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Nottingham High School

Waverley Mount

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ISC ID: 82019


Mr Kevin Fear (Headmaster)

Mrs Clare Bruce (Head of Junior School)

Boys - age range:

Day: 4 to 18

Girls - age range:

Day: 4 to 18


1159 pupils

Nottingham High School case studies (77)

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  • Nottingham High School
  • Abbey Road Primary School, West Bridgford, Nottingham
  • Bunny Primary, Notts
  • Carnarvon Primary, Notts
  • Costock Primary, Notts
  • Cotgrave Primary, Notts
  • Flintham Primary, Notts
  • Greythorn Primary, West Bridgford
  • James Peacock Primary, Notts
  • Jesse Gray Primary, West Bridgford
  • Keyworth Primary, Notts
  • Ladybay Primary, Nottingham
  • Langar Primary, Notts
  • Lantern Lane Primary, Notts
  • Normanton Primary, Notts
  • Orston Primary, Notts
  • Pierrepont Gamston Primary, Notts
  • Radcliffe on Trent Juniors, Notts
  • St Peters Ruddington Primary, Notts
  • Sutton Bonnington Primary, Notts
  • Tollerton Primary, Notts
  • West Bridgford Infants School, West Bridgford
  • Willoughby Primary School, Notts
  • Academic
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Impact of partnership work done in 2019 (ISC annual Census 2020)

  • 75 state schools involved
  • 500+ state school pupils involved
  • 600 staff hours given

*Please note, data shown here is from the 2020 Census for partnerships in 2019, rather than from the 2021 Census. This is due to the impact of COVID-19 on full year collection for 2021. The coronavirus pandemic has forced many schools to put some partnership projects on hold until restrictions are eased.

Impact Statement

Impact statement 1: Edna G. Olds Academy (Primary) "Edna G. Olds Academy has benefitted tremendously from its partnership, link work with Nottingham High School. Staff and pupils have accessed a wealth of high quality experience days, which have enhanced all aspects of enrichment and learning – a fundamental part of impact /development work. Due to the excellent links forged with the High School, our children’s mental and physical fitness has significantly increased, and this has resulted in greater enthusiasm for participation in competitive sporting events. The following list depicts some of the examples of excellence which we have benefitted from:
• Community Action High School pupils attended Edna G. Olds and supported the children’s learning as well as mentored pupils across all age groups.
• Science Events – Harry Potter Biology Day and Year 5 Physics Challenge events allowed our pupils to experience practical Science in the laboratories and provided inspiration and challenge.
• Professional cricket coaching sessions at Edna G. Olds Academy with their pro coach – staff and pupils received high quality CPD training around skills and techniques linked to cricket. This enabled pupils to participate in a cricket tournament (at the High School), demonstrating greater levels of self-esteem and sporting confidence, which in turn positively influenced their sports’ skills and expertise overall.
• Football tournament and Tag Rugby tournament – pupils were provided with an opportunity to exploit their fitness through the participation of a wide range of tournaments. Our pupils appear more confident in dealing with success and failure, as well as demonstrate greater resilience and determination to succeed.
• Cross country race, Swimming Gala and Athletics sport afternoon (Year 3) – children had the opportunity to access activities beyond the capacity of general provision. As a result, they were challenged and stretched beyond physical and mental comfort – this generated a greater awareness for personal achievement and motivation.
• Music days for year 5 – pupils were given access to perform musical pieces alongside High School pupils – experiencing music beyond the classroom setting, applying their skills and deepening their knowledge and understanding for the music curriculum."
Impact Statement 2: Arnold Hill Academy (Secondary) "We have worked closely in partnership with Nottingham High School CCF in an entirely positive way and through the CEP have established a new CCF contingent at Arnold Hill, to the benefit of students and staff involved. I’d like to express our thanks again to Nottingham High School. The on-going support we have from your team has been a real help to us and the opportunities you kindly share with our cadets helps to really broaden their whole experience. The parade will stay with those cadets for years to come."
Impact Statement 3: St. Ann's Well Academy (Primary) "After working alongside the Nottingham High School Partnership and Outreach team, I feel their work is beneficial to inner city children because they provide pupils with opportunities to be engaged with activities (such as the Derbyshire residential) which they would not usually have the chance to participate in! I believe the team encourages all members of society to work together, creating an engaging environment for everyone to thrive in!"
Impact Statement 4: MCCF Cricket Hub - various local state schools (Secondary) "The Nottingham Hub at Nottingham High School has been very successful since its opening year in 2016, seeing 40 state school participants (20 at U13 and 20 at U15) per year benefiting from a professional coaching programme throughout the spring months, followed by competitive fixtures representing the Nottingham Hub throughout the respective cricket seasons that followed. After receiving such coaching in the spring, a number of the Nottingham Hub players have since been successful in gaining places in the Nottinghamshire Sub-County squads for the first time, with a couple of Hub players progressing to full County Age-Group squad representation.

School Name: Nottingham High School

Breakdown showing fee assistance for the last academic year’s intake into Year 7:

16.7% of new Year 7 pupils were awarded a bursary. Out of these the split was as follows: 30% had 100% of their fees paid for, 60% had 50-99% of their fees covered and the remainder had between 10-50%.

Bursary support with fees

Nottingham High School operates a bursary support scheme for pupils entering the School at age 11 (Year 7, Senior School). Bursaries are means-tested and can provide help up to full fees depending on parental income. Awards of Bursaries will be calculated on an annual basis and parents will be required to submit details of their finances each May or June. Parents who wish their child to be considered for assistance must be prepared to provide confidential information concerning their financial situation. These awards vary from 10% to 100% of the tuition fees. Last year, Nottingham High School offered mean-tested bursaries to around one quarter of its intake that year. Some pupils may be awarded both a scholarship and a bursary.

To apply for a means-tested bursary for new entrants you will need to complete and return our application form by the beginning of November 2021. We will then contact you to arrange an interview. Pupils will also need to attend the School for an entrance assessment. Pupils will be notified as to whether they have been allocated a bursary in writing.


Nottingham High School operates a Scholarship Scheme for pupils entering the School at age 11 (Year 7, Senior School). We offer Academic Scholarships which are automatically awarded to the top performing student at the end of Year 7. Such scholarships are known as the Sir Thomas White Entrance Scholarships. The amount of fee remissions is £1,200 per academic year. The number of scholarships offered varies year on year.

We also offer Music Scholarships at the end of Year 7 to cover the cost of music tuition.

Assessment dates for 2021 intake:

Closing date for entries: Beginning of December 2021

Closing date for bursary applications: Beginning of November 2021

Year 7 entrance assessment: January 2022

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  • Academic scholarships
  • Music scholarships
  • Bursaries for new entrants
  • Lump sum payment discounts

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