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Aveton Gifford C E Primary School
Fore Street, Aveton Gifford, TQ7 4LB, UK Kingsbridge
+44 (0)1548 550262

Dear Parents

A very warm welcome to you and your child from all of us at Aveton Gifford Primary School.

In this prospectus you will find information about our school ranging from our aims and details about the curriculum to uniform, useful names and addresses and dates for the coming year.

Our main aim is for the children to achieve their best during the years they spend at this school.

Together, parents and teachers work in a partnership and can achieve a great deal during these most formative years at Aveton Gifford Primary School.

This prospectus will be updated annually.

If anything is unclear, please come and discuss it with us.

We shall be pleased to see you.

Yours sincerely,

Mrs. V. Moody


We aim

  • To provide a broad and balanced education which fulfils the demands of the National Curriculum and is delivered in an interesting way.
  • To enable each child to work to the highest possible standard and to achieve his/her full potential whatever his/her physical, mental or emotional needs.
  • For children to have an enquiring mind and to develop a love of learning.
  • For children to be numerate and literate and also gain confidence and experience in a wide range of practical activities including art, drama, music and modern technology.
  • To encourage children to be happy, co-operative and self motivated.
  • To help children to be self disciplined and able to organise themselves effectively and with confidence taking responsibility for their own possessions and actions.
  • To expect, encourage and promote high standards of behaviour.
  • That the school takes an active part in community life; encouraging links with the play group, church, other village groups and local schools.
  • To develop and promote the excellent facilities which are available at Aveton Gifford including swimming pool and environmental area.
  • To recognise and develop the "family spirit" of the school by encouraging children to care for others, and take pride in their school and the local environment.
  • To recognise that the education of children is a partnership between parents and the school. We actively encourage parental involvement in education.
  • To encourage children to develop skills and interests which may extend to creative leisure pursuits outside school.


Children commence full time education as follows:

September for children whose 5th birthday is between 1st September and 28th/29th February.

January for children whose 5th birthday is between 1st March and 31st August.

This is in line with Devon County Policy.

During the previous term children may attend school for one half day per week usually for three weeks. This is followed by attendance for one whole day.

This facility enables the children to become familiar with staff, other pupils and the school environment, ensuring a smooth transition to full time education in the following term.

Parents who wish to enrol their children are very welcome to visit the school. An appointment should be made with the Head teacher.

The planned admission level (PAL) for this school year is 12. This figure is set by the Local Education Authority.

The Governors have an admission policy which gives priority of admission to children who live within the designated area of the school or have brothers and sisters here. Other applications for places are subject to available places and individual needs.


The curriculum is organised to meet the requirements of the National Curriculum and our school aims.

Core subjects, Maths, English and Science form the basic curriculum. Technology, History, Geography, Music, IT, Art, Drama and Physical Education provide a broad balance. Religious Education and cross curricular subjects e.g. citizenship and skills also form an important part of the children's learning.

We aim to provide an active, child-based learning environment to enable every child to fulfil their potential academically, socially and morally, in order to prepare them for their place in society, at work and in their leisure time.


These include
- Choir
- Recorder Group
- Football,
- Swimming,
- Netball
- French.

Other clubs have taken place depending on adult help/demand eg. Drama, Indoor Games.

We thank Staff and Parents for giving generously of their time so that these activities can take place.

Charging for Activities

We feel that visits outside school are of great benefit to the education of the children. They form an important part of the Outdoor Education Programme of the Curriculum.

Children are given the opportunity to take part in day visits, throughout their school career. We try to keep the cost of these visits to a minimum. Sometimes these visits are subsidised.

There are often visitors who come to the school to give a talk/performance. Where possible we will cover these costs ourselves.

Children in Year 5 and 6 have the opportunity to go on a residential field trip each summer. The pattern of these visits is -

Year 1 - The Wembworthy Centre, North Devon
Year 2 - Start Bay Centre, South Devon

It is our policy to ask for voluntary contributions, when we plan educational visits which support the Curriculum. Anyone is welcome to discuss any problems this may cause and we will see what we can do to help financially.

If we are unable to cover the cost of a visit or an experience, then the event will not go ahead!

We have a Charging Policy which asks children to make a contribution towards the cost of materials/ingredients when -
- making complex models for technology
- cooking
- fired and glazed pottery
- larger items of needlework/craft

If poor behaviour by a child causes school equipment to be damaged, we will ask parents to pay for/towards the cost of repairs/replacement.

For visits which take place out of the immediate vicinity of the school, we will notify you of the details and ask you to sign a permission slip.

For other local visits e.g. Village Green, Church, Village Walk, we would not ask for your permission, as this would have already been given on a general permission form attached to the admission form.

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