Avening Primary School

Avening Primary School: a happy, warm learning environment in the heart of the picturesque village of Avening, where we all aim to 'fly'!

Thank you Westonbirt School for a fabulous, magical day ⭐️

What better way to bring pupils together from Cricklade Manor Prep School, Heywood Prep, Hatherop Castle School, Avening Primary School, Westonbirt Prep School,Airthrie, Silverhill School & Day Nursery, and Leighterton Primary School, than to magically change Westonbirt School into Hogwarts for a Harry Potter Literacy Day where the children have written letters with invisible ink, unleashed their drama skills, and even enjoyed a feast fit for Hagrid.

Come and see us in action tomorrow, Friday 11 October, at our Open Morning, 9:15-12 noon. We look forward to showing off our happy, hard-working school - and there’s coffee and cake too! Here are a few photos of proud children and parents from last week’s Celebration in the Classrooms ⭐️

It’s World Mental Health Day and our fabulous School Council have raised over £100 for Young Minds #HelloYellow ⭐️

Feeling very proud of our School and Eco Councillors for their litter picking on the Avening Playing Field this morning - something they asked to do. Our children are respectful and community-minded. 👏👍🏻🤗

[07/12/19]   We were incredibly fortunate to have had the pleasure of watching international pianist Clare Hammond perform today at The Tetbury Goods Shed. We were mesmerised and inspired!

Please support us if you are in Malmesbury!

We are one of the community matters boxes at Waitrose in Malmesbury this month. Please save your tokens and pop them in the box. There are a few FOAS members that regularly go to Malmesbury, so if you shop at a different store, please pass any tokens on and we can get them in the box 👍🏻 thanks for your continued support 😍

Thank you to Westonbirt School for arranging the visit from the wonderful Bethlehem dancers. The Owls were lucky- and after exhausted(!)- after their workshop!

It’s enrichment week, this year with an eco theme. Fleur from our Eco Council explains all: ‘In the previous few days we have taken part in an assortment of enthralling activities such as: art in the Forest School garden with Mrs Carter, kitchen-related activities with Mrs Wilkinson, eco-bricks with Mrs Gater and Dr Carter, collaging with Miss Smith, a visit from Bethlehem dancers, and dancing with Mr Wilkinson! In the dance, Saturn is representing deforestation, Mars is representing sea creatures, Neptune is representing litter pickers and Jupiter is representing vehicle gas pollution. We’ve also made a sculpture of waves from recycled plastic bottles. In every plastic bottle is a message promoting saving the ocean or environment. ‘ Come along at 2:45 tomorrow to watch the dance, then enjoy the Summer fete where our jams, chutneys, crafts and art work from this week will also be on sale!

Please support us by posting your green tokens in Stroud Waitrose 😊

Waitrose in Stroud are hosting FOAS as one of their community matters token boxes this month. If you shop at Waitrose or know people who do then please pop the tokens in our box. Thank you for your support 👍

Friends of Avening School

Only 10 days until this years Bear Hunt! It’s going to be more fun than a panda on a slide! Final planning meeting tonight - you don’t need to be a member of FOAS to join the fun! 8pm 27 Sandford Leaze 🐾🐻🐼🐾

Fantastic Woolsack team and medals presented by Eddie the Eagle Edwards. 👏🌟🏃🏽‍♂️🏃🏼‍♀️🦅🦉🏆🏅


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What a beautiful day for a sponsored walk, following an incredible theatre trip to see Matilda at the Bristol Hippodrome yesterday. This afternoon our maths team came a very close 4th in the 24 competition too and we have 12 runners in Monday’s Woolsack Races in Tetbury. We have amazing children 🤗👏

[05/12/19]   We have a parent information session on online safety tomorrow- 2 pm 13 May in the Village Hall. The session is being run by Gloucestershire Police School Beat team. Please join us if you can.


Avening School Sport on Twitter

We enjoyed welcoming Tom from Tetbury Cricket Club into our assembly this afternoon to explain about the taster sessions coming up for KS2. Thank you Tom 🏏🏆🤗


twitter.com “Tom from @TetburyCC talked to everyone in assembly today to explain about the cricket coaching they are going to provide for KS2. Lots of enthusiastic future cricketers were very keen to get involved! #active #Cricket #fun”

The Yellow-Lighted Bookshop

Highly recommend this event happening in Tetbury this weekend for all of our bookworms! The way we teach writing at Avening is inspired by Pie Corbett’s brilliant approach to story-telling.

This man - this marvellous man - will be doing storytelling for the 7-11 year age group on Saturday at our Big Book Weekend. Tickets only £1 from the Good Shed or through our website: https://shed-arts.co.uk/event/pie-corbett-storytelling-for-7-11-year-olds/
Pie Corbett, you are a marvel.

We are very excited to be joining Mowgli in the jungle for our Rudyard Kipling inspired World Book Day. We can’t wait to see you all tomorrow! Don’t forget our bedtime story evening with FOAS hot chocolate too!

[02/01/19]   School closed today due to snow. Stay warm everyone and see you on Monday. ❄️☃️

We think it possibly was The Greatest Show 😊🎤🎼👏#yvconcerts

Not sure who is having more fun this evening... children or staff😂

Rehearsals in full swing and Tony Hadley is in the house 😃🎹🎼🎤 Young Voices 2019!

