Welcome to the website of Giffards Primary School.
We were delighted to welcome children back from 8th March – please see letter sent to parents with the arrangements for the reopening
Parents Evening – Summer Term
Thank you very much to parents and carers for completing the questionnaire and for your comments and responses about our school. We had 163 responses. Please click here to see the collated responses.
I would like to say thank you for your overwhelmingly supportive and positive responses. I am proud to report that 98.16% of you stated that you would recommend Giffards Primary School to another parent.
Parents’ suggestions are gratefully received and will be considered as we move forwards throughout the year. The results of the survey as well as all of your comments will be discussed and shared at the next governor’s meeting and with staff. Some comments were in relation to the protective measures we have put in place to keep our whole community safe whilst we are dealing with Covid-19. We are constantly reviewing the measures we take and I appreciate the staggered starts and finishes and school meals in classrooms are not ideal, but whilst we need to try and keep bubbles separate to limit any potential spread of the infection these measures will need to remain.
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.
We have dedicated a separate page for COVID19 updates so do please feel free to check it out. It has lots of useful resources around mental wellbeing for all the family too.
Please see below for our up to date news.
Tour Dates for Parent of children starting school in September 2021:
Due to the COVID19 restrictions and to ensure that we keep our pupils and staff as safe as possible we are sadly unable to carry out our usual personal tours at the moment. However you can take a walk around our wonderful school via our Virtual Tour by clicking on the below link:
Also for parents who have a child due to start in Early Years Foundation Stage in September 2021 please see some further information about our EYFS by clicking here
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.
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.
We hope you find out latest newsletter interesting and informative. Please, as always, do contact us if you have any queries
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 respectively. Brilliant main report, a big thank you to all the staff, pupils and governors for their hard work. Also useful remote visit report.