Welcome to Heathfield

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.

We welcome participation by parents and carers in all aspects of school life, and we look forward to working in partnership with you. No-one knows your child better than you and for this reason we very much value your co-operation to ensure the best possible outcomes for your child. If you would like paper copies of any of our policies, these are free of charge. Please contact the school office for such requests.

Yours sincerely,

Gary Fullwood – Executive Headteacher

  • Library SR
    Library SR
  • Outdoor Gym
    Outdoor Gym
  • KS1 Shelter
    KS1 Shelter
  • EYFS Yard
    EYFS Yard
  • EYFS Writing Shed
    EYFS Writing Shed
  • EYFS Construction Zone
    EYFS Construction Zone
  • Scotland Road Entrance
    Scotland Road Entrance
  • EYFS Entrance
    EYFS Entrance
  • Heathfield
  • Library
  • Whole School Art
    Whole School Art
  • Breakfast and After School Club
    Breakfast and After School Club
  • Year 5 & 6
    Year 5 & 6
  • Year 1 & 2
    Year 1 & 2
  • Year 4
    Year 4
  • Reception
  • Nursery at Kersall Drive
    Nursery at Kersall Drive
  • KS1 playground
    KS1 playground
  • View from the Nature Garden
    View from the Nature Garden
  • EYFS Homework Project
    EYFS Homework Project
  • Year 5/6
    Year 5/6
  • RSC Associate school
    RSC Associate school
  • Whole school Art Project
    Whole school Art Project
  • Friendship area Kersall Drive
    Friendship area Kersall Drive
  • Kersall Drive
    Kersall Drive
  • Kersall Drive
    Kersall Drive
  • Kersall Drive Library
    Kersall Drive Library
  • F2 Kersal Drive
    F2 Kersal Drive
  • Scotland Road
    Scotland Road
  • EYFS Scotland Road
    EYFS Scotland Road
  • Scotland Road
    Scotland Road
  • KS2 Scotland Road
    KS2 Scotland Road
  • Scotland Road
    Scotland Road

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 highquality 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.

We use a Child friendly pledge throughout school to ensure that our pledge has relevance to our children.

In addition, we follow the Heathfield Pledge in Practice. This shows our commitment to our pupils in each of their year groups as they progress through Heathfield on their learning journey.  

Click on the icon below to join our Heathfield Primary and Nursery Facebook Group. Please note that this is a ‘closed group’ and access is restricted to parents and carers of current pupils.


Class teachers are also available to receive emails from parents on the class email addresses (classname@heathfield.Nottingham.sch.uk). If you have not done so yet, we recommend you get in touch for advice or suggestions of how to help your child at home.