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

  • Anti-bullying Week: All Different, All Equal

    A week of highlighting how different we all are

    To bring anti-bullying week to the forefront of everybody's minds, the whole school celebrated a range of diverse people. The student council led an assembly on why the week was so important and how we can support our school community, departments highlighted key individuals within their subject areas and the discrimination they faced as individuals and everyone celebrated diversity by wearing odd socks!

    It was a great week and our next steps is to enlist students to become Anti-Bullying Ambassadors who will keep this important issue thriving in our community.

    Posted 21/11/2017 by Whole School

  • Children in Need!

    Students had a great day raising money for Children in Need!

    On Friday, our students came to school in non-uniform to raise money for Children in Need. They also took part in various fundraisers such as guess the sweets in the jar and guess the name of the teddy. Overall, we managed to raise an amazing £407.58 so a massive well done to everyone!

    Posted 21/11/2017 by English

  • PSHE Topic: Misogyny

    Year 10 learn how to make a change

    Year 10 have been brilliant during this term as they have learned about misogyny within our society. They have been looking at lyrics within popular music, images in the media as well as language used everyday and have realised that misogyny is still deeply embedded in our culture. They have learned that misogyny doesn't just affect girls but also puts expectations on how boys are expected to behave. They are now more aware of their actions and sayings to make a change for the better for a more equal society for women and men.

    Posted 21/11/2017 by PSHE

  • Our X Country Vests Make Their 1st Public Appearance :)

    Nottinghamshire Schools Cross Country, Sat 18th November 2017

    Well done to all students who braved the 2nd Nottinghamshire Schools Cross Country Event, this Saturday and an extra welcome to Eloise and Aimee (Y7) who are our newest recruits! Particular mention to Aimee who stormed her way past 22 of the County's best runners in her 1st appearance!

    Notable performances are Finlay Wilson and Molly Doran, who both came 7th in the County in their respective races - outstanding performances from them both!

    We are still short of a number of students this year to make full teams, so if anyone would like to run the final race on Sat 9th December, please ...

    Posted 20/11/2017 by Physical Education - Read more

  • Year 9 in rehearsal

    Macbeth

    The Year 9 GCSE group are hard at work rehearsing for their upcoming assessment performance of Macbeth, which will be shown to an audience of our Y8 students in December. Keep up the hard work Year 9! 'Be not afraid of greatness!'

    Posted 16/11/2017 by Drama

  • Year 9 Spanish speaking assessments

    Some promising performances from Year 9 Spanish students today in their speaking assessments

    Today, most of year 9 did their Spanish speaking assessments, which were the first GCSE practice assessments they have done in Spanish. We are really impressed with how well most students prepared for the assessments and there have been some outstanding results seen today. A huge well done for their commitment and preparation; and thank you also to parents and carers for your support in helping our students do well.

    Posted 16/11/2017 by Modern Foreign Languages

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