Welcome to the website of Giffards Primary School.

Please click here if you have any concerns if your child is unwell and what to some guidance might be useful to you around what to do if your child is ill and you are unsure whether they need to remain at home or take a COVID test.

NHS – Advice for Parents and Schools

Please see here for the letter that was sent out confirming arrangements for Years 1 -6 from September.

A separate letter was sent to our new EYFS families, as their transition is slightly different – EYFS arrangements for Sept 2020.

We understand that many of the children may be a little concerned  about how the school will look and run from September.

Below are some details that will hopefully allay most of those fears, please do share with your child if you can – please click on the relevant link.

EYFS presentationMrs Lawrence reading a story for her new class,    Mrs Vickers reading a story for her new class

Year 1 and 2 presentation

Year 3 and 4 presentation

Year 5 and 6 presentation

We take our obligations around health and safety and safeguarding of all of our staff, pupils and their families very seriously and we can assure you that everything we do bears this is mind. Here is the risk assessment that we have produced confirming the changes we have made to the school to ensure the safety of everyone.


Latest information for Parents and Carers around the fully re-opening of schools in September – dated 2nd July 2020

Latest Information for Parents and Carers about attending out of school settings during COVID19 situation – dated 1st July 2020

Home learning from June 15th

How to practice digital safety during COVID 19

Information from Thurrock to help support you and your family: Support Line and  Support Pack

Online Safety Support Letter

Newsletter from Essex Police

Looking after our Feelings and Body leaflet   and link to DfE Supporting Children and Young People latest guidance

Poster from St Lukes Hospice with information for people who have sadly lost loved ones during this pandemic

List of free resources for home educating published by the DfE

Children’s Guide to Corona Virus and Thurrock Well-Being Support Pack

Please see below for our up to date news.

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 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.

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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Tour Dates for Parent of children starting school in September 2020

We hold small tours for parents who are interested in their children coming to our school who are due to start in September 2021. The dates are being confirmed soon so please keep your eye out.


Please contact the school on 01375 672138 or admin@giffardsprimary.thurrock.sch.uk to book on one so you can see our delightful school for yourself. We look forward to meeting you.

Latest newsletter

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

Latest Ofsted report

Please click on the link to view the Ofsted report that was sent home for the inspection that was carried out on 7th March 2017. Brilliant report, a big thank you to all the staff, pupils and governors for their hard work.


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