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School NameNottingham Free School
Postal addressThe Courtaulds Building
290 Haydn Road
Nottingham
NG5 1EB
Telephone No.0115 896 4949
Enquiries contact nameMiss J Dunthorne
Name of Head of School / PrincipalMrs Jenny Brown
Name of Executive HeadteacherMr John Tomasevic
Name of the Chair of the Local Governing BodyMr K. Ghattaora
Name of SENDCoMrs Jodie Harnan
Admissions arrangements (Current Academic Year)Admission Arrangements for 2016/17
Admissions arrangements (Next Academic Year)Admissions arrangements for 2017/18
Exclusions arrangementsWe reserve the right to use exclusion from school on either a fixed-term or permanent basis. Decisions to apply this sanction rest with the Executive Headteacher and Head of School. Exclusion is a serious sanction and must be reasonable and proportionate. Careful consideration must be given to the nature of the incident and full account taken of the student’s age, any special educational needs or disability they may have and any religious requirements affecting them. The indicative sanctions table indicates the type of incident that might warrant exclusion, but the list within the table is not exhaustive. Reintegration meetings should always follow a period of fixed term-exclusion.

Information regarding exclusions is contained within our Behaviour Policy provided as a linked document.
Most recent OFSTED reportThe school does not currently have an Ofsted rating.

KS4 results

Progress 8 scoreWe currently do not have KS4 outcomes data. Our first set of results will be published in August 2019

Parents and other members of the public can find out more about the curriculum we offer by visiting our Curriculum page.

KS3

Curriculum contentThe following subjects are studied in years 7 & 8. The number of lessons per week are shown in brackets.
English (6)
Mathematics (5)
Science (6)
History (2)
Geography (2)
Spanish (4)
R.E. / Philosophy & Ethics (1)
Physical Education (PE) (3)
PSHCE (Personal, Social, Health and Citizenship Education) (1)
Art (2)
Music (2)
Drama (1)
Design & Enterprise (DE) (3)
Computer Science/ICT (1)

Please note that:
1 music lesson per week is an instrumental lesson where students have a split session on singing and play an instrument (either guitar or the p-bone)
1 English lesson per week delivers the LAMDA Schools Award which delivers a Level 2 qualification in Speaking and Listening to all students at the end of year 8.
1 English lesson follows the Accelerated Reader scheme; a programme designed to promote reading progress.
Curriculum approachOur curriculum covers all national curriculum subjects and delivers a broad and balanced experience for students. Options are chosen in year 8 so that all GCSE option courses begin in year 9.
The curriculum in each year group supports the delivery of social, moral, spiritual and cultural education (SMSC) as well as the promotion of British values.
Every Monday to Thursday, the longer day is used to support our compulsory study support and extra-curricular sessions. The LAMDA Schools Award is delivered during one lesson per week in years 7 & 8 and all students have one reading lesson per week during which they follow the Accelerated Reader Scheme.
Name of Curriculum LeadMrs J Brown

KS4

GCSE QualificationsStudents begin their key stage 4 curriculum in year 9 giving them three years to study their option subjects. An EBacc curriculum is available to all students and a high proportion follow this pathway.
The core curriculum of examined subjects is comprised of:
English Language and Literature
Mathematics
Science (Triple or Trilogy)
Philosophy and Ethics (short course)
History or Geography

The non-examined core curriculum is:
Core PE (physical education - a weekly triple lesson)
PSHCE

Students have a further three or four option subjects, all of which are GCSE's apart from one BTEC subject. The following list shows all courses offered:
Art
Computer Science
Design and Technology
Drama
Food
Geography
History
ICT (BTEC)
Music
PE
Philosophy and Ethics (long course)
Spanish

Further details and KS4 course information can be found on the following link to the school website.
Name of Curriculum LeadMrs J Brown

KS5

16-19 Qualifications on offerOur post-16 provision will begin in September 2019 and will comprise of a suite of facilitating A Level subjects. Specific curriculum details will be published nearer to that time.

Values and Ethos

Values and EthosETHOS
Nottingham Free School has a very clear and distinctive ethos. Our culture aims to develop highly aspirant students and is centred on our passionate belief that every child can succeed.

