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

  • Mindfulness Week

    Students take part in a serious of activities which help them to cope with stress and anxiety

    With assessment week looming (11th January 2016), we are very much aware of how much stress and anxiety this causes for some of our students.  Therefore, we felt that it was important that students were provided with a series of activities which they could use to cope with stress and anxiety not just for the assessment week but something which they could use in everyday life.

    Students took part in food tasting which allowed them to focus on concentration on small things, meditation which showed them how to breathe in a relaxing way, yoga to focus on their physical body and listening to c...

    Posted 10/01/2016 by Whole School - Read more

  • Children in Need

    Friday 13 November

    • Students to come in pyjamas or onesies (or non uniform) and pay £1
    • Bring some cakes for bake sale if possible
    • Bring some money (optional) to take part in some fund raising events during the day, including guess the number of sweets in the jar, name the minion, bake sale and throwing wet sponges at some teachers!

    Posted 10/11/2015 by Whole School

  • Room Changes

    A new half term, a new rotation

    Having completed our first half term in Design and Enterprise (DE), all classes will now be moving into their second rotation. Miss Cockayne’s classes are now studying Resistant Materials or Graphics and Mrs Harnan’s classes are now studying Food Technology. Students in Mrs Harnan’s classes should arrive to practical lessons with a suitable container to take their food home in.

    Posted 09/11/2015 by Design Technology & Enterprise

  • Gold Coin Awards

    Gold coin awards for continued effort and fantastic attitude in Design and Enterprise

    The following students have been awarded a gold coin for their continued effort and attitude in DE, A big well done!

    James Mottram

    Ava Wapplington

    Hattie Edwards

    Madeleine Baish

    Amelie Borghi

    Harriet Lancley

    Dawud Hussain

    Anton Boughton

    Reiner Sabbarwal

    Gabby Pennant

    Posted 09/11/2015 by Design Technology & Enterprise

  • Year 7/8 Netball fixture against Djanogly

    What a tight game!

    It was the first fixture of the season and the year 7/8 team played against Djanogly for the first time.  It was a really close game and unfortunately we lost 2-1 however, the girls played extremely and showed excellent spirit.  The player of the match as voted by Mrs Gray was Sophie Noseley.

    Posted 09/11/2015 by Whole School

  • Science Competition

    Calling all budding science writers at Nottingham Free School

    Pupils at Nottingham Free School have the chance to enter the 2015 Henry Kitchner Prize for scientific writing. This Competition is open to all people in the UK under the age of 18, with a top prize of £500!

    Pupils are required to write a 1500 word essay with the title 'In light of how our diet has changed over the last century, how does nutrition affect the developing brain?' All essays have to be with Mrs Douglas by Friday 6th November so she can check them before the 9th November deadline. 

    Full details at www.ifbb.org.uk/essay and last year's prize winning essays can be found at w...

    Posted 21/10/2015 by Science - Read more

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