff and familiarize themselves with the academy day, expectations and the building.

    Future students will have the opportunity to take part in engaging STEM activities in NUAST’s state of the art facilities, allowing them to experience a typical day at the academy....

    Posted 26/05/2016 by Whole School - Read more

  • Year 12 Exam warm ups

    List of warm up sessions for exams is included below

    Year 12 Exam Warm-up sessions

    Year 12 students are invited to warm up sessions for each other their exams, run by their teachers here. These sessions are vital for helping students get into the mindset and for clearing up an last minute misconceptions.

    We ask all students to please attend their warm ups. The timetable is included in the link above.

    Posted 13/05/2016 by Year 12

  • Year 12 Reports out today

    (Friday 29th April)

    Parents are advised that the second Year 12 report of the school year has been given to students today.

    Posted 29/04/2016 by Year 12

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