Welcome to the website of Giffards Primary School.

Please see below for our up to date news.

We are delighted to announce details of our After School Club that we are running ourselves with school staff from Monday 29th January 2024.

Please see below links for the web address for booking as well we details of how to book and lots of other information we hope you find useful:


Letter to parents re After School Provision

Parent FAQs

Our Spring Term Parents Evening booking will be open on 26th March at 7pm, please see below for the letter detailing the dates and the instructions for how to book:

Spring 2023-24 Parents Evening letter 

SCOPAY Parent Guide – Parents Evening

Please click on the relevant link below to find out what the children are working on during this term, Spring 2024.

EYFS Parent Information

Year 1 Parent Information

Year 2 Parent Information

Year 3 Parent Information

Year 4 Parent Information

Year 5 Parent Information

Year 6 Parent Information

If anyone is interested  in becoming a teacher please do click on this link to find out more information about Essex & Thames SCITT

We carry out small parent tours for children starting in Foundation Stage. The tours for children due to start school in September 2024 have now all been completed however if you wish to see our lovely school please do feel free to check out 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.

We are pleased to be part of the National School Breakfast Club programme, funded by the DfE,  that helps fund our Breakfast Club and therefore allows us to offer certain families access to free Breakfast Club. We are really grateful to the NSBC for their support.

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You will find our latest newsletter here for your information too  – latest newsletter

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

Ofsted March 2022

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 2020 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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