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The Nottingham Academy, which was formed in 2009, is one of the largest Academies in the United Kingdom.

It caters for up to 3800 pupils aged 3 to 19. The primary phase caters for up to 810 pupils aged 3 to 11.

The academy benefited from a £50 million investment which has provided state-of-the-art facilities across three sites:

  1. Greenwood Road - providing accommodation for pupils from Nursery through to Year 11
  2. Ransom Road - providing accommodation for pupils from Year 7 through to Year 11
  3. Sneinton Boulevard - providing accommodation for Year 7 pupils and the Post-16 provision.

As the academy is so large, it is organised on a 'schools within a school' model with three Heads of School and a Principal who oversees, leads and manages the whole Academy. Although operating across three sites, the dedicated team of staff working in the Primary phase, Secondary phase and the Sixth Form centre, work closely together to make sure the Nottingham Academy remains an outstanding organisation.

The academy is sponsored by the Greenwood Dale Foundation Trust (GDFT) which is recognised nationally as a leader of educational best practice,   specialises in transforming schools operating in areas of economic and social disadvantage in order to to help children realise their potential. 

About Us

Nottingham Academy continues to be a GOOD school– Ofsted, 2015.

Our whole academy community is single-minded in its belief that every pupil can achieve, irrespective of their starting point.

We are traditional in our approach to standards in order to maintain a positive and respectful climate for learning.  We rigorously and consistently enforce our code of conduct, expect pupils to attend regularly and contribute to the life of our academy. The strong relationships which exist between our staff and young people ensures that our academy is a calm, orderly and purposeful environment where pupils can enjoy their learning, make accelerated progress and feel safe.

Following an extensive capital building programme the academy provides new and refurbished buildings which offer pupils and staff an outstanding learning environment.

The academy offers a fantastic setting for training and development and is dedicated to the professional development of staff, including opportunities for research. The GDFT maximises its status and size by running trust wide training and CPD events for staff. This ensures a highly trained, empowered and stable workforce.

The GDFT has a central team of staff whose responsibility it is to offer outstanding levels of support and service, whilst taking away the bureaucratic burdens that stop staff getting on with the job of working with pupils, staff and parents. The range of central services includes HR, finance, health and safety, procurement, catering, IT and buildings.

Working for Us

If you're searching for your next teaching post, why not contact us now? You'll be working at a great school and be part of a friendly, helpful team. We're always interested to hear from enthusiastic, committed teachers.

Our Mission

To enable every child within our academies to be the best they can be.

The Greenwood Academies Trust is a well-established multi academy trust and has a track record of working to help raise standards in areas of social and economic deprivation and / or educational underachievement. This means that no matter where you work within the Trust; from appointing the correct teacher to ensuring that every child has the correct support, you are helping the young minds of tomorrow shape their future.

Development Opportunities

We offer extensive development opportunities. We are keen to promote from within, so if you are looking for a career with real potential for progression, then GAT is the place for you.


Professional development is actively encouraged at all levels. The Learning Alliance is the CPD arm of the Trust which offers a programme of development courses to all employees. Find out more by visiting

Pension Scheme

Every employee is entitled to join either the teachers’ pension scheme or the local authority pension scheme, which are the some of the most secure, flexible and competitive pensions around. If you are employed by the Trust, regardless of being teaching or support staff, everyone is eligible to enrol.

Childcare Vouchers

Every employee is eligible for childcare vouchers for Busy Bees nurseries, to offset some of the costs of being a working parent. The cost of the vouchers is taken out of your wages before tax and national insurance, meaning that you can take more of your salary home at the end of the month!

Greenwood Academies Trust

The Nottingham Academy is proud to be a member of the Greenwood Academies Trust.

The Greenwood Dale Academies Trust is a not-for-profit educational organisation operating across several local authorities in the East midlands including Nottingham City, Nottinghamshire, Leicester City, Northamptonshire, Peterborough, Lincolnshire and Central Bedfordshire. It specialises in working with schools in challenging circumstances and has a track record of delivering improvement in these schools. The Trust offers high levels of educational expertise and we seek to deliver long lasting and productive relationships with the communities we serve. 

The Trust Was formed in 2009 by the Governing Body of the outstanding Greenwood  School in Nottingham. Greenwood  was one of the first two schools in the country to be allowed to set up its own Foundation to sponsor Academies. 

The GDFT is led by educationalists who have significant experience in a wide range of schools. The Chief Executive is Wayne Norrie. Wayne has been an outstanding Primary Headteacher and was a senior HMI with Ofsted.

To find out more about the Trust please click here.

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