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 11 and 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 accept applications from Year 6, Year 9 and Year 11 students for September entry.
To find out what NUAST can offer you, explore our website, get in touch or visit one of our Open Evenings.
I am delighted to introduce you to the NUAST website and welcome you as Principal. Our aim is to ensure that young people who are passionate about Science, Computing or Engineering have opportunities to realise their maximum potential with us. We offer a clear, hard working ethos in specialised facilities, where students can follow GCSE, Cambridge National, A Level, BTEC and Cambridge Technical courses. Throughout their studies students will have the opportunity to engage with well-known employers and the University of Nottingham.
With a longer school day that is aligned to the world of work, strong academic approach, caring pastoral system and the opportunity to develop employment related and leadership skills, we strongly believe that our students will be fully equipped to successfully compete for places in Higher/Further Education or the increasingly competitive job market.
The NUAST staff team is dedicated to ensuring that our strong and caring pastoral system encourages and supports our students to access the excellent specialised facilities and the unique opportunities available at NUAST to ensure their success. Through hard work and effective support, all students will be able to take their place in society as well rounded and well-educated citizens.Robert White BEd (Hons) PGDEPrincipal
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 7, 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.
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.
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.