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'Sowing the Seeds for Success'

Welcome to Aveton Gifford Church of England Primary School


A very warm welcome to Aveton Gifford C. of E. (V.C.) Primary School. We are a small, friendly 'village school' in the heart of our local community. Our original school building opened in 1867, to provide education for the village and parish of Aveton Gifford. We continue to provide an education of the highest quality for all of our pupils, within the context of Christian belief and practice.


Our talented staff ensure that learning is exciting, imaginative, enjoyable and accessible for all. We provide a broad and balanced curriculum both in school hours and through our wide range of extra-curricular activities.We are committed to helping pupils reach their full potential, so they are well prepared for the next stages of their educational development.


Our children enjoy learning in a safe, happy and supportive environment, where parental involvement is actively encouraged.



Aveton Gifford C of E (VC) Primary School joined the First Federation, which is part of the 
First Federation Trust, on 1st September 2012. 
The First Federation Trust is a family of schools whose aim is to be outstanding in everything we do.


Our Ethos Statement


This is a Church of England School in the Diocese of Exeter.

Recognising its historic foundation, the school will preserve and develop its religious character in accordance with the principles and practice of the Church of England and in partnership with the Church and the Parish and the Diocese.

The 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 experiences it offers to all its pupils.


Our Mission Statement


At Aveton Gifford C of E Primary School we promote a welcoming happy community based on trust and mutual respect, where all individuals feel that they are valued and belong.  We endeavour to help children achieve their full potential academically, creatively, spiritually and socially by encouraging a love of learning and the development of self-esteem, and confidence.  As a church school we embed our Christian values into everyday learning and foster a respect for other people and their beliefs.



"The leadership team has maintained the good quality of education in the school since the last inspection" (Ofsted 2016)


"The Head of Teaching and Learning is securing consistently high-quality teaching" (Ofsted 2016)


"Throughout the school, pupils are exceptionally eager to learn and to support each other.  Their behaviour is impeccable and they attend school regularly" (Ofsted 2016)


"The school has retained its distinctive and strong Christian ethos and community involvement" (Ofsted 2016)