Nottingham, United Kingdom
About Nottingham Academy
Nottingham Academy Ransom Road is a mixed, non-selective, non-denominational secondary school situated in Mapperley, Nottingham. The academy has a ‘schools within a school’ model and has two other sites: Greenwood Road and Sneinton Boulevard, together offering 3,780 places for students between the ages of 3-19. Ransom Road has a capacity for 900 students from Year 7 to Year 11.
Nottingham Academy Ransom Road opened in 2009. The school belongs to Greenwood Academies Trust along with 33 other academies across the UK. The Ransom Road site has specialist science, technology and art blocks, along with a sports centre.
Values and vision
Nottingham Academy Ransom Road wants to ensure that all students gain the best possible education in a calming and nurturing learning environment. It wishes for students to work to the best of their ability and achieve excellence. The secondary school wishes to provide children with a varied curriculum and aims to offer a wide range of extra-curricular activities for them to get involved in, ranging from sports to and performing arts to homework clubs. Nottingham Academy Ransom Road strives to build a solid partnership where pupils, parents and staff work together to achieve excellence.
“The lessons spark the pupils’ and learners’ interest. The teachers use a range of techniques appropriate to the different age ranges and use good subject knowledge well, including in the sixth form. The teachers welcome pupils and learners into lessons actively, which helps to get the lessons off to a positive start”.