Aveley Primary School is set in large and extensive grounds on the periphery of Aveley Village, in Thurrock Education Authority. It is within easy reach (5 minutes) of the A13 into London/Southend and the Dartford Crossing.
In September 2005 KS1 and KS2 came together in one building. The original village school building has been developed into the local Children’s Centre. The school has close links with the Early Years providers based in the Centre.
The school has grown in size again over the last few years and now has two forms of entry in each year group and three in years 2 and 3. A new 4 classroom block for Years 1 & 2 at the front of the school was opened in September 2012. We have also created more space by using a double decker bus for our library.
Staff are dedicated, hardworking and supportive of each other. The school has a Learning Development Centre and Pastoral Manager.
All classes have some ancillary support to work alongside the classteacher. Children with Special Educational Needs are well catered for with adult support and a non-class based SENCo.
The catchment area of Aveley Primary School is in a mixed housing environment; the school has approximately 25% of children on free school meals. The school has positive links with the local community, notably with church groups and the secondary schools.
The school has the Basic Skills Quality Mark, the Active Mark award, and Silver Primary Science Quality Mark and Silver Artsmark Award. The school has a strong school ethos, followed by all staff and children.
The Headteacher, Governors, together with a dedicated and hard-working team of teachers, aim to provide the best education and a variety of opportunities for all our children.