Carlton le Willows Academy

Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom

Location: Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age range: 11 - 18 years

About Carlton le Willows Academy

Carlton le Willows is a forward-looking organisation which has served its community for over sixty years, with several generations of students benefiting from the high standards, warm relationships, good discipline and strong sense of purpose we offer here. 

We believe we make a positive difference to the lives of our young people and aspire daily to meet our promise to parents to provide ‘nothing but the best’. Our motto ‘Nihil Nisi Optimum’ is not just a statement of intent; it is a description of what we do. 

The school is located on an attractive 32 acre campus in Gedling, a suburb of Nottingham, about four miles from the city centre. Students are motivated and rewarding to teach and overall attainment and progress measures confirm that students really do flourish here. 

We provide a broad and balanced curriculum for all our students. We have a reputation for high achievement across all subjects, but also appreciate that not everyone can be good at everything, and provide a supportive framework that recognises each of our student’s unique abilities, ambitions and aspirations. 

Our school ethos produces students who are well rounded, kind and considerate. We encourage our young people to look outwards and develop the confidence they need to live, work and make friends anywhere in the world and they get involved in a wide range of extra-curricular activities.

The school has a good induction programme for all new staff, a commitment to continuing professional development and an excellent system for supporting trainee and newly qualified teachers. 

In 2016 Carlton le Willows formed a MAT – the Greater Nottingham Education Trust. GNET aims to build a formal union of primary and secondary schools who believe there is no barrier to what a child can achieve and who strive every single day to help children grow into truly exceptional people. We are also a strategic partner in the Redhill Teaching School Alliance.

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Address: Wood Lane, Gedling, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG4 4AA, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 115 956 5008
What people say about us

'The overall effectiveness of the sixth form is outstanding. An exceptional level of care, guidance and support provide students with a stimulating environment in which to learn and thrive'

- Ofsted

'Carlton le Willows is an outstanding school. It aims to provide an atmosphere in which all students, irrespective of their ability or background, can attain their highest potential'

- Ofsted