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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. 

Mrs Fern de Beer, Head Teacher

Head Teachers Welcome


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




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'Sowing the Seeds for Success'



"Pupils are at the heart of this inclusive village school. Leaders are determined that all pupils reach their full potential. Pupils say the school is like ‘one big family’.  A large proportion of parents and carers also share this view. Pupils love coming to school."  Ofsted, June 2021.


"Pupils’ enthusiasm for the wide range of opportunities on offer shines through. This helps their personal development. They excitedly describe how they use the school swimming pool to prepare them for a life by the coast. Staff prioritise helping pupils to develop their interests."  Ofsted, June 2021.


"Leaders and teachers know their pupils well. They have a particularly strong understanding of the needs of pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND). Staff ensure that pupils receive effective support. As a result, pupils with SEND make strong progress."  Ofsted, June 2021.


"The curriculum has been planned well to make good use of the school grounds in order to bring learning alive." Ofsted, June 2021. 

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