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 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):


  • Haydn Road Traffic Calming Measures

    Haydn Road Closure

    The Nottingham City Council are in the process of organising traffic calming measures along Haydn Road and works will commence Monday 16 March.

    The following Monday 23 March there will be a road closure in place for up to four weeks between Warren Avenue and Moores Place (near Langdon Close) and this temporary closure will move with the works along Haydn Road.

    This is all the information we have been provided with at this stage, however the City Council have advised they will be sending us more information and as soon as we receive it we will place it on our website.


    Posted 27/02/2015 by Whole School - Read more

  • Walesby Kit List and Parents Evening Letters handed out to students today

    Make sure you check your child's school bag for further information

    Posted 25/02/2015 by Whole School

  • 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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Latest Tweets

  • 26th Feb 2015: Good Luck to our Girls Netball Team and Boys Football Team who are playing matches against Toot Hill School Year 7's this afternoon.
  • 25th Feb 2015: Walesby Kit List and Parents Evening letters handed out to students today. Check their school bags and our website for further information.
  • 23rd Feb 2015: Have you ever taken a retrograde step? Word of the week: retrograde...
  • 23rd Feb 2015: An excellent start to the new half term. Year 7 are really focused - well done.
  • 13th Feb 2015: Year 7 agree that A Midsummer Night's Dream is the quintessential Shakespearean play. Which word is word of the week...?


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