Old Basford School

Opportunities Bring Success

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Vision and Values

Our 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








We have 5 School Rules that are at the very heart of all we strive to achieve here at OBS.


                                             P - Polite and Helpful

                                             R - Resilient

                                             O - Organised and Tidy

                                             U - Understanding Others Needs

                                             D - Do your BEST!




Old Basford School =  Opportunities Bring Success.


Our creative curriculum, coupled with our impressive extra curricula provision, provides a broad, rounded, and rich educational journey which allows all of our pupils to develop independence, a love of learning, resilience, aspirations for the future and self-confidence.


Each of our classrooms focuses on challenge, engagement, enjoyment and achievement through high quality teaching. Learning is celebrated by staff and pupils in a supportive, safe and nurturing environment where children believe they can achieve.


Pupils’ wellbeing is a priority for our school, as is their spiritual, moral, social and cultural development which go together hand in hand. Effective and strategic pastoral support and interventions are a real strength of the school across our 3 key stages.


Our school has a committed body of forward-thinking energetic staff, constantly seeking to develop their teaching in line with outward-facing evidential best practice. To support them in this quest, strategic professional development opportunities are made available and enthusiastically participated in by all, enabling constant improvement of their professional practice. We work together as a collective team to relentlessly ensure high quality provision, ensuring that children receive an education that is thorough, rounded and prepares them with enthusiasm for the next stage in their academic journey.


We are an inclusive learning community and highly 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, and our extended family to create a culture where we are all role models and conscientious, modern British citizens within our school and the wider community of Old Basford.


At the heart and very core of everything we do is a love for children. That love is unashamedly ambitious and fully committed to raising the aspirations and self-belief of our pupils to enable them to enter the next phase of their education as enthusiastic and successful learners who are able to do anything they put their minds to.

School Development Plan - Pupil Voice September 2021

School Development Plan - Pupil Voice December 2021