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Visions and Values

Aveton Gifford C of E (VC) Primary School has been a member of the First Federation Trust since 2012.


The First Federation believes that: All are created in the image of God and uniquely talented by Him. Everyone is a child of God and immeasurably loved by Him.


The Ethos of our Federation


The First Federation believes firmly that Christian principles must underpin all our work with children.  We want our children to grow up in our school to understand the Christian values of love, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self control identified in Galatians, Chapter 5, verses 22,23.


We recognise each school's historic foundation and will preserve and develop their religious character in accordance with the principles of the Church of England and in partnership with the Churches at parish and diocesan level.


Each school aims to serve its community by providing an education of the highest quality within the context of Christian belief and practice.  It encourages an understanding of the meaning and significance of faith, and promotes Christian values through the experience it offers to all its pupils.


Adapted from the model Ethos statement Church of England and the Church in Wales. 

Sowing the Seeds for Success


As a small school, at Aveton Gifford we are able to celebrate each pupil’s uniqueness. We aim to create a safe and stimulating environment whereby our children experience challenging, creative and exciting learning opportunities; raising our communities’ aspirations for all.  Pupils learn of their place in their rural and coastal setting and comparatively the wider world.

We aim to strengthen our community and church links for the benefit of all.

Our unique outdoor environment including an enhanced play area, swimming pool and forest school, enables children to explore their physical and social capabilities.  Our indoor learning environment challenges pupil’s personal academic growth. 

Our Christian distinctiveness is based upon our school values of friendship, perseverance, trust, joy, thankfulness and compassion which underpin how we aim to nurture the whole child’s personal growth whilst striving to Flourish, Aspire and Achieve academically. 


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