Posts Tagged ‘school’

Avanti House Secondary School

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

Avanti Schools Trust are delighted to announce that Harrow Borough Council’s cabinet have approved plans for Avanti House Secondary School to be built on Whitchurch Playing Fields, Stanmore.

Cllr Susan Hall Rama Navami

Cllr Susan Hall (right), Leader of Harrow Council announced the good
news to the crowds on Rama Navami at Bhaktivedanta Manor

This long awaited decision follows just days after the completion of a feasibility study by the Education Funding Agency (EFA) who announced earlier in the week that the site is indeed suitable. That evening, Cllr Susan Hall, Leader of Harrow Council was kind enough to attend Ramnavami celebrations at Bhaktivedanta Manor, updating an audience of 2,000 with the latest good news.

The proposal has met with overwhelming and unanimous support from Harrow Council’s cabinet. A new secondary school on the site not only helps to meet the high demand for new school places in the area, but preserves the use of the land for community use; in particular sports and recreation. Avanti Schools Trust will therefore work closely with developers to ensure the school plays an active role in the lives of local people.

A state-of-the-art building will be the centrepiece for the 25 acre site. In addition to the specialised areas (such as performing arts, science and design & technology), sports will also feature prominently, with a full size artificial 3G sports pitch, further natural grass pitches and a multi-use games area.

Avanti Schools Trust will now begin developing a detailed planning application, to be submitted in the summer, enabling a partial handover of the building in time for September 2015, with full completion by September 2016.

On hearing that Harrow Council had granted the site for Avanti House Secondary, Nitesh Gor, Avanti CEO said: “It’s not just good news for the school trust and the parents and pupils, but the whole community of Harrow.

“It’s a really positive development for the school and it has been a long time coming. Once the school is built and there is a permanent base it will have been worth the wait.

“The location of the new school site will not only be perfect for our current students but for the whole community we will serve.”

Avanti Schools Trust will continue to post news of the project on our Facebook page

Open Day – Manor Primary School & Preschool

Friday, January 17th, 2014

Joins us on Thursday 6th February 4pm to 7pm for tours of the school, a chance to speak to the teachers and Headteacher, an opportunity to see the some of the topics and work the children have been involved with and an opportunity to ask questions.

All parents is welcome whether your child is ready for school, already attending school or you are just curious.

Bhaktivedanta Manor primary School

Bhaktivedanta Manor School respects every child as an individual and aims to develop their full academic, spiritual and moral potential. With the benefit of a teacher:pupil ratio of 1:10, the children get lots of attention and the chance to explore their individual talents.

The small class sizes make for a strong academic foundation built on a blend of traditional and modern methods with a range of stimulating activities. Priority is given to reading and writing, music, group singing and performing arts.

The Manor grounds, gardens and farm provide the perfect learning environment for the children. they enjoy a balanced mix of yoga, games, swimming, dance and movement, all of which help develop their health and interpersonal skills to promote selfconfidence and teamwork.

A love of learning is encouraged in a caring atmosphere that helps build the children’s self-esteem, so they can grow as confident and positive individuals of good character, behaviour and competence. they are taught to reflect on their experiences and become aware of themselves, their relationships with others and the world around them, with respect and understanding toward all religions.

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The Manor Pre-school has its own premises, bright, airy and welcoming, amid the Manor gardens. The teaching team, who are committed to training and updating their skills and knowledge, support the children in all aspects of their development. The pre-school manager has a sound knowledge of health and safety issues including child protection and behaviour management.

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New Avanti Schools

Friday, August 24th, 2012

We are looking for families with children under the age of 18, or those who are expecting to have children in the near future.

Avanti Schools Trust is considering applying for new Hindu faith schools in several locations to open in 2014.

The schools facilitate children from all backgrounds and abilities on a journey of self-discovery. Our ethos is moulded around a unique personalised approach to learning, with the long-term happiness and fulfilment of the child at the heart of everything that we do. The schools have structured approaches to learning and questioning skills and a clear sense of the sets of knowledge and understanding that are central to informed, articulate and confident citizens.

We promote holistic, responsible lifestyles through a vegetarian diet, a curriculum that integrates yoga and meditation and a built environment that actively fosters environmental concern. Pupils are nurtured and cared for in a way that builds the foundation for their high academic achievement, exemplary character and wholesome sense of identity, set within an open and inclusive school.

By filling out a short questionnaire you will allow us to gather the information needed to demonstrate demand for such schools in your community.

Bhaktivedanta Manor School

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012

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Bhaktivedanta Manor Free School

Tuesday, May 8th, 2012

Last February Bhaktivedanta Manor School submitted an application for a free school to be opened nearby the Manor which will be open to all students from within the community and the greater community. The school will join the I-Foundation family of schools (Krishna Avanti) and would open in September 2013. We have now been invited to interview which is the next stage of the process to determine whether or not we are successful.

If you have a child who is or will be turning 5 in the academic year 2013-2014 and would like further information please contact:
Padma dasi
01923851000 ext 241

The Queen visits the Krishna Avanti School

Friday, March 30th, 2012

The Queen and Prince Philip enjoyed an eclectic mix of music and dance during their Diamond Jubilee tour of Krishna Avanti School on Thursday 29th March.

Crowds lined up along Camrose Avenue, Harrow, to catch a glimpse and as the Queen arrived the children could barely contain their excitement. Once inside she was escorted throughout by Nitesh Gor, one of the Directors of the Avanti Schools Trust, through spectacular song and dance displays by local children and adults. Children representing every school in the borough were invited to take part in the day’s events.

Inside the main hall which contains the deities of Krishna Balaram, Krishna Avanti School children sang Sri Krishna Caitanya, a Vaishnava song written by Narottam Das Thakur, followed by the Hare Krishna mantra. The Queen particularly appreciated the devotional music.


Then the Queen unveiled a beautiful tapestry which depicted Caitanya Mahaprabhu dancing in Jarikhanda forest with the animals, a gift from the School to Buckingham Palace.

Srutidharma das explained to the Queen that Caitanya Mahaprabhu taught a philosophy that is “beyond all material designations and differences, and that through singing and dancing we should surrender our hearts to God”.

The children also recited a verse from the Siksastaka which included a translation, explaining that “in order to have peace and prosperity in society we need to imbibe three qualities: humility, tolerance and respect for all others”. Srutidharma das explained that the Krishna Avanti School is based on these values, and the Queen responded “Isn’t that wonderful!”