Welcome to Old Basford School
In reading the information provided on our website, I trust the overall impression you gain will be one of a caring school, a school which genuinely strives to work in the best interests of all its children.
Also, a place where parental support and interest is welcomed, because it is only with mutual co-operation and understanding of
home and school that this goal can be achieved. However, as with all written communications, this website may not answer all your questions, so please do not hesitate to contact our school on any matter which requires further explanation or clarification.
Mrs V Shaw
We have also been blown away by the generosity of our children and parents when donating gifts for Harvest. We have over 1256 items of food collected so far! Next week two of our Assistant Heads and some of our children will be taking goods to Clover Green our local residential care home, The Salvation Army and a Homeless Refuge! I can't wait to hear about the look on their faces when we surprise them all!
I AM SO INCREDIBLY PROUD OF OUR SCHOOL COMMUNITY!
One of my highlights of the assembly was when Rio in Year 3 used a bouncing ball to count to ten in Spanish perfectly after only 3 lessons!
Well done to to you all!
Please pop along if you have any concerns/questions regarding your child's health.
This afternoon each and every pupil at Old Basford has added their own individually designed pebble to the entrance of our school. It was just gorgeous seeing the children's faces and hearing their comments as they placed each pebble down.
"Mrs Shaw it looks like a rainbow!" Year 1 Pupil
"Mrs Shaw I am so excited, I just love it!" Year 3 Pupil
As you can see we still have quite a lot of space to fill! We would LOVE our parents and our extended community to join us in painting a pebble. You can hand it in to the office, we will varnish it and add it to a beautiful collection.
We are each of us unique, yet part of a very special
Old Basford School Family!
Aaron Charles whose daughter Caitlyn attends our nursery came to see us.
He is undertaking the daunting challenge of doing a sky dive in September to raise £420 to provide new art equipment for our school.
We are overwhelmed by his generosity and wish him the best of luck.
If you would like to support Aaron and make a donation please visit his just giving page on the link below
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I have no idea where the week goes! this week in particular has just flown by - probably because it has been jam packed with so many additional exciting things.
Monday (18.9.17) was the launch of our first new 'One Day Wonder' event. The entire school celebrated HARVEST and produced some wonderful work about this very special time of year! Look out for a collection of the children's work in our school reception in the next week or so. We have also been staggered by the generosity of the children and our school community in the amount of food that has been donated for 3 local charities/worthy causes. Over 1250 items of food have been donated during the week! SO PROUD OF YOU ALL!
Friday afternoon (22.9.17) we held our very popular, whole school, annual event 'THE OLD BASFORD MINI MARATHON!' All 457 pupils (including our afternoon nursery children) ran a significant distance around the perimeter of our beautiful school grounds. The children competed brilliantly, encouraging one another around the course and each child gave it their very best! Congratulations to the top 3 boys and girls in each year group who stood on the medal podium and were applauded by the rest of the school for their impressive long distance ability.
We wish Mr Hill the very best in the Nottingham Robin Hood Half Marathon this weekend. If you are going along to support the event please look out for him and give him an extra cheer.
Over 160 children have attended an extra curricula club this week! AMAZING! Thank you all for your efforts and commitment - and also A BIG THANK YOU to all the members of staff for giving up their time before, during lunch and after school to allow our children these opportunities! (Opportunities Bring Success!) look out for the EXTRA CURRICULA CLUBS blackboard outside the main office to see which clubs will be on next week!
Attendance this week was 96.6% which is GOOD. Well done to everyone who is 'CROSSING THE LINE BEFORE 10 TO 9' each morning! We are continuing to reward and monitor excellent punctuality throughout school.
Wishing everyone a wonderful weekend, I'll be supporting Mr Hill and a number of friends at the Embankment this weekend at the Marathon - might see you there!
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Y5/6 FOOTBALL TEAM TRAINING STARTS WITH A BANG
Mr Hill and Mr Burrows were delighted to run their first school team training session at lunchtime today (8.9.17). 30 children were a part of today's lunchtime club and Mr Burrows and Mr Hill are already impressed by the standard of players!