Term ended with a beautiful Christmas carol service at the church... then we had a very special visitor. Happy Christmas to all of our friends and families - see you in 2019!

[11/30/18]   Thank you FOAS for a busy, fun, festive Christmas Extravaganza and to the Avening community for your support! What a lovely way to start the weekend 🎄❄️ 🎅🏼 😊

Year 6 had a brilliant and informative morning at Gloucestershire Constabulary HQ on Friday learning all about staying safe online with Click and her friends. For more information on #esafety see...


A big thank you to our School community for raising £157.07 for Children in Need. The School Council Bake-Off was won by the Owls who were presented with the winning wooden spoon in our Celebration Assembly. The School Council then sold lots of delicious cakes after school as our contribution to the charity. Good work School Councillors!

[10/12/18]   Open Morning today! It might be wet and windy outside, but inside our school it’s warm, dry and welcoming! Come along for a guided tour and see us in action 🦉

[10/10/18]   'Small School, Big Welcome'
We warmly invite you to come and join us for our Open Morning on Friday 12 October, 9.15 - 12 noon. We are proud of nurturing, family ethos and look forward to sharing our special place of learning with you. Guided tours will be completed with a coffee and a delicious slice of Mrs Wilkinson's legendary cake! We hope to see you soon.🦉

We’re a finalist at the Gloucestershire Active Schools Awards in two categories 😀🥇⚽️🏑🤺🤸🏽‍♂️🏸 Young Leader of the Year and The Engagement of All Young People in Physical Activity.


Avening Primary on Twitter

We’ve achieved another GOLD! What a GREAT start to the new school year to achieve recognition for the many sporting opportunities the children at our school enjoy! It’s no wonder that we’ve also been nominated for the Gloucestershire schools’ equivalent of the Oscars. The award ceremony takes place later this month....

Last year 100% of pupils represented the school brilliantly in at least 1 sports competition. 95% of KS2 pupils took part in at least 1 active extra-curricular club. Well done EVERYONE!

Thank you to our dedicated coach and leader, Mr Wilkinson whose drive and commitment knows no bounds! 🏆


twitter.com “No wonder we’ve been nominated for the Gloucestershire schools’ sports equivalent of the Oscars 🥇🏆🏸⚽️🏏🤸🏽‍♂️🏊🏼‍♂️🏉🏑🤺#SportIsAGreatTeacher #proud @YourSchoolGames https://t.co/wdRQnn4X2K”

[09/04/18]   We are looking forward to welcoming everyone back to school this morning. We’ve got lots of exciting things planned for the start of the new term! 😀

Thank you to Mr Dillon and the SWR team for a musical evening full of fun and talent. We loved it!

A fantastic night was had by all at the wonderful Proms in the Park tonight. A huge thank you to Mr Dillon and his brilliant team and of course all of the SWR, St Mary's and Avening School students and the Nailsworth Silver Band.

It was the last of our Live Stories project sessions this week - a celebration of the stories shared, crafts completed and friendships forged. It has been a wonderful experience working with residents of Steppes Care Home. Thank you to all involved. We hope to continue our inter-generational work next term.

What an exciting morning meeting the Premier Trophy! After an active assembly, everyone met the trophy, took part in Supermovers and had a training session with Cheltenham Town Football Club. It was utterly fantastic! Thank you @PLCommunities @BBC_Teach #PLPrimarystars #supermovers 🤩🏆 Have a look at the galleries section on the school website for lots more photographs of us with the trophy!

Amazing Team Avening! We won two out of three races and held the course record until the last race, when we were pipped by St Mary’s. Great fun and thank you to the parents for supporting us!

Whole school sponsored walk in progress. Feeling very thankful it has stopped raining ☔️😊 #healthyschool #happyschool

Look who came to visit us today! Dale Vince not only got us to try some delicious vegan lunches, but he also helped us to celebrate our new Forest Green Rovers ambassadors- Ralph and Olivia 😁⚽️ #WeAreFGR

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Personal bests achieved on the climbing wall yesterday and everyone was challenged by the trapeze. New skills learnt at fencing and archery. We are looking forward to breakfast and getting ready to take on the challenge course. Prepare for MUD! #residential

The Owls had a great first day of the residential abseiling and orienteering. They sang songs around the campfire before bed. After a very quiet night, the team looked forward to today's challenges including archery, climbing and trapeze. #residential #fun #courage


This is very exciting news for our Super Moving school... a visit from the Premier League Trophy! See the article for how we achieved this 🤩

www.bbc.co.uk A place for schools to find out information about the Super Mover campaign.

We can’t wait until our Peter Pan themed World Book Day tomorrow. Here are some of our amazing and talented parents currently transforming our school into Neverland! 🤩

We would like to say we have ‘extraordinary’ children at our school who have been amazing at tonight’s Young Voices concert! Here we are singing with the talented Natalie Williams. All you have to do is be extraordinary! 🎤🎼🌟

Parents v children dance off. No prizes for guessing who won 🕺🏼💃🏼😄

Pop medley rehearsal in full swing 🎤😀

Young Voices rehearsal has begun 😀

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Monday 09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 09:00 - 17:00
Friday 09:00 - 17:00
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Avening Church Avening Church
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Avening, GL8 8ND

The Church of the Holy Cross, in Avening Gloucestershire is an active church with services at 11am every Sunday. The beautiful building dates back to 1080