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

  • Nottingham Free School has Musical Talent!

    Q&A with our talented year 8s

    Two students at Nottingham Free School have beaten 19 other contestants to win Nottingham’s Sing City 2016 event. Ellie in year 7 and Matthew in year 8, battled it out against other singers aged 11-19 to win the opportunity to sing at the Nottingham Albert Hall.

    After making their way through several heats and auditions, Ellie and Matthew both won in their age category and then got to sing with two winners from the older category in front of up to 700 people in the magnificent Albert Hall.

    Ellie Said “It was my mum that encouraged me to enter. I really didn’t think I’d win. The whole ...

    Posted 09/04/2017 by Music - Read more

  • Big Sing 2017!

    Congratulations 7A!!

    Yesterday, Y7's and 8 took place in Big Sing 2017! For the past few weeks, each class has been preparing their song to perform in front of both year groups. The three judges were looking for overall effort and accuracy in their performance and they were also looking for the individual star singer of each class! After a very competitive event, all groups performed amazingly but it was 7A who lifted the trophy with their performance of 'Just Like Fire.' Congratulations 7A, and well done to all those who performed!

    Individual Star Winners -

    7A - Thomas Scotney, 7B - Joshua Pryer, 7C - D...

    Posted 31/03/2017 by Music - Read more

  • Y8 Author Visit!

    Local author Stephan Collishaw visits Nottingham Free School

    Year 8 enjoyed a visit from local author, Stephan Collishaw, this morning, who spoke to them about his latest novel, The Song of the Stork, and some of the background to it. He also took questions from the students and was very impressed with their ideas and participation. Hopefully, some of our students have been inspired to become a writer! Thank you, Stephan, for an excellent session.

    Posted 31/03/2017 by English

  • Employability is a key focus at Nottingham Free School

    Scheme launched throughout school.​

    Nottingham Free School is continuing to ensure that employability skills are at the heart of the school’s enrichment programme.

    The Local Enterprise Partnership for Derby, Derbyshire, Nottingham and Nottinghamshire, D2N2 has recognised the key skills wanted by employers. As a result, Nottingham Free School is basing all KS3 and KS4 enrichment on this to ensure that students are as employable as possible when they leave school.

    Head of School, Mrs Brown said: “It’s about developing the wider skills needed at interview and within the job role itself. We want to ensure that all students ...

    Posted 30/03/2017 by Whole School - Read more

  • Drama Enrichment


    Well done to all who have participated in this term's Drama Enrichment. The students have done fantastically well, learning the story of and performing scenes from William Shakespeare's 'Macbeth.' It has been great to work with you in rehearsals and hear you begin to master some of those tricky Shakespearean words. A huge well done to you all!

    Posted 29/03/2017 by Drama

  • Gold Coins

    Fantastic work from the following students this half term! Well done and keep up the hard work!

    Year 7: Charlene Nange-Nkome-Ntungwa, Ethan Wyeld, George Rhodes, Lee Mohammedi and Mariya Akbar.

    Year 8: Cariad Hargan-Hughes, Noah Coates-Gill, Alekss Patjukovs, Gurkirpa Singh and Amelie Borghi.

    Year 9: Jessica Richards, Larysa Hayes, Ben Camac, Awais Akhtar and Sohail Hussain.

    Posted 28/03/2017 by Drama

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