Welcome to the website of Giffards Primary School.

Please see below for our up to date news.

Autumn Term Parent Consultation Meeting letters have now gone out, please see SCOPAY Parent Guide – Parents Evening inc Notes on how to book 


Applications for children starting school in September 2023  are now open and we would love to meet you if you have a child due to start school then. We hold small tours during the school day and these must be pre-booked to ensure there are not too many people on each one. Below are the dates set – please note all tours start at 9.10am sharp so please arrive for 9.05am :

Tuesday 27th September

Wednesday 5th October

Thursday 6th October

Tuesday 18th October

Thursday 20th October

Thursday 3rd November

Wednesday 9th November

Tuesday 15th November

Tuesday 29th November

Plese email us on office@giffardsprimary.thurrock.sch.uk or call us on 01375 672138 to book. We will need to take a few details from you and can then confirm your place.

In the meantime please do feel free to check out our Virtual Tour by clicking on the below link:


Parents and teachers at Giffards Primary School want children to be happy and learn lots of new skills. We believe that these two things can be achieved in an environment where children and adults respect each other, regardless of age, gender or position. We want children to be kind, careful and considerate, friendly and polite, helpful, sensible, honest, hard working and respectful of other people’s opinions, beliefs and property. Children at Giffards are happy and remain at the heart of everything we do.

An important element in a child’s education is the link between home and school. Children learn best when home and school work together so that we can achieve the very best for our children. Please ensure that children attend school every day, are punctual and wearing school uniform. Click to see our current Prospectus  and an explanation of the curriculum that we follow.

All of our key policies are available on the policies page of our website.  Contact us if you have any queries or questions or wish to report your child’s absence.

We are pleased to be part of the National School Breakfast Club programme, funded by the DfE,  that helps fund our Breakfast Club and therefore allows us to offer certain families access to free Breakfast Club. We are really grateful to the NSBC for their support.

As part of our commitment to improving education for our pupils and pupils locally we work closely with other schools, even though a standalone Academy, and are part of the Dilkes Primary Academy Teaching Alliance.

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You will find our latest newsletter here for your information too – Latest Newsletter

We hope you find out latest newsletter interesting and informative. Please, as always, do contact us if you have any queries

Ofsted March 2022

Ofsted Remote Visit November 26th 2020 around impact of COVID within Education

Please click on the link to view the Ofsted reports that were sent home for the inspection that were carried out on 7th March 2017 and 26th November 2020 respectively. Brilliant main report, a big thank you to all the staff, pupils and governors for their hard work. Also useful remote visit report.


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