Nottingham High School
Nottingham, United Kingdom
About Nottingham High School
Nottingham High School is a mixed, mainstream, independent, all-through school located in Nottingham. The school has a sixth form and educates students within the 4-18 age range. There are 767 pupils enrolled. Entry to the Senior School (Years 7-11) is by assessment.
Nottingham High School was founded in 1513 by Dame Agnes Mellers. King Henry VIII sealed the school’s foundation deed that same year. After more than 500 years of teaching boys only, the school became a co-educational institution in 2015.
Values and vision
Nottingham High School strives to be an academic community where intelligent children from diverse social backgrounds are given the tools to achieve excellence. The school cultivates an atmosphere where students feel safe and valued, so that pupils can grow in self-confidence, leadership, fellowship and strength. Excellent teaching in an ordered environment is at the heart of the school's aims.
Nottingham High School thrives on curiosity, challenge, encouragement and kindness, as well as a shared sense of belonging. Parental interest and support is valued by teachers and staff, and the school encourages the development of links between home and school.
"Pupils are extremely well educated. The school’s aim to provide an education for life is very largely met. Pupils attain high standards in external examinations and make strong progress in their learning because of their excellent attitudes to study, an academically challenging curriculum, and dedicated and sometimes inspiring teaching. The curriculum is enriched by an outstanding range of extra-curricular activities, which greatly extends pupils’ all-round educational experience. Staff commitment, both to activities and to readily helping pupils, is exceptional. Able pupils excel in mathematical and science Olympiads and national engineering competitions."