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

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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  • Careers and Employability

    Parent forum meeting to discuss the changing landscape of employment and how we prepare students

    We were delighted to welcome a number of parents to our Parent Forum session on Wednesday 22nd February. The session focussed on the changing landscape of employment and the work that is being done here at Nottingham Free School to ensure that students are best prepared for the world of work. If you were unable to attend the session, the PowerPoint presentation can be found on the Parent Forum link of the website.

    Posted 23/02/2017 by Whole School

  • Intermediate Maths Challenge

    Year 9 feel the challenge!

    Nottingham Free School's year 9's joined the 2017 Intermediate Maths Challenge last week. This national competition is great for stretching our most able and is packed full of problem solving style questions designed to promote logical thinking. We are looking forward to the results!

    Try out a question below:

    Q) Two brothers and three sisters form a single line for a photograph. The two boys refuse to stand next to each other.

    How many different line-ups are possible? A) 24 B)36 C) 60 D) 72 E)120

    Posted 10/02/2017 by Whole School

  • Year 9 to take part in GCHQ challenge

    Only 10 per cent of the global cyber workforce are female

    Girls at Nottingham Free School are getting a taste of what it would be like to be a part of the GCHQ (Government Communications Headquarters). They will be taking part in the CyberFirst Girls Competition, an event aimed at encouraging young girls to consider a career in cyber security.

    The competition is open to teams of four, aged 13-15, and will take place in two parts. The first part will be online, where they will need to take part in a set of online challenges covering four main cyber security topics.

    If they make it through as one of the top ten teams they will then get the opp...

    Posted 08/02/2017 by Whole School - Read more

  • Students try Adapted Sports....this week is VI Football!

    PE Curriculum Expands to Include Adapted Sports!

    This week the Y7 girls have experienced VI (Visually Impaired) Football and will be playing Boccia next week.

    This involved acquiring communication, navigation and motor skills for students to experience what it would be like to play an adapted version of Association Football. The girls donned blindfolds and tried to pass, dribble and shoot using the bell ball...some with more success than others!

    All students admitted to feeling a new empathy and massive appreciation for the skill required to play visually impaired Football.

    Posted 03/02/2017 by Physical Education

  • Holocaust Memorial Day

    Live Survivor's Testimony

    The Y9 GCSE Philosophy and Ethics classes had the privilege of listening to a Holocaust survivor's testimony on Friday 27th January. Mala Tribich spoke for an hour about her experience as a Jew before and during, the second world war until her liberation at Bergen- Belsen. It was a really moving and humbling experience and we are very grateful to the Holocaust Memorial Trust for organising this live webcast. It was broadcast across 500 schools and we were so pleased that one of our questions was answered by Mala. You can read more about Mala using the following link.


    Posted 03/02/2017 by Humanities - Read more

  • Bake Off star at the Nottingham Free School

    Congratulations to Jenna!

    Nottingham Free School is proud to have a famous baker at the school. Jenna, in year 7, managed to bake her way to the semi-finals of the latest Junior Great British Bake off.

    After wowing the judges at her audition with her pinwheel pastries and checkerboard cake, Jenna secured her place on the popular television programme alongside other talented contestants.

    Jenna and her mum travelled down to London earlier last year, ready to take part in the first round. Alongside three other eager bakers, she battled to impress the judges including 2015's Great British Bake Off winner, Nadiya H...

    Posted 02/02/2017 by Whole School - Read more

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