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.

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.

Latest News and Tweets

  • Uniform Shop

    Thursday 27 August 1pm - 4pm

    The uniform shop will be taking place in the Courtaulds offices, please enter the main Courtaulds entrance which is to the left of the school main door as you are looking at the building.

    Posted 14/07/2015 by Whole School

  • Back to School

    School Autumn Term September 2015

    Students return to school on Thursday 3 September 2015.


    Posted 02/07/2015 by Whole School

  • UKMT Maths Challenge Success

    9 Students gain certificates!

    On the 30th April 2015 40 students from 7a and 7b took part in the UKMT Junior Maths Challenge, aimed at years 7 and 8 students. This involved answering 25 multiple choice questions within 1 hour. The questions were not your standard maths exam questions but instead intended to stimulate interest in maths and to get students thinking a little differently.

    We were delighted to find out that the following 9 students gained a certificate this year:

    • Gold Certficate - Khulh Elgareidi
    • Silver Certificate - Jack Rowley
    • Bronze Certificate - Nasua Iyamah-Arbouin, Sophie Hayes, Molly Dora...

    Posted 31/05/2015 by Mathematics - Read more

  • Amazing History Homework!

    Tudor religious rollercoasters

    Students were asked to create a religious rollercoaster to summarise the religious changes made by the different monarchs during the Tudor period. Well done for these fantastic pieces of work.

    Posted 07/05/2015 by Humanities

  • 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

  • The Nottingham Actors Studio Workshops

    The Nottingham Acting Studio will be visiting the school to run drama workshops with all students.

    On the 24th of February The Nottingham Actors Studio will be visiting the school to run drama workshops with all students. This is a fantastic and exciting opportunity for all students to engage further with the subject of drama and work with external professionals. 

    Please visit the link below to find out more information about the company.


    Posted 10/02/2015 by Drama

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