Nottingham Insight

Education and learning

Raising ambition and attainment in Nottingham City is one of the most important challenges we face and one of Nottingham City Council's top priorities. We passionately believe that a good education is the best route to improving the lives of our citizens.

That is why we want every child that lives in the City to be educated in a good or outstanding school.

The Council's role is to act as the champion for children, young people and their parent or carers. We play a key strategic and City-wide leadership role which includes monitoring the progress of each school, challenging where outcomes for our children are not good enough and ensuring that the right support is put in place to see swift improvements are made.

We will use our community leadership role to tackle and break down some of the barriers to learning. Nottingham City Council will strive to add value to the work of our schools and other education settings.

We know that some of our communities and families face real challenges including high levels of deprivation, intergenerational worklessness and are feeling the impact of welfare reform. In the face of these challenges we will do everything we can to help our children and young people achieve their full potential and learn the skills to progress and become valued members of our community.

Key strategies


Key websites


The Education Improvement Board believes a long-term vision and plan is required for Nottingham city to deliver a world-class education service which serves its young people and families.

Their ‘Ambition 2025’ is a  10 year strategy for the renewal of educational provision in Nottingham.


 To find an Ofsted inspection report for a particular school or provider.



To find out about early years provision and funding in Nottingham City.



A website to support schools and academies in Nottingham City.

 Data and Information

Open data

Nottingham City Council publishes some education information as open data.