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

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.

We hope everyone had a happy Christmas and hope you all enjoyed the break. Please click here for a letter re return on 4th January 2022 for your info.

Tour Dates for Autumn 2021

Due to the COVID19 restrictions and to ensure that we keep our pupils and staff as safe as possible we will have to limit the number of parents to one per family that can attend tours and we will be requesting that no buggies are brought in.

Our tour dates are:

  1. Monday 20th September 1.15pm
  2. Wednesday 29th September 9.15am
  3. Monday 4th October 1.15pm – FULL
  4. Wednesday 20th October 9.15am – FULL
  5. Wednesday 3rd November 9.15am – FULL
  6. Monday 15th November 1.15pm – FULL
  7. Wednesday 24th November 9.15am – FULL
  8. Monday 29th November 1.15pm – FULL
  9. Wednesday 1st December 9.15am – FULL
  10. Monday 6th December 1.15pm – FULL
  11. Monday 10th January 1.15pm
  12. Wednesday 12th January 9.15am

If you wish to book a tour to view our amazing school please either call 01375 672138 or email admin@giffardsprimary.thurrock.sch.uk.

Please click here for more information about our tours 

In the meantime feel free to take a ‘walk’ around our wonderful school via 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.

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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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 – 7th March 2017

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 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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