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

  • Coding crazy - Year 9 success at the University of Sheffield

    Year 9 girls invited to the Regional finals of a National STEM challenge

    Danice Bowles and Milly Cunningham-Siddall boarded an early morning train from Nottingham to Sheffield on Tuesday 10th January 2017. Their destination was the Diamond Building at the University of Sheffield, where they had been invited to take part in the Regional finals of a STEM competition. In June 2016, the two girls had worked alongside two students from Nottingham Academy on a STEM project and had gone on to win the Nottingham heats. They were subsequently invited to Sheffield to participate alongside 15 teams from across the whole of the East of England. The students were given an in...

    Posted 11/01/2017 by Whole School - Read more

  • Tickets NOW AVAILABLE for the Great Big Dance Off - COME AND SUPPORT US!

    The Great Big Dance Off Regional Finals, Nottingham Albert Hall, Monday 23rd January (6.30pm-8.30pm)

    Any parents/staff/students wanting to watch our dancers at the Regional Finals of The Great Big Dance Off can now buy tickets at the following address:


    ‚ÄčTickets guarantee entry but seats are not reserved.

    Posted 08/01/2017 by Physical Education

  • NFS teach the regional finals of the Great Big Dance-Off!

    NFS Dancers' Time to Shine at The Nottingham Albert Hall

    The following girls have made it through to the Regional Finals of the Great Big Dance Off! This is a national dance competition and regional qualification means that they now get to perform their dance at the Nottingham Albert Hall at the end of January! What a fantastic achievement!

    Choreography and perfecting the piece starts straight after Christmas with a short deadline of 10 school days after Christmas as the performance will be on Monday 23rd January at the Nottingham Albert Hall!

    Tickets will go on sale through the Albert Hall’s box office at some point soon, so keep your eyes...

    Posted 15/12/2016 by Physical Education - Read more

  • NFS Achieve an OUTSTANDING Result in Nottinghamshire Schools Cross Country!

    All you need is grit and determination....and we had it by the bucket load!

    Huge congratulations to the 4 Y7 Boys, 4 Y8/9 Girls and 4 Y8 Boys who showed-up to each of the 3 Nottinghamshire Schools Cross Country Competitions, this term.

    Whilst some people could not think of anything worse than running 3k and 4k Cross Country on Autumn/Winter Saturday mornings, some of our amazing students did exactly that and have achieved nothing short of an outstanding set of results to reward them for their efforts.

    I am so proud to announce the following:

    Y8 Boys - 4th

    Y8/9 Girls - 2nd

    Y7 Boys - 2nd

    Keep that Cross Country spirit alive because I'll need you all...

    Posted 12/12/2016 by Physical Education - Read more

  • Y7 Girls Bring Home the U12 Nottingham City Schools' Futsal SILVERWARE!

    2nd Place in the City Schools' U12 Futsal Competition

    MASSIVE well done to.....

    Esme Haigh-Leonard

    Lucy Petz

    Nikola Jarosz

    Gabia Petrenaite

    Tarnai Thomas-Kirk

    Daisy Harnan

    Hannah Clarkson-Webb

    Leah Iyamah-Arbouin

    Kian Horder

    Silver medal winners in the U12 Nottingham City Schools' Futsal Competition!

    Special mention to non-stop-shot-stopping from Esme Haigh-Leonard in goal and the work-horse striker that is Hannah Clarkson-Webb!

    Posted 12/12/2016 by Physical Education - Read more

  • Spring Enrichment Activities

    New options booklet available now.

    Please see the extra-curricular page for the spring term options. We have lots of exciting activities lined up. Please fill in your online forms ASAP.

    Posted 06/12/2016 by Whole School

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