Welcome to
Nottingham Free School

Nottingham Free School is a new secondary school serving the communities of Sherwood, Carrington, Mapperley Park, Woodthorpe and Mapperley.

The school is located in the Courtaulds building on Haydn Road and initially opened in September 2014 for Year Seven students.

To find out more about Nottingham Free School and the exciting opportunities it can offer your child explore our website or get in touch.

"Nottingham Free School is the direct result of parental demand for a local school in the Sherwood area. Over the last two years parents and staff have worked tirelessly to make this school a reality, and I am now proud to welcome you to our new community school.

As a new school, we have been able to shape our curriculum to meet the needs of the local students we serve. NFS delivers a traditional academic curriculum but combines this with an extended school day allowing students to engage in a rich variety of extra curricular activities.

I invite any potential parents and students to come and visit us and find out just why Nottingham Free School is the right choice for your child."

Jenny Brown BSc(Hons) PGCE NPQHHead of School

Latest News and Tweets

  • Student Council Appointments

    Congratulations to our new Student Council members!

    We have just appointed four of the key roles in our Student Council. All of the candidates applied by letter and then were interviewed by a student and staff panel. They did incredibly well and demonstrated many skills which will help them in later life and future careers, for example, confidence, communication and organisation. Well done to Luc Haynes Holloway who was appointed Chair, Millie Oakley for her appointment as Vice-Chair and also to Sophie Wyeld for becoming Secretary and to Archie Griffiths for being made Treasurer.

    Posted 19/10/2017 by English

  • Year 9's Paintings

    Responses to artist Robert Kushner

    Year 9 have been working hard the last couple of weeks on some paintings of natural form in the style of Robert Kushner. Robert Kushner is a contemporary artist who creates fantastic and detailed paintings on a collaged background. The year nines have created some impressive results.

    Posted 19/10/2017 by Art

  • BIN IT!

    Year 7 & 8 watch a Bin It! performance

    The Years 7 and 8 had a good afternoon today watching the Bin It! team's fantastic performance all about keeping our community clean. Bin it! taught the pupils what keeping our community clean would mean for them and why it's important. The performance was interactive and fun and the pupils seemed to really enjoy it. Thank you Bin It! please come and see us again soon!

    Posted 19/10/2017 by PSHE

  • Year 10 get monoprinting!

    Responses to Lionel Smit

    Year 10 got creative and a bit messy today creating some expressive responses to contemporary artist Lionel Smit who creates colourful portraiture pieces. They did really well and the results were brilliant!

    Posted 18/10/2017 by Art

  • The Art Enrichment Group get creative with wire!

    Wire Insects

    The creative art enrichment group have been busy this half term creating some brilliant wire insects in response to the work of contemporary artist Joel Armstrong. This required a lot of skill as pupils had to think three dimensionally to create a body structure for their piece. Then some pupils chose to make their insects brightly coloured by adding layers of tissue paper and PVA glue. They did really well and some of these will certainly be selected for our big art exhibition in the summer!

    Posted 16/10/2017 by Art

  • Y7 Swimmers Can Crawl......!

    Year 7 Girls' Handy Tips for a Good Front Crawl

    The Year 7 girls have been swimming at Djanogly Swimming Pool this half term and have put together some top tips for a front crawl!

    Posted 16/10/2017 by Physical Education

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