Krishna Avanti Primary School is a Hindu-faith Free School for boys and girls that opened in September 2011. It will add a new year group each year and be full with a capacity for 420 pupils by September 2017.
We belong to a family of schools under the umbrella of the Avanti Schools Trust, an organisation which strives for educational excellence, character development and a growing spiritual awareness for all their young people, and the designated religious authority is the iFoundation.
Both the Trust and the religious authority are inspired by and draw upon the teachings of Krishna Chaitanya, part of the same religious tradition as ISKCON, the International Society for Krishna Consciousness. This means that the nature of Collective Worship and Religious Studies will be broadly reflective of the practices and teachings of ISKCON. The Trust and religious authority are independent legal entities and they may choose to collaborate with ISKCON in instances which will benefit the Avanti schools
The school is set in 5 acres of land, on Spencefield Lane in Leicester, in Evington Hall. The Grade 2 listed building was built for the High Sheriff of Leicester and was also once a Catholic Convent. The main house has great character with beautiful features including an extraordinary library area. It is set in tranquil grounds making this a wonderful site for an excellent learning environment for all children of any faith and background and providing a spacious learning environment both indoors and outdoors.
The school offers a values based, broad and stimulating curriculum, with the addition of yoga, meditation, Spanish, and soon to be reintroduced, Sanskrit (the root of most eastern and western languages).
Evington Hall was built in 1800’s as the home of the Sheriff of Leicester. Set in 5 acres of lush grounds, the site provides an ideal environment for learning. There has been a major refurbishment and new build programme which now provides:
Every person is capable of great things, given the opportunity. We all have our different strengths and lead in different areas. Our school will be striving to give every child the opportunity to shine - whilst congratulating, supporting and celebrating the successes of others. As Principal of Krishna Avanti Primary School, I will be working hard and leading my team to ensure that we find out what your child enjoys; what your child needs help with; and with the positive collaboration of parents, help the children to be brilliant.