VISION
Our vision is to ensure all our students achieve a good career through university or equivalent training. Our high aspirations combine the key strands of strong achievement, employability skills and consideration towards others which is summed up in our motto 'work hard be kind. These principles, which guide our school community, enable our students to reach this goal and be well rounded citizens who are highly desired by higher education and employers.
Behaviour PolicyThe Behaviour Policy is available to download here.
Safeguarding/Child protectionThe Safeguarding/Child Protection Policy is available to download here.
Anti-bullying policyThe aim of our anti-bullying policy is to clarify for students and staff that bullying is always unacceptable. We wish to encourage an environment where independence is celebrated and individuals can flourish without fear. Every student has the right to be safe and happy, and to be protected when feeling vulnerable.

Our anti-bullying policy is contained within our Behaviour Policy which can be downloaded via the link.
Health and Safety policyThe Health and Safety Policy is available to download here.
First Aid PolicyThe First Aid Policy is available to download here.
Complaints policyThe Complaints Policy is available to download here.
Complaints receivedTo date we have received 1 formal complaint which is still in process.
SEND PolicyThe SEND Policy is available to download here.
Publication SchemeThe Trust Publication Scheme available to download here.
Charging and Remissions PolicyThe Charging and Remissions Policy is available to download here.
Pupil Premium Funding AllocationFunding is allocated for a financial year rather than a school year. Our funding is £59,270. Please see the weblink to read our website page on pupil premium which includes the impact report from 2015-16 and our strategy document for 2016-17.
Year 7 Literacy/Numeracy Catch Up Funding AllocationAs the KS2 SATs system has now changed and is not based on levels, the funding levels are likely to be based on the previous year's allocation which was approximately £5500. Please see the attached document for the impact report.

Special Education Needs (SEND) Report

SEND report for the current academic yearPlease find a downloadable copy of the Nottingham Free School SEND Report 2016

Accessibility Plan for Disabled Pupils

Accessibility Plan for Disabled PupilsPlease find a downloadable copy of the Nottingham Free School Disability Plan

Equality Objectives

Equality ObjectivesPlease find a downloadable copy of the Nottingham Free School equality objectives
Annual accountsThe Torch Academy Gateway Trust Annual Accounts are available to download here.
Business and pecuniary interestsThe Torch Academy Gateway Trust Business and Pecuniary interests are available to download here.
Governance arrangementsThe Torch Academy Gateway Trust Governance Arrangements are available to download here.
Trust annual reportThe Torch Academy Gateway Trust Annual Report is available to download here.
Memorandum and Articles of AssociationThe Torch Academy Gateway Trust Memorandum and Articles of Association are available to download here.
Funding AgreementThe Torch Academy Gateway Trust Funding Agreement are available to download here.

School Governor Information

Names of Governors of the Local Governing BodyMr K. Ghattaora
Mrs L. Spencer Arnell
Mr N. Rakaar
Mr A. Sharif
Mrs K. Wyeld
Mrs J. Brown
Miss J. Dunthorne
Mrs J. Harnan

Please see the attached document for full details of governors and their attendance to meetings
Business InterestsThe Business Interests of the school's Local Governing Body are available to download here.
Financial InterestsThe Financial Interests of the school's Local Governing Body are available to download here.
Governance roles in other schoolsThe Governance roles in other schools are available to download here.
Structure and responsibilitiesThe Structure and Responsibilities of the school Local Governing Bodies are available to download here.

Trust Governor Information

Names of Trustees/DirectorsMr John Mills (Chair)
Albert Woods OBE
Mr John Tomasevic
Mr David Hooker
Mr Ash Rahman
Mr Chris James
Prof Christine Hall
Mr Alan Goddard
Mrs Janice White
Mrs Sylvia Macdougall
Mr Richard Flewitt
Mr Kul Ghattaora
Mr Michael Auty QC

Full information on members and trustees can be found in the Annual report; the relevant section is also linked here.
Names of Members of the Academy TrustMr Peter Waterland
Mr Ponniah Chandrakumar
Mr John Mills
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Registered office address is Nova Education Trust Office (C19), The Sir Colin Campbell Building, The University Of Nottingham, Triumph Road, Nottingham, England, NG7 2TU.

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