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From our handy bus routes to tasty school lunches, discover more about life at Nottingham High School.


Life at Nottingham High School

From our youngest pupils at Lovell House to our oldest in the Sixth Form, Nottingham High School thrives on curiosity, challenge, encouragement and kindness.

Your child’s wellbeing matters to us as much as it does to you; only if they are happy and confident will they make the most of the doors that are opened for them. This doesn’t just start at the classroom door – we aim to provide the best service from transport to catering and lots in between, ensuring that your child can focus on what’s really important.

“Pupils flourish as part of a community which actively nurtures them”

“Supported by strong leadership and the provision of excellent resources, pupils develop self-confidence, emotional resilience and independence, fulfilling the school’s ambitious aims.” – ISI Inspection Report 2019

Read the full report.


Our well-resourced Library is situated in the oldest part of the school and provides a calm environment for study and reading.

It provides up-to-date books, cutting edge e-resources, foreign language and popular DVDs. It supports both recreational and hobby reading alongside extended reading for curriculum subjects and research. Providing daily newspapers and a selection of magazines and journals encourages engagement with current affairs and new developments in Science, IT, Art and Sport.

School uniform


We provide parents with a range of options for the purchase of school uniform.

It’s important that our students look smart when representing their school community; they are expected to wear their school uniform correctly to and from School, Valley Road and Highfields. Our handy checklists will help you ensure that your child has everything they need.

School catering


Our mission is to use locally sourced ingredients to produce freshly prepared food.

We provide students with meals that are varied, contemporary and nutritionally balanced, expanding their food experiences and encouraging them to make healthy choices now and in the future.

School buses


We run 9 bus routes across both rural and urban areas of Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire.  Please see map for details of the routes.

The routes transport pupils to and from school with a number of carefully selected providers and are available to all of our students from age 7+. Flexible pricing options are available and drop-off and pick-up at School is supervised by staff.

Holiday Club


Our Holiday Club takes place in the Easter and Summer school holidays.

It provides fun and fulfilment for children aged 5-13 while they are off school. Open both to our own pupils and children from other schools, attendees are catered to in age-specific groups where they’ll get involved in lots of fun activities including sports, crafts and animal handling.


Infant and Junior School

Our Infant and Junior School is for children from the age of 4, teaching pupils from Reception to Year 6.


Senior School

Our Senior School educates children from Year 7 to Year 11, welcoming new students in Years 7- 10 subject to availability.


Sixth Form

Our Sixth Form is for those in Year 12 and 13; we welcome new students into Year 12 subject to availability.