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

  • 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

  • New Curiosity Challenge

    Maths Curiosity Challenge

    This is our latest curiosity challenge aimed to stretch and challenge students:

    Curiosity Challenge Maths 2

    Posted 29/06/2016 by Whole School

  • Assessments, Pen Pals & Trip to Spain

    Spanish assessments done (phew!), pen pals connected and trip to Spain on the horizon!

    Spanish Assessments 

    Well done to all students who put so much time and effort into preparing for their Spanish assessments, especially the speaking! Not only in the run up to assessments, but throughout the year, so many students have dedicated a lot of time to Spanish vocabulary and grammar learning and this has been the key to making rapid, sustained progress in Spanish. We have seen some outstanding results in the assessments from students in Years 7 and 8 - congratulations! 

    Tips for language learning

    Language learning is not an easy task, but the most effective way to retain ...

    Posted 27/06/2016 by Modern Foreign Languages - Read more

  • Carnegie winner!

    Announced on Monday 20th June

    Some of our students who had been reading the Carnegie shortlisted books enjoyed watching the live announcement of the winner on Monday! The medal went to Sarah Crossan for her moving verse novel, One.



    Posted 23/06/2016 by English

  • Junior Maths Challenge Congratulations

    Over 30 students from NFS gain certificates.

    On 28th April 80 students from year 7 and 8 took part in the UKMT junior math challenge.

    We are pleased to announce that the following students gained certificates.

    Year 8 - Silver Certificates

    • Khulh Elgaredi 80 ( Also best in school and best in year group)
    • Danica Bowles 79
    • Molly Doran 78
    • Aamina Sharif 71
    • Sophie Hayes 71

    Year 7 - Silver Certificates

    • Alex Hale 68 (Also best in year group)
    • Solly Worth 67

    Year 8 - Bronze Certificates

    • Sophia Hollis 64
    • Jack Rowley 60
    • Haroon Malik 60
    • Nasua Iyamah 59
    • Izzy Phillips 58
    • Mitchell Riley 56
    • William...

    Posted 16/05/2016 by Mathematics - Read more

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