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

  • Brilliant Books

    'Brilliant Books' have another fantastic term of activities planned for some of our budding writers.

    We all know that books are brilliant – all staff and students read at NFS on a daily basis – but nowhere is this more obvious than during one of our weekly enrichment activities. During ‘Brilliant Books’, a group of year 7 pupils are visited by a different guest each week who talks to them about their career and why reading is important to them on a personal and professional level. Guests recently have included local MP Chris Leslie, ex-professional footballer Tony Lormor and Dr Paul Beardsley, a principal research scientist from Disney’s research laboratories in Zurich.

    In addition to...

    Posted 19/05/2017 by Whole School - Read more

  • Our 1st Nottingham City Schools' Athletics Championships!

    30 strong team heads to Harvey Hadden to take-on Nottingham City Schools

    Congratulations to the 30 Y8/9 students who participated in this year's Nottingham City Schools Athletics Championships at Harvey Hadden, last week.

    Students really worked hard for the school by some even participating in events they had never tried before, just to try to earn the school some points!

    We came 8th / 12 in the junior girls category and 7th / 12 in the junior boys category, which is pretty impressive for our 1st year!

    Next year, I have no doubt our positioning will massively improve, especially with notable performances such as Isaac Hayes' Long Jump.

    Well done, al...

    Posted 15/05/2017 by Physical Education - Read more

  • Our First Duke of Edinburgh Trip

    Duke of Edinburgh Teaching Weekend 13th-14th May

    We did it! We have just returned from our first Duke of Edinburgh trip. Last weekend we visited Leicestershire and camped at Beaumanor Hall. Students worked with Karos Adventure staff in preparation for their Bronze award expedition that they will complete in July. Students learnt how to put up their tents, navigate using a compass, read a map and cook their own food safely. They did a great job but I am very glad that Mrs Dunthorne and Mrs Brown made the staff dinner and I didn't have to eat super noodles! We are now all looking forward to the practice expedition in the White Peak on 1st -...

    Posted 15/05/2017 by Whole School - Read more

  • Spring Showcase!!

    Well done to all performers!

    The Spring Showcase took place this week at NFS. Pupils had volunteered their time to showcase their musical talents in front of other pupils, parents and staff. There was a variety of instruments including vocals, guitar, flute and clarinet. There was also some a cappella groups who performed for the first time! Overall, it was a great night and I am looking forward to the Summer Showcase! Well done to everyone who took part and performed!!

    Posted 28/04/2017 by Music

  • 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

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