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Krishna Avanti Primary School

Krishna Avanti Primary School
Address
Camrose Avenue
Edgware, HA8 6ES,  United Kingdom
Information
School type Voluntary aided academy
Religious affiliation(s) Hindu
Established 2008
LEA Harrow
Ofsted number 135171
Chairperson Nitesh Gor
Headteacher Naina Parmar
Gender Mixed
Age range 3-12
Number of students 29 (as of January 2009)[1]
Website

The Krishna Avanti school, is Britain's first state-funded Hindu school.[2]

A second Hindu primary school is due to open in Leicester in September 2011.[3]

History

Krishna Avanti Primary School opened in borrowed space in nearby Little Stanmore School in September 2008.[4] A permanent location was built at the William Ellis Playing Fields in Edgware, suggested to I-Foundation as a possible site by Harrow Council, opening in September 2009. In January 2010, the school held an event for the press to see the new school.The Queen visited the school for her Diamond Jubilee in Harrow.[5]

The School opened with a single form, a Reception class, and will add one form each year until 2016 when it will have the nursery and 210 primary school pupils. The school is already four times oversubscribed and the Guardian reported that "I-Foundation is considering two locations for a secondary – one in London and the other in Leicester – and anticipates a similar level of demand for places."[6]

The school became an academy on 1 September 2012.

Campus

Krishna Avanti Primary School's campus layout and design was informed by Vastu Shastra. The architectural design was done by the firm Cottrell & Vermeulen.[7] The grounds include a temple built from hand-carved Makrana marble from Rajasthan, a meditation garden and an outdoor amphitheatre.[8]

Curriculum

Extracurricular activities

See also

References

External links

  • Krishna Avanti School

Coordinates: 51°36′15″N 0°16′49″W / 51.6042°N 0.2803°W / 51.6042; -0.2803

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