The Nottingham Emmanuel School Careers Site Eteach (20858)


The Nottingham Emmanuel School, based in West Brigford, Nottingham is a secondary mainstream academy for girls and boys aged between 11 and 18. It is a Church of England academy, which was opened in 2002 to provide an education based on Christian values, but welcoming and inclusive of children of all faiths and none. Its new £27 million building opened around 10 years ago. The Nottingham Emmanuel School joined Archway Learning Trust in 2018 and teachers enjoy dedicated, weekly time for their own professional development, working with colleagues within the school and across the Trust.

Student outcomes are well above national averages at both GCSE and A Level. In its latest Church of England SIAMS inspection, the school was rated “outstanding”. The most recent OFSTED report (March 2020) commented that:

“Pupils are articulate and speak with confidence in a range of situations … There is a sense of community where all are valued.”

“Pupils achieve well across the curriculum in all year groups. Pupils achieve well in their external examinations at the end of Year 11 … Students achieve particularly well in the sixth form.”

“Leaders aim to develop the ‘whole child’ and place a high priority on pupils’ well-being and personal development.”

Our Mission and Values

We are a Church of England Academy; a distinctive educational community for all based upon Christian faith and values. Our core mission is “to enable children to encounter great learning, develop great character and become great servant-leaders.”

Our belief is that every student is unique and valued by God and we encourage all of our students to take an active role in serving others both within and beyond the school community through the House System. Our students are passionate about justice on a local, national and global scale. They are proud that faith dialogue is valued so highly in our community.

The work of the school centres on the four values of Wisdom, Hope, Community and Dignity which run through all of interactions with each other as well as our decision making processes. Each of our four Houses is named after a prominent Christian who lived their life in a way which enabled these four values to shine through. This supports both staff and students to see how the values can and do impact our daily lives.

We have taken inspiration for our four core values from the Church of England Vision for Education (2016) and believe in promoting life in all its fullness for all who form part of our school community. (John 10:10)

Since the founding of Emmanuel School, there has been a committed team of staff working to support and promote a caring Christian ethos across the whole school under the umbrella term ‘Chaplaincy team’. The current team is lead by Sarah Anderson (Assistant Principal). Members of the team come from a variety of church backgrounds and include staff and ministers. There is also growing involvement from youth leaders from local churches. The work of the team focuses on:

  • Leadership and management
  • Engagement in collective worship
  • Supporting staff, parents and students on their faith journey
  • Developing biblical literacy, prayer and self reflection

Archway Learning Trust

The Nottingham Emmanuel School is part of Archway Learning Trust.

Archway Learning Trust is a forward looking, vibrant working environment. The MAT is growing and we are at a key time in fulfilling our ambitions to support a growing number of young people’s learning. This growth, together with the opportunity to join an organisation with a large, supportive and talented Senior Leadership Team, will provide excellent development opportunities for potential candidates.

We seek the best talent to work at our Trust, candidates who can demonstrate their passion for their subject, together with excellent subject knowledge and will possess the ability to consistently teach inspirational lessons.

To find out more about Archway Learning Trust please click here