The Ransom Road site of Nottingham Academy was opened on 31st October 2011. The buildings of the former Elliott Durham secondary school in Mapperley have been completely transformed by a major refurbishment into modern facilities suitable for today’s education needs. The new school is one of the three sites which form the Academy, catering for children from 3 through to 18, alongside the recently opened buildings at Greenwood Road. The updated architecture and linking of the two existing buildings via a dramatic bridge has breathed new life into the tired 1960’s facilities. The refurbished buildings will provide an exciting environment to stimulate and enrich student learning and are befitting the Academy goal of working to ensure students reach their full potential.