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Infant School

A UNICEF Rights Respecting School

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Dear Parents


Welcome to Old Basing Infant School


As a Rights Respecting School, everyone at Old Basing Infant School is nurtured within a happy, healthy, safe and sustainable environment. We develop kindness, independence and resilience in everyone within a fun-loving, inspirational and collaborative community. All are encouraged to achieve their full potential through being curious and courageous, leading to a love of learning for life.


We aim to teach children to know how to stay safe and adopt a healthy lifestyle whilst preparing them both academically and socially to become the citizens of the future.  We do this in partnership with parents, governors and the wider community.

We pride ourselves on the quality of our teaching and learning, the excellence of our environment and the high level of resources we provide for our school community.  We believe in delivering a creative curriculum which engages children, promotes inclusion and focuses on high achievement for all. We encourage children to value effort and challenge and we want them to be responsible and effective independent learners who are able to take their learning on.


Children have right to have a say in the things which affect them and to have their views taken seriously (Article 12 UNCRC) and to this end we ensure children are making decisions about their learning, their school and their environment. We engage them in exploring the world and engaging in activities and campaigns where they can voice their opinions, use their voice and make a difference, even if only a small one sometimes.


In June 2022 Ofsted recognised Old Basing Infants as a ‘Good’ school, making the following comments in their report:

‘Pupils are full of enthusiasm for learning and proud to belong to Old Basing Infant School. They arrive every morning, happy and eager to learn.’


‘Leaders have a strong vision for all pupils to develop a ‘love of learning for life’. They have high expectations and support pupils to achieve well. Pupils at this school get a good deal. They leave the school confident, well prepared for junior school and excited to continue to learn about the wider world.’


‘Personal development is a priority at this school’.


We are proud of our school and the work we do support every child to thrive and enjoy learning and we aim to achieve the very best outcome possible for every child both personally, socially and academically.


In October 2021 Old Basing Infant School was recognised by UNICEF as a Gold Rights Respecting School once again. This award is recognition of the work we do to educate children about their rights, the rights of all children, our fundamental British Values, and what it means to be an active member of a community and to live in our diverse country where all are respected and protected from prejudice. This Rights Respecting Gold Status underpins our ethos and values and our individuality as a school.


I hope you feel confident to choose Old Basing Infant School for your child and we look forward to welcoming you to our community in the near future.


Mrs. Tracey McCarley