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

  • 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

  • Get curious!

    We are trying to encourage all of our students to be curious to push them out of their comfort zone.

    The Curiosity Challenge is back and we are expecting as many students as possible to get involved.

    Students have until Friday 2nd December 2016, to complete one of the following Philosophy and Ethics challenges:

    Year 7

    How can there be a God when there is so much evil in the world? Research and present a theodicy (way of explaining God) in the face of evil.

    Year 8

    “True equality can never be achieved” Do you agree? Try to consider more than one point of view.

    Year 9

    “It is not possible to believe in predestination and free will” Do you agree? Try to consider more than ...

    Posted 21/11/2016 by Whole School - Read more

  • We are Y9 Indoor Cricket City Champions!

    Mr Coppack's Y9 boys bag a win at Bar Lane!

    Congratulations to the Year 9 boys' Cricket team who are now the Indoor Cricket League champions for Nottingham CIty.

    They bowled-over their opposition in what was a tough battle. Superb effort all round and another well deserved win for Nottingham Free School.

    Posted 18/11/2016 by Physical Education

  • Children in Need

    Raising money for Children in Need

    In order to raise money for Children in Need there will be a non-unform day at school this Friday 18th November for a £1 donation.

    Students are encouraged to wear something blue to support national anti-bullying week this week, however can also come in fancy dress if they would prefer. At the request of students, staff will be donning Nottingham Free School student uniforms!

    There will be activities throughout the day including guess the number of sweets in the jar, guess the name of the cuddly toy and beat the teacher goalkeeper for 20p a go; so students may wish to bring a little ex...

    Posted 15/11/2016 by Whole School - Read more

  • Y9 Netballers head for the U14 County Tournament!

    Project Netball CONTINUES!

    The U14 Netball team got in their new shiny minibus and headed to Emmanuel School on a very cold November Tuesday, to put their skills to work against the best schools in the county.

    As a new and evolving team, we knew this would be a difficult test for us but we showed-up and put in a valiant effort as we started to fit students in to more suitable playing positions and even found a space for our newest recruit; Millie Oakley!

    The girls were an excellent representation of the school's motto by both working hard and being kind, but unfortunately it was the latter that was our undoing!...

    Posted 11/11/2016 by Physical Education - Read more

  • THERE'S BEEN A MURDER IN PE! .......Well, kind of!


    On Tuesday students may have heard the noise of police sirens and seen the barrier tape at the door of 0.26!

    GCSE PE students entered their lesson to find out what happened to the last student who didn't revise for assessment week for Mrs Singleton-Jones' GCSE PE exam!

    Students had to help the forensic investigator with advising them about the muscles, bones, movements, levers and muscle actions, which had resulted in the body's position on the floor.

    Well done to Team Agonist for winning this part of the revision competition!

    Posted 11/11/2016 by Physical Education

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