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 child 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. 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.
Aveley Primary was last inspected by Ofsted at the end of June 2014, where the school was judged ‘Good’. The report states that the quality of teaching is good with some that is outstanding. Teachers create a purposeful climate in which all pupils are encouraged to try their best at all times and to enjoy their learning.
The school has achieved the 10 years Basic Skills Quality Mark award, Silver Science Quality Mark and Silver Artsmark in the last year. 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, are looking forward to building on our achievements.