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.


  • Early Finishing due to Parents' Evenings

    Thursday 19 March, Tuesday 24 March and Wednesday 25 March due to our scheduled Parents Evenings

    School will be finishing at 3.30pm on these days and the school bus will be picking the students up at 3.40pm. 

    Posted 16/03/2015 by Whole School

  • Red Nose Day

    Friday 13 March

    Friday will be a dress down day for all students who for a £1 can wear anything red to school.

    There will also be a cake sale, donations will be gratefully accepted.

    Students can bring some money in to spend at break time at the cake sale.

    Posted 09/03/2015 by Whole School

  • Haydn Road - Improvement Works

    Road Safety & Surface Water Management

    Nottingham City Council is proud to be investing in our neighbourhood to improve road safety and surface water management. The improvements are due to begin on Monday 16 March for approximately 8 weeks.

    The improvements include:

    • a reduction in the speed limit from 30mph to 20mph.
    • A reduced carriage way width for two way traffic of 5.5m with no centre line.
    • Parking bays and on-carriageway cycle lanes.
    • A dedicated off-carriageway cycleway to the west of warren Avenue to Langdon Close.
    • Alterations at the Quorn Road Junction.
    • Splitter islands at the bend in the road near Quor...

    Posted 06/03/2015 by Whole School - Read more

  • Parents Evenings

    Thursday 19 March/Tuesday 24 March and Wednesday 25 March

    Our Parents Evenings will be on the following dates for the following subjects;

    Thursday 19 March, 4pm - 7pm - English, maths, science, Spanish, humanities (history, geography and Philosphy & Ethics), art & design and enterprise, music, Latin, physical education

    Tuesday 24 March, 4pm - 7pm - English, maths, science, Spanish, humanities (history, geography and philosophy & ethics), art & design and enterprise, drama

    Wednesday 25 March, 4pm - 7pm - English, maths, science, Spanish, humanities (history, geography and philosophy & ethics) art & design and enterprise

    Dates and appoin...

    Posted 05/03/2015 by Whole School - Read more

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Latest Tweets

  • 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!
  • 16th Mar 2015: Well done to all the students who helped raise a magnificent £168.89 for Comic Relief from the sale of cakes and their non uniform day!!
  • 13th Mar 2015: What a team of bakers we have! A great cake sale today for Comic Relief - well done year 7.


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