Nottingham High School

Nottingham, United Kingdom

Location: Nottingham, United Kingdom
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age range: 4 - 18 years

About Nottingham High School

Nottingham High School is an independent, mixed, non-selective, non-denominational all-through school with sixth form situated in Waverley Mount, Nottingham. It provides 1,180 places for primary, secondary and sixth-form students aged 4-18.

The school was founded in 1513 by Dame Agnes Mellers. Initially boys-only, it became co-educational in 2015 after more than five centuries. It has been estimated that the school has taught more than 20,000 students since its inception.


Kevin Fear

Values and Vision

Nottingham High strives to be a place where children from a wide variety of different social backgrounds can achieve the highest possible standards in a respectful and encouraging environment.

The school campus boasts a number of state-of-the-art facilities: Founder Hall is a performance space for music and drama, and there is also a sixth-form centre, modern dining facility, on-site swimming pool and a nearby sports ground, the latter well-suited to the rugby, cricket, athletics, netball and hockey taught at the school.


“The pupils are extremely well educated. [They] 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 extracurricular activities, which greatly extends pupils’ all-round educational experience. Staff commitment, both to activities and to readily helping pupils, is exceptional.”

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Address: Waverley Mount, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG7 4ED, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 115 978 6056