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


    Our first team to qualify through to the finals!

    Well done to the hard-working Y7 Netball Team who came 2nd in their Central Venue Netball League to progress through to the finals on 14th March, at West Bridgford School!

    They have some very fierce competition to face at the finals, but have beat some very fierce competition to get here and are our school's first team to reach the finals...EVER!

    Well done, girls!!

    Posted 06/02/2018 by Physical Education

  • Victory at the Urban Debate League

    Our first debate competition

    Tonight the debate mate enrichment group attended their first urban debate league. We joined four other schools, Nottingham Girls Academy, Frederick Gent, Red Hill Academy and Bramcote College. We debated against Nottingham Girls Academy twice. The first motion was "this house will ban advertising aimed at under 16's". We argued against this motion and won. The second debate was "this house will allow police access to private data". We argued for this motion. The students raised some fantastic, intellectual arguments and debated skilfully. I was very proud to take them. Thank you George, No...

    Posted 30/01/2018 by Whole School - Read more

  • Tickets now available - the great big dance-off east midlands final 2018

    Come and support the girls in their regional final of the Great Big Dance Off

    Tickets are now available, following the link below, for the

    • Secondary heat of TGBDO
    • Nottingham Albert Hall
    • Mon 5th March at 6pm


    Posted 25/01/2018 by Physical Education

  • Year 10 netballers make us proud!

    An unbelievable transformation!

    I had another 'proud moments as a PE Teacher' to add to my list, when I took the Year 10 Netball Team to their Central Venue tournament, at Emmanuel school, last night.

    These girls have transformed in to wonderful Netballers through their commitment to Netball Team Enrichment this year and I was absolutely beaming with pride after watching their first of 4 games.

    The defence has tightened, the shooters were split landing and stepping shooting, the centre passes were accurate and fluent and our ability to get free from opponents to receive passes or make interceptions were nothing shor...

    Posted 25/01/2018 by Physical Education - Read more

  • We've made the Regional Finals of The Great Big Dance-Off AGAIN!

    Nottingham Albert Hall...Here we come!

    Congratulations to the KS3 Dancers who have made it through to the Regional Finals of The Great Big Dance-Off!

    This year's piece is about young people's struggle with the stigma of having and discussing Mental Health issues. It is VERY different to last year's piece, to prove that we are not one-trick ponies! Wish us luck for the Finals on 5th March!

    Tickets available soon - keep your eyes peeled for more information

    Posted 18/01/2018 by Physical Education

  • City Schools' Cross Country Finals - HUGE SUCCESS

    Notable performances and a great group effort!

    Well done to our hardcore X Country runners who raced in the City Schools' Finals at Wollaton Hall this week. Some outstanding performances and a continuation of the commendable effort these students have shown over the Cross Country season!

    Extra special mention to Finlay Wilson who came 4th in the whole of the City, as well as Sophie Wyeld (who came 9th out of the City) and Molly Doran (who came 3rd out of the City and brought back a bronze medal!) and all qualify for the County Finals on Saturday 3rd February, at Wollaton Hall.

    Posted 12/01/2018 by Physical Education

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