Old Basford School is full of delightful, enthusiastic, ambitious and talented learners who are surrounded and nurtured by an incredibly committed, hard working team of staff and governors. We all believe that all children can meet their potential.

We are a high achieving, successful and aspirational school who are PROUD to serve our vibrant, inner city community. Our creative, enriched curriculum focuses on high standards and effective teaching and learning to ensure all children develop skills, talents and individual interests, as well as developing a climate for independence, confidence, resilience, self belief and a thirst for knowledge!

As an outward looking, learning community we value the support of parents, governors, partnership schools and the Old Basford community who contribute to our success throughout each year. We challenge ourselves, our children, our governors, our extended family to create a culture where we are all role models and conscientious citizens to our school and wider community of Old Basford.

Our school motto is 'Opportunities Bring Success' we aim for all children to be able to grasp a vast array of additional opportunities during their educational journey with us, to unearth a talent, to find a personal ambition that will take them on to their next stage in education and life!

A child's time throughout Primary school should be one of the best and most memorable times of their lives and we at Old Basford strive to make sure that is the case.

Mrs Laura Duffin

Head Teacher

Vision and Values


We are an aspirational school for all of our pupils. Each one of them is valued as a unique individual and we set ourselves the goal of ensuring that they each meet their utmost academic potential and, in addition to this, unearth an individual talent beyond the academic curriculum.

Old Basford School passionately believes that ALL of our children are entitled to an inspiring curriculum that prepares them for life using The 4 E's.

We are PROUD to be a part of the Old Basford Community and through our curriculum we strive to deliver high quality learning and experiences.

The 4 E's

  • Empower
  • Educate
  • Equip
  • Enrich

Partnership Working


Old Basford School is a proud member of Nottingham Schools Trust. 

In 2017 a group of Nottingham schools joined forces to establish the Nottingham Schools Trust – a collaborative partnership focusing on improving education for the children of Nottingham. NST has a priority to provide sustainable school to school support to all of the member schools within the trust and take full advantage of the breadth and expertise that already exist in member schools. NST’s guiding principles are to challenge, support and improve member schools and academies to ensure that all their children succeed.

Old Basford School has a voice in the decision-making process, through the Trust’s open and transparent governance. Moreover, the Trust values the diversity which exists in our schools and actively encourages each school joining the Trust to maintain and further develop its own distinctive culture and identity.

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