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Open Day - Saturday, 27th September

Our next Open Day is on Saturday, 27th September, from 9.30am to 12noon, and is for anyone who is interested in getting a feel for the School. It is for all sections of the School - Infant, Junior, Senior and Sixth Form.

This year we will be particularly pleased to welcome girls as well as boys in anticipation of the School's phased move to co-education from September 2015 (see announcement below).

Whilst there is no need to book, it would help us immensely for catering purposes if prospective visitors could follow the link and complete the Registration of Interest form.

We look forward to welcoming you to Nottingham High School!

Arrangements for start of term


New Pupils' Meeting - Tuesday, 2nd September - 2.00-4.00pm 

Year 7 pupils should arrive for a 2pm start in the Dining Hall - parking will be available in the yard.  All  other new pupils starting in Years 8-10 should also arrive at 2pm and report to Reception.  Full school uniform should be worn. Please collect your son at 4.00pm from the Dining Hall.  Again parking is available at this time in the yard.

Term starts - Wednesday, 3rd September - 8.45am (Registration)

Speech Day - Thursday, 4th September 

School will close at 12.40 for all pupils in Years 8-13.  Lunch will be available for those that want it.  Year 7 will have a full day in School.  Buses will leave for all pupils at 4.10pm. 

All pupils should be in their seats by 6.35pm at the Royal Concert Hall.  Speech Day will start at 7.00pm.


Start of Term: Wednesday 3rd September 2014 (8.45 am) The programme for the first day will be distributed to you at Monday’s meeting, but be prepared to bring your Games kit for the afternoon games lessons – please check the School website for the appropriate kit. If you are uncertain which games activity you will be involved in, please ask on Monday morning.

Speech Day: Thursday 4th September 2014 at the Royal Concert Hall (6.45 pm for 7.00 pm start).

Speech Day replaces afternoon school on September 4th, so lessons finish at 12.40 pm, but the school buses will not leave until 4.00 pm. You are welcome to remain in the Sixth Form Centre in the afternoon – the Library will also be open. All Year 12s are expected to attend Speech Day in full School Uniform, acting as role models to the younger pupils. 

RUGBY TRAINING - Thursday, 4th September

Rugby training will take place on the afternoon of Speech Day for the U13s and U15s, plus the 1st and 2nd XV squads. Buses will leave school at 1.15pm. Boys can be collected from Valley Rd at 3.30pm, or returned to school in time for school buses at 4.00pm.

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School Notices


We are sorry that the school bus details for 2014/15 have been delayed, but the Travel Request Form can now be found at http://www.nottinghamhigh.co.uk/senior-school/support-services/buses/?locale=en along with the route timetable. Applications can be made by using the form on the website.


Other news

Nottingham High School to go co-ed

The Board of Governors of Nottingham High School has announced that the School will become co-educational in stages from September 2015.  The Governors have changed the Articles of Association of the School to enable this move to be made and have also received approval by both the Charity Commission and the Department for Education.

Girls will be selected to join the Sixth form and Reception year, Year 1 and Year 2 from September 2015.  In September 2016 girls will be selected to join Year 7 and also to join any of the other years in the School. 

Details of the announcement made to parents can be found here, together with a document answering the most likely questions.

Headmaster Kevin Fear said: “Our 500th anniversary has inevitably been a period of reflection as well as future planning.  We believe that the time to take this decision is now, when the School is consistently achieving high standards in terms of examination success, pastoral care, co-curricular activities and is in a position of financial stability.  We believe that our plans are educationally sound, in the interests of our current and future pupils, and will undoubtedly ensure that we are the top performing school in the region.”   


Parental Letter
Parental Letter - [21 KB] Parental Letter - Announcement of move to co-education
Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently Asked Questions - [70 KB] Frequently Asked Questions - Announcement of move to co-education

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