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


  • Exam Results Day Information

    Find out when students can collect their exam results over the Summer break

    Exam results can be collected on the following dates:


    GCSE Results- Thursday 25th August 09:30

    AS/A2 Level Results- Thursday 18th August 09:30


    Students who are unable to collect their results in person must provide a named contact for collection or request the results are sent via post, in advance of results day. This can be done by emailing a.hawrot@nuast.org.


    We wish all NUAST students well in their future studies and careers.

    Posted 18/07/2016 by Whole School

  • End of Term Arrangements

    NUAST will close early on the final day of term

    NUAST will close earlier than scheduled on Friday 22nd July 2016. Taught lessons will finish at 12:15 and all students will then take part in an end of year celebration assembly, concluding at 13:00.

    The Autumn Term will begin on Monday 5th September 2016 at 08:30.

    If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact the school office.

    Thank you for your support throughout this academic year.

    The NUAST Team



    Posted 18/07/2016 by Whole School

  • Year 10 reports out this week

    Year 10 reports out this week

    The final reports for year 10 have been given to students this week to take home. These are written reports with teacher comments on student progress.

    Posted 18/07/2016 by Whole School

  • NUAST Engineering and Design Exhibition 20th July 5-7pm

    Come and see what the next generation of engineers have created

    NUAST will be holding a design and engineering exhibition on Wednesday 20th July 2016 from 5-7pm.


    The exhibition will showcase the work of current students, completed throughout the 2015/16 academic year. This will also provide an opportunity to speak to tomorrow's engineers.


    Current parents, prospective parents, industry partners and the local community are welcome to attend.


    Refreshments will be provided and all attendees are asked to RSVP to Miss Byrne, Head of Engineering via a.byrne@nuast.org.

    Posted 08/07/2016 by Whole School - Read more

  • Year 10 Induction Day

    Our new Year 10's were fantastic. Well done!

    Year 10's had a blast with the Unicorn Hat's today.  Programming light shows, graphics and traffic lights.  You've all shown some serious programming potential.  Well done!

    Posted 07/07/2016 by ICT

  • NUAST Biology Fieldwork July 2016

    NUAST Biology Fieldwork July 2016

    NUAST Biology Fieldwork July 2016

    Posted 06/07/2016 by Whole School

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