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


    Lucky schools' ballot tickets!

    We had an amazing time with 8 students who were lucky enough tot be drawn out of the hat to attend Court 1 at Wimbledon, on men's Quarter Finals Day!

    Lucky us were able to watch Marin Cilic beat Gilles Muller in a 5 set thriller, followed by the brief but great game of Djokovic vs Berdych, where Djokovic unfortunately had to retire through injury.

    Fingers crossed we will be lucky enough to get more tickets next year.

    We even got to mingle with the presenters - see our photo with John Inverdale!

    Posted 20/07/2017 by Physical Education

  • NFS Bowled over the Competition

    Year 8 Big Blast Cricket.

    Congratulations to the year 8 boys who came 2nd overall in the Big Blast City Cricket Competition at the Field of Dreams. The students made their way into the final with an impressive first leg on the 5th July 2017. Nottingham Free School won and lost one game in the final competition leaving them in 2nd place overall. All students played extremely well and left with silver medals. Cricket at Nottingham Free School has a bright future.

    Posted 20/07/2017 by Physical Education

  • NFS PE Obtain a BRONZE School Games Mark


    The PE department have been awarded the Bronze School Games mark for all of the students' participation and competition in sports during 2016-17! Well done everyone! Let's try to get that silver!

    What is the School Games Mark?

    The School Games Mark is a Government led awards scheme launched in 2012 to reward schools for their commitment to the development of competition across their school and into the community. Schools in England are able to assess themselves across bronze, silver and gold levels.

    Why should our school be bothered about this mark?

    OfSTED can use the Mark award...

    Posted 20/07/2017 by Physical Education - Read more

  • Summer Concert 2017

    Come and support the talent at NFS!

    On Wednesday 19th July, we will be hosting our third and final concert of the academic year. There will be musical acts as well as the drama 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! Refreshments will be sold during the interval and all money raised will go to the British Red Cross. Tickets are available from reception!!

    Posted 10/07/2017 by Music

  • Sherwood Arts Week

    Our First Art Exhibition

    Our first Art exhibition was a huge success with many pupils, parents and other members of the community in attendance. The pupils were really proud to show off their wonderful artwork and it was lovely to see so many people support the event. Young artists also enjoyed the opportunity to design and make their own badges which was a lot of fun.The DE department and members of staff made delicious cakes and biscuits which sold quickly and were enjoyed by all, the funds raised will go towards more easels to display even more work next year. Thank you to all those who came to support us, this ...

    Posted 06/07/2017 by Art - Read more

  • The National Finals of The Great Big Dance-Off

    Castle Theatre, Wellingborough

    After winning the regional round of The Great Big Dance Off, rehearsals were in place to work-on all of our errors in time for the National stage.

    Students put on an amazing display against specialist performing arts departments and dance academies to hold their own on at the National competition. Even though we did not place (Top 5) at the Nationals, I couldn't be more proud of them - here's to next year!

    Mrs Singleton-Jones

    Posted 04/07/2017 by Physical Education

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