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Nottingham Academy

Nottingham Academy Principal - Mr Harry French

We write to you today with some news about the leadership of Nottingham Academy. Mr Harry French, an experienced senior leader and principal in academies across the West Midlands, will take over as Principal of Nottingham Academy from September 2020.


We know you will join us welcoming Mr French to the Academy and we have every confidence that the excellent leadership he has demonstrated throughout his career will further strengthen Nottingham Academy as it continues its journey as an improving school.

Mr French brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the role at the Academy, after previously working as the Executive Principal at a Birmingham academy, where he successfully implemented robust improvement measures to positively transform two schools. More recently, Harry was Principal at another secondary academy in Coventry that required rapid and significant improvements. Prior to working in senior leadership, Harry gained experience as a design and technology teacher where he developed a passion for providing young people with the very best, rounded educational experience possible.

Mr French prides himself on creating a positive climate for teaching and learning where the whole school community feels valued and supported and pupils are empowered to fulfil their potential. He has an in-depth understanding of what it takes to lead a successful school, and with his experience and dedication for driving school improvements and raising pupil outcomes, he is the perfect person to build on the foundations and positive trajectory already in place at Nottingham Academy.

Mr French, alongside the staff at Nottingham Academy, the Academy Advisory Council and Greenwood Academies Trust, will be working hard to maintain our high standards, whilst continuing to drive forward further improvement, and ensure the Academy delivers the very best education possible.

We would also like to take this opportunity to extend my thanks to our parents and carers for your ongoing support. You play an important role in driving the Academy’s continued improvements and we know you will welcome and support Mr French in his new position so that it continues.