A Bit About Us 

Avening Primary School is situated in the heart of the picturesque Cotswold village of Avening.


The school building dates from the mid-nineteenth century. However, there is nothing dated about the learning that happens behind the old school walls. Teaching staff innovate, research and collaborate to share current ideas and children are encouraged to take responsibility for their learning, harnessing intrinsic motivation. Everyone involved in the school strives to 'fly'; learning is a life-long process and we aim to make an Avening education the very best it can be

We have four bright, spacious classrooms, each equipped with interactive whiteboards, accommodating pupils from 4-11 years old. Our facilities include two playgrounds, a beautiful nature area, and our before and after school care club - ‘Kites’.  During the school day, we have the use of the adjacent village hall, which we use for lunch and activities needing more space. Hot lunches are cooked on site. We also have use of a field a short distance from the school. 

We have an engaging and challenging curriculum which is built around the requirements of the National Curriculum. We offer Maths, English, Science, ICT, DT, Geography, History, Art, Music, RE, PE, PSHE and Citizenship. Key Stage 2 children also have French lessons. In addition, we run a wide range of extra-curricular clubs, including offering further arts, music and sporting opportunities.

Our classes are named after birds – Eagles (Reception and Year1), Kestrels (Years 1 and 2), Hawks (Years 3 and 4) and Owls (Years 5 and 6). We have a very proactive School Council and many children volunteer for leadership positions - Wellbeing Leaders, Helping Hands, House Captains and Reading Buddies.

As part of The Athelstan Trust,  we have close links to the other schools in the Trust, sharing resources, expertise and opportunities.

We also work closely with other schools in the area, participating in sporting and other events. We also have good links with our neighbour, The Church of the Holy Cross, which we regularly visit for special celebrations.