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

  • Uniform Shops

    Our next uniform shops are on;

    Wednesday 31 August 10am - 3pm and

    Thursday 1 September 10am - 3pm

    Posted 15/08/2016 by Whole School

  • 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

  • End of Term Arrangements

    End of Term Arrangements

    Wednesday 20th – Friday 22nd July – Activity days.

    This year, the theme of the activity days is ‘Around the world in 3 days’. All students will take part in a variety of workshops designed to highlight how each of the subjects we study has been shaped by cultures across the world and how we celebrate diversity.

    Friday 22nd July - We will finish at an earlier time of 2pm after a whole school picnic on the field. Students who normally buy a school lunch will be able to buy picnic food, and students who usually bring a packed lunch will be able to eat this at the picnic. The school bus w...

    Posted 15/07/2016 by Whole School - Read more

  • 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

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