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, come and visit us at one of our Year Six Open Evenings 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 are excited to announce that we have moved into our exciting new school housed in the Courtaulds building on Haydn Road.

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

Below are some images of the school (click for large versions):

Latest Tweets

  • 2nd Oct 2014: Student council & tutor reps have just been elected. What a fantastic set of young leaders. Today the Free School, tomorrow parliament...
  • 2nd Oct 2014: Well done to the boys football team who played their first match this week.
  • 1st Oct 2014: Stunning speeches by our potential student councillors today. What a confident group of young leaders we have. We're all very proud of them!
  • 29th Sep 2014: A huge well done to the student charity team for raising £81.73 at the Macmillan coffee morning on Friday.
  • 27th Sep 2014: Had the first Year 6 open evening on Thursday. Great atmosphere, lots of activities. Thank you to everyone who came to see our new school.


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