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 is due for completion in December 2015 readying the school for the 600 students who will eventually be housed in the building. The building work is phased and much of the school was completed for our current students in September 2015.

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Latest News and Tweets

  • Assessments, Pen Pals & Trip to Spain

    Spanish assessments done (phew!), pen pals connected and trip to Spain on the horizon!

    Spanish Assessments 

    Well done to all students who put so much time and effort into preparing for their Spanish assessments, especially the speaking! Not only in the run up to assessments, but throughout the year, so many students have dedicated a lot of time to Spanish vocabulary and grammar learning and this has been the key to making rapid, sustained progress in Spanish. We have seen some outstanding results in the assessments from students in Years 7 and 8 - congratulations! 

    Tips for language learning

    Language learning is not an easy task, but the most effective way to retain ...

    Posted 27/06/2016 by Modern Foreign Languages - Read more

  • Carnegie winner!

    Announced on Monday 20th June

    Some of our students who had been reading the Carnegie shortlisted books enjoyed watching the live announcement of the winner on Monday! The medal went to Sarah Crossan for her moving verse novel, One.



    Posted 23/06/2016 by English

  • Junior Maths Challenge Congratulations

    Over 30 students from NFS gain certificates.

    On 28th April 80 students from year 7 and 8 took part in the UKMT junior math challenge.

    We are pleased to announce that the following students gained certificates.

    Year 8 - Silver Certificates

    • Khulh Elgaredi 80 ( Also best in school and best in year group)
    • Danica Bowles 79
    • Molly Doran 78
    • Aamina Sharif 71
    • Sophie Hayes 71

    Year 7 - Silver Certificates

    • Alex Hale 68 (Also best in year group)
    • Solly Worth 67

    Year 8 - Bronze Certificates

    • Sophia Hollis 64
    • Jack Rowley 60
    • Haroon Malik 60
    • Nasua Iyamah 59
    • Izzy Phillips 58
    • Mitchell Riley 56
    • William...

    Posted 16/05/2016 by Mathematics - Read more

  • Beat the Street

    An exciting competition for Nottingham Free School!

    Nottingham Free School have entered an exciting competition in Nottingham which started the 27th April.  The objective of the competition is to see how far we can walk, cycle and run around Nottingham.

    Beat the Street is being delivered on behalf of the National Charity Partnership – a collaboration between Diabetes UK, the British Heart Foundation (BHF) and Tesco. The competition will run in Nottingham from 27 April – 08 June 2016.  Students score points and win prizes by walking, cycling or running from point to point and tapping a registered and activated Beat the Street RFID (Radio F...

    Posted 28/04/2016 by Whole School - Read more

  • Nottingham university visit

    NFS participates in 'Ambition Nottingham'

    A group of ten Year 7 students took part in a special day at the University of Nottingham on Monday 25th April, as part of the Ambition Nottingham scheme.  They learned all about what university life is like, from the types of study and range of courses to the extra-curricular opportunities and societies.  They also interviewed students and went on a tour of the beautiful campus.  

    Posted 28/04/2016 by Whole School

  • Carnegie Award

    Reading our way through the Carnegie shortlist!

    Many of our students are having a go at reading the eight books on the Carnegie shortlist. The prestigious Carnegie Medal is awarded every year for the best novel for children and young adults. The winner will be announced on June 20th. Here is the shortlist if you'd like to join in! My favourite so far is Fire Colour One; what's yours?

    One by Sarah Crossan

    The Lie Tree by Frances Hardinge

    There Will Be Lies by Nick Lake

    The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness

    Five Children on the Western Front by Kate Saunders

    The Ghosts of Heaven by Marcus Sedgwick

    Lies We Tell ...

    Posted 26/04/2016 by English - Read more

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