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About our School

We are an expanding Local Authority maintained school with two campuses. Our original school is on Scotland Road in Basford and accommodates up to 280 pupils plus a nursery. Our second campus is on Highbury Vale (approx. a mile apart). The Kersall Drive Campus opened in October 2015 and will, by September 2021, accommodate an additional 420 pupils plus a nursery.

We hope you find the information provided both enjoyable and informative and a reflection of the many aspects of this popular school.

Achievement and enjoyment are important goals that we are determined to provide for all of our pupils in a warm and friendly atmosphere. We pride ourselves in providing a secure, yet stimulating, and challenging learning environment. We want our pupils to develop their strengths whilst having the confidence to address targets and areas identified for improvement.

Values and Ethos

The principle aim of the school is for all children to enjoy school and achieve the highest possible attainment in an ethos of learning, harmony, mutual support and respect.

Heathfield has a long track record of high–quality engaging education for children in Basford and Bulwell through memorable first hand experiences.   

Our curriculum stems from understanding our children’s needs and contexts, their knowledge and skills. It is guided by the Heathfield Pledge.  

Everybody will reach their full potential in a climate of high standards. 

  • Each child will enjoy their learning journey and develop self-confidence.
  • To provide all children with a wide range of opportunities and activities outside of their usual life experiences.
  • To develop within our children resilience, independence and autonomy with a sensitivity to others.
  • Everybody understands the importance of inclusivity, diversity and equal opportunity.
  • To attend a school that is an important part of the community we serve.
  • To know ourselves and help others to know us.

Primary 6 Partnership


‘The Primary 6 Partnership’s over-arching aim is to raise standards and improve outcomes for all children and young people in its community. It aspires to create a culture of high aspiration, a commitment to life-long learning and a determination to succeed and enjoy’

Schools that form the Primary 6 Partnership are Heathfield, Hempshill Hall, Old Basford and Rosslyn Park Primary Schools, a mix of maintained schools and academies. The partnership emerged from an existing family of schools with strong historical relationships.

As four schools operating across five sites serving over 2,000 children, we collaborate on six key areas.

There is a commitment from all schools to share expertise and resources to be as efficient and effective as possible, to enable children, staff and communities reach their potential. The P6P seeks to raise educational standards and provide positive, engaging learning opportunities and impact on school improvement by being

  • A network of excellence- improving whole system performance through our effective learning partnerships and joint practice development.
  • An engine of improvement – through support and challenge we will share strengths to address areas for improvement.
  • A source of efficiency- ensuring best value and sharing resources through collaboration.

The cohesive group of Head teachers direct the work of the partnership, monitor the implementation of the action plan and provide professional peer support. They are also keen to evaluate the impact of the various projects to ensure we are working effectively and they are supported by a Partnership Manager, who works flexibly two days per week.

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