AFTER it was rated ‘outstanding’ by government inspectors, a school on the outskirts of the Dispatch district has unveiled a new £170,000 extension.
Old Basford Primary School, wqhich is attended by many pupils from the Bulwell area, is one of the city’s most successful after receiving the top grading from the Office for Standards in Education (OFSTED).
Now the Sheriff of Nottingham, Coun Leon Unczur (Lab), Coun David Mellen (Lab), Nottingham City Council’s lead member for children’s services, and chairman of the school’s governors, Elaine Clifford, have teamed up to cut a special ribbon to officially mark the opening of the extension.
The new building at the school on Percy Street will be a foundation unit and will accommodate nursery and reception pupils.
Built by Heritage Homes, it was funded with £100,000 from the city council and a £70,000 contribution from the school.
The building features two reception classrooms, flexible learning spaces and a toilet. An outdoor play area, covered by a canopy, connects to the adjacent nursery building to provide a shared space for pupils to enjoy.
Mark Precious, the school’s delighted head teacher, “We now have outstanding facilities to match our ‘outstanding’ rating.”
n OUR PHOTO shows Coun Unczur cutting the ribbon alonside Coun Mellen (right), Mrs Clifford, Mr Precious (back row, centre) and Coun Bill Ottewell (Lab) as children look on at the official opening. (PHOTO AND STORY BY: Peter Jordan).