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.

Welcome to Nottingham Free School

A New Community School

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.

Nottingham Free School is a specialist in Science and the Creative Arts and as the year progresses students will experience a range of enrichment activities in these areas.

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.

Phase One of the build, which we currently occupy, includes modern, spacious teaching rooms, science facilities, sports pitches and the introduction of iPads for every student.

Phase Two of the build commences in April 2015 and will continue to develop the site over the next year, readying the school for the 700 students who will eventually be housed in the building.

Please click here for more detailed information on the future building works.


  • Haydn Road Road Safety & Surface Water Management

    Works Update

    Nottingham City Council is proud to be investing in our neighborhood to improve road safety and surface water management. The improvements began on 16th March and are expected to last for a total of approximately 8 weeks.

    The works to date;

    • Improved crossing location across Quorn Road including additional gullies.
    • Provision of smaller radii at the junction of Quorn Road to promote slower entry speeds.
    • Splitter islsnds have been constructed to narrow the carriageway to promote slower speeds as well as providing protection for cyclists around the bend.
    • Junction build-outs at Wa...

    Posted 14/04/2015 by Whole School - Read more

  • New Extra Curricular Activities

    Starting this week

    Students will be enjoying Zumba, Bikeability, Reading Club, Girl Power, Summer Sports,Rock Band Training, Sherwood Arts and Textiles as well as continuing with the Drama and LAMDA clubs.

    Posted 14/04/2015 by Whole School

  • Parents Forum


    Our next 'Parent Forum' is on Monday 20 April discussing the topic of E-Safety. A letter has been sent home with the details which can also be found under Letters to Parents. If you would like to attend please let us know by returning the reply slip or emailing us at

    Posted 13/04/2015 by Whole School

  • Fantastic Work In Drama Workshops

    All students took part in the drama workshops provided by The Nottingham Actors Studio today.

    All students were a credit to the school showcasing excellent attitude as well as excellent acting potential. The workshops provided the students with an opportuity to have fun and showcase their acting potential.

    Students will have recieved a letter from the Nottinghams Actors Studio.

    If they wish to attend one of the auditions then please visit the Notiingham Actors Studio  website for more information, the link is provided below.

    Posted 24/02/2015 by Drama

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Latest Tweets

  • 14th Apr 2015: Fantastic examples of group work this morning in English, drama and design & enterprise. Well done year 7!
  • 14th Apr 2015: Phase 2 building has begun! Excellent assembly from @GFTomlinson yesterday about keeping safe. Thank you.
  • 27th Mar 2015: Amazing food tasting in Spanish today accompanied by some excellent language skills - well done year 7 #delicioustapas
  • 27th Mar 2015: Looking forward to our achievement assembly today. What a fantastic term year 7 have had. Who will get a 'good egg' award for being kind?
  • 25th Mar 2015: Our new summer term school dinner menus are on our website. They look delicious and we can't wait to try them!


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