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

  • Year 7 and 8 Science club

    Extracting DNA

    This term, our year 7 and 8 Science club students have been learning about DNA and where it is found. They even had a go at extracting DNA from a kiwi fruit! They are having a BLAST whilst learning about Science incorporated with Technology, Engineering and Maths.

    Posted 11/12/2017 by Science

  • Year 10 biology

    Heart dissection

    Our Year 10 Biology students have been getting stuck in with some heart dissections. This is a great way for them to learn about the structure of the heart and how it works in preparation for their GCSE assessments in January.

    Posted 11/12/2017 by Science

  • Cross Country...in the SNOW!

    3/3 Nottinghamshire Schools' Cross Country Events Finished with SNOW!

    Well done to all of our resilient runners who made the final instalment of this year's Berry Hill Park meets...and to all the parents who hung-around even thought the cafe was closed!!!

    The students battled well to earn excellent results and make vast improvements to their individual standings.

    We had a mixed turnout this year and whilst we had a number of indidivuals from each year group, it was only the Y8/9 boys who managed to front a full team and narrowly missed out on 3rd place!

    Special congratulations to Molly Doran (Y10) who has qualified 3rd in all of the Year 10 & Year 11...

    Posted 11/12/2017 by Physical Education - Read more

  • Maths Challenge Preperation

    Next term sees the start of the preparation in the maths department for this year's UKMT challenges.

    Students have already opted for the maths enrichment and this will be the basis in forming our schools team for the regional finals of the UKMT Team Maths Challenge on Wednesday 21st March. This challenge will be entered by a team of 4 year 8's and 9's and requires students to tackle a variety of timed, competitive and engaging mathematical activities while developing teamwork and communication skills, such as a group round, cross number, shuttle and team relay; why not try the problem above taken from the group round? After this there will be the opportunity for our top 40 students from ea...

    Posted 11/12/2017 by Mathematics - Read more

  • Y10 York Visit

    Philosophy and ethics visit places of worship in York

    We have just returned from a fantastic visit to York. Y10 philosophy and ethics students visited York Minster on 6th December. We were welcomed at their Holy Communion service at 12:30 and then had a really informative tour from Jeremy and Timo about the Minster and it’s history. We also visited the York Christmas market among other shops including the new Harry Potter shop! The next day we visited York Central Mosque. We were welcomed by the Iman Adid Salik to their new building. We received a really interesting and and thought provoking talk and the students had a great opportunity to ask...

    Posted 07/12/2017 by Whole School - Read more

  • Christmas concert at NFS!

    Come and support the talent at NFS.

    On Thursday 14th December, we will be hosting first concert of the academic year. There will be musical acts as well as the drama enrichment group and the LAMDA enrichment group who will be performing in the concert. Please come and support the pupils who have worked very hard in preparation for the event! Tickets are available from reception!

    Posted 06/12/2017 by Music

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