The South Nottinghamshire Academy

South Nottinghamshire Academy is a vibrant and thriving comprehensive school at the heart of the communities of Radcliffe on Trent, Cotgrave and Shelford within the borough of Rushcliffe in South Nottinghamshire.

The school’s ethos is built around a commitment to ‘Pushing our boundaries to achieve more’.

In September 2016, students and staff moved into a brand new £10 million school building.

In November 2018 a £1.2 million sports hall was completed.

A £2.5 million extension to the school site, completed in winter 2023, has been designed to enhance the educational experiences of current and future generations of students. The latest extension will enable the school to continue to accommodate students from the local catchment.

In March 2022 Ofsted awarded a Good rating, saying that leaders were focused on ‘ensuring that pupils achieve highly in subjects they choose to study in key stages 4 and 5.’ Inspectors also recognised how staff and students embody ‘The SNA Way’, a set of core values that underpins the South Nottinghamshire Academy community. 

Academy Information

  • Headteacher: Mr Dan Philpotts
  • Regional Director: Mr Richard Pierpoint
  • Address: Cropwell Road, Radcliffe on Trent, Nottinghamshire. NG12 2FQ
  • Phone: 0115 9110091
  • Email:
  • Website:
  • Joined Trust: 1st September 2016
  • Age range: 11 - 18
  • Pupils on roll: 792