Firbeck Academy is a proud and caring school, a special place where we seek to meet the best interests of the children in our care.

By providing a caring ethos within an engaging and challenging curriculum, staff encourage children to enjoy learning whilst developing the skills which will support them in growing up to be caring, independent, responsible people and life-long learners.

"As a school that serves a richly diverse community, we take our responsibility to promote community cohesion, generate a respect for difference and individual rights seriously. A ‘challenging’ curriculum encourages pupils to reflect upon their role in a diverse society. In all aspects of our curriculum we reflect and discuss the implications of what it means to be British.

I hope that this website will provide useful information for all those interested in our school. Should you require any further information about the school, please do not hesitate to contact us. We will be happy to help in any way we can.

Thank you for visiting!

Jason Osprey
Head of School

Firbeck Academy promotes British values through; a school council whose members are actively involved in the democratic process; a geography curriculum that covers global citizenship; a religious education curriculum that teaches about the shared values that religion can promote.

We also believe that we can best achieve the highest possible outcomes our pupils by working closely with parents and carers. The school doesn’t work in isolation and encourages all parents to take an active part in the education of their children. The partnership between school staff, parents, governors and other stakeholders is an essential and a valued one.

"At Firbeck Academy we are committed to creating a happy, secure and stimulating environment in which every child can achieve their potential and develop a life-long love of learning.

Our dedicated staff team are incredibly hard working and committed to ensuring that they improve the life chances of all children in our care, often going above and beyond to ensure that children are able to achieve all that they are capable of.

We are very proud of our school and the fact that the warmth and friendliness of both our staff and pupils is often commented upon by visitors."

Vicky Hayles
Executive Head Teacher
  • Free Family Learning Course - English

    Free creche , Gain a qualification and Meet other parents

    Keeping Up with the Children's Literacy

    • Want to meet other parents and learn more about how your child is taught literacy at school?
    • Want to have fun?
    • Want to gain a qualification in English?

    If you do not have a recent Level 2 qualification (e.g. 5 GCSE passes at C or above) then this is the course for you.

    You need to have lived in the UK/EU for 3 years or more to qualify for a free place.

    • Venue: Firbeck Academy
    • Day: Tuesday
    • Time: 1-3pm
    • Start date: 27th February 2018

    Length of course: 6 weeks or 15 if you want to gain an English qualification.

    Places are limited so please let the office know if you would like a place!

    Posted 12/02/2018 by Whole School

  • Flu Vaccination

    Did your child have the flu vaccination?

    As a result of recent flu reports in the media the School Aged Immunisation Team are being contacted in increasing numbers by parents whose children did not receive the flu vaccine.

    As a team they are running some final flu clinics this week for any children in reception, years 1, 2, 3 and 4 (born between 01.09.2008 and 31.08.13) who did not receive the flu vaccine when they came into school.

    Please contact the Immunisation Team on 07920182032 to book onto a clinic.

    Posted 16/01/2018 by Whole School

  • Firbeck students get hands-on to inspire learning

    University of Nottingham write about Firbeck's WOW day.

    Please follow the link below to read what the University of Nottingham have written about our wonderful WOW day on the 29th November.

    Posted 11/12/2017 by Whole School

  • Cyberwise workshop for parents of Y4-Y6

    Keep yourself and your children safe online

    Family cyberwise workshop on the 6th December 2017 at 1 pm ICT suite

    Exciting 2 hour workshop for mums, dads, grandparents and carers to learn how to be respectful and safe online and to promote positive cyber citizenship.

    This workshop is for a maximum of 10 adults. If you would like to attend, please speak to your child's class teacher.

    Posted 21/11/2017 by Whole School

  • 'Water Wise' Day

    Year 5's visited Harvey Hadden Sports Village for a 'Water Wise' Day.

    We learned:

    • Safe behaviour and good practice around water margins
    • How to manage emergency incidents
    • Perform safe self rescue in different water based situations

    Children received lots of goodies and got to meet the Sheriff of Nottingham.

    Posted 09/06/2017 by Whole School

  • Signing Choir's visit to St John the Baptist CofE Primary School

    On Thursday 27th April, the Firbeck Academy Signing Choir went to visit St John the Baptist Primary.

    The day was focused around appreciating people who were different and perhaps gaining a little more of an understanding of them. As a result they had in a guide dog and his trainer, the police and various other people who talked about difference and tolerance.

    Our pupils, along with Miss Potter and Mrs Blatherwick taught the St John’s Year 6’s in a lesson about how to sign different colours. They then signed four songs in front of the whole school and some of the parents.

    It was a great afternoon and everyone did extremely well. They made us all very proud.

    Posted 27/04/2017 by Whole School

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