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
Head of School

Buildings Update

We moved into our exciting new school housed in the Courtaulds building on Haydn Road on 1st September 2014.

Internal renovation began in April 2015 and was fully completed in December 2015 readying the school for the 600 students who will eventually be housed in the building.

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Latest News and Tweets

  • Congratulations to.....

    Congratulations to Amelia Wallace and Thomas Scotney

    Amelia Wallace has recently got her black belt in kick boxing and has become the youngest person in the East Midlands with a black belt.

    Thomas Scotney has also recently achieved his black belt in Aikido.

    Well done!

    Posted 16/10/2016 by Year 7

  • Stunning GCSE work

    Year 9's art work has really impressed us!

    Year 9 have made a fantastic start to their GCSE course. The talent they are already demonstrating shows real promise for their GCSE grades. Please see our school twitter feed @nottinghamfree for some examples of their work.

    Posted 06/10/2016 by Art

  • NFS Netball BEGINS!

    Year 9s take on West Bridgford and Emmanuel in the 1st of 3 Central Venue Tournaments

    New teacher, new dresses...NEW NETBALL TEAM!

    After only a short time of practising together, the Year 9s started their Central Venue campaign against the home school, Emmanuel. The teams were very evenly matched and the sense of occasion caused an uncertain NFS team to score, but not win. If we had met this team later in the tournament, I feel sure that the result could have been very different. Arrangements have been made to play some friendlies against Emmanuel once the Central Venue Tournament is over! This will be great practise for the team.

    We then met Mrs Singleton-Jones' forme...

    Posted 05/10/2016 by Physical Education - Read more

  • Nottingham Free School Does Cross Country!

    Our 1st Entry in to Notts Schools Cross Country Competition at Berry Hill Park, Mansfield

    On Saturday 1st October, 16 students braved the Mansfield cold to represent our school in the 1st of 3 Nottinghamshire Schools Cross Country Fixtures.

    The Y7 boys fronted a strong team, which included Archie Brown, Ben Stayne, Kyle McLeod and a late but strong draft of Ethan Wyeld. The Y8/9 girls managed a full team of 8, which consisted of Keira Winter, Jasmin Samra, Izzy Asher, Liv Cushion (Y8), Molly Doran, Sophie Noseley, Shannon Birkett and Sophie Wyeld (Y9). Finally, the Y8 boys were made-up of Finlay Wilson, Harley Simpson, Harvey Neal and Alex Hale.

    All the students looked wel...

    Posted 04/10/2016 by Physical Education - Read more

  • Get Caught Reading #summer

    Where do you like to read?

    We are running our second Get Caught Reading competition over the summer! All you need to do is get a picture of you reading in a strange/funny/exotic location and e-mail it to abritten@nottinghamfreeschool.co.uk. There will be prizes! All the photos will also be made into a great display in September to help us remember our summer holidays. Have fun reading!

    Here is last year's winning photo from Aaron in Y8





    Posted 22/07/2016 by English

  • Reading Cloud

    Student reading cloud

    All students now have access to their own page on Reading Cloud, our on-line library. They can see what books we have in stock, make requests/reservations, write reviews and blogs, connect with other students and even create their own home library! Just go to www.readingcloud.net and use their own personal log in with their date of birth as their password.

    Posted 08/07/2016 by English

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