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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


School Vision Statement 


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. 



"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)


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