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Nottingham Academy



“I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.”

Michael Jordan


At Nottingham Academy, our aim is to inspire all students to enjoy being physically active and develop this enthusiasm outside of school and throughout their lives. Our balanced PE programme has been carefully created to help develop students physically, socially, emotionally and cognitively. Irrespective of ability or circumstance, we create opportunities for all pupils to try sports which can allow them to experience the achievement and excitement associated with a wide range of sports and activities. The Academy believes that competition at all levels is exhilarating and offers the chance for pupils to challenge themselves against others at Nottingham Academy, as well as like-minded people from other organisations up and down the country. 

The PE department is an exceptionally skilled and passionate team, who are dedicated in delivering high quality Core and Theory PE at KS3, 4 and 5. Each year we host a whole-school, house based, Winter and Summer games tournament, where students are able to celebrate the intrinsic and extrinsic rewards of PE. Nottingham Academy pupil’s practical and theoretical achievements are proudly displayed within classrooms and corridors. These are viewed and utilised as invaluable sources of inspiration for staffs, students and parents/carers to continue to aim high.

Extra-Curricular Opportunities

  • PE lunchtime clubs are available every day. This offers a chance for students to improve/complete homework and classwork. Help is on hand for any students needing extra guidance.
  • After-school sports and exercise clubs are available throughout the week and are updated on a termly basis. Similar to lunchtimes, our after school programme also offers the opportunity for students to complete homework and improve classwork. 
  • Basketball Academy is available every day after school, ages 11 – 19. Boys and girls of all abilities are welcome. Students have the opportunity to work with specialist basketball coaches and compete in the national league.
  • Inter-academies tournaments. All secondary schools within the Greenwood foundation trust take part in a range of annual sports events such as athletics, football and netball. 

Head of Department 

Mr M Coltherd