OUR STORY

From our CEO, Nitesh Gor

HUMBLE BEGINNINGS

When the early concept of Avanti began in 2003, our intentions were focused to provide Hindu faith schools as an exciting option for a group in society who otherwise felt their needs weren’t catered for. The subsequent opening of Krishna Avanti Primary school in 2010 made history as the UK’s first state-funded Hindu school, a revelation for educators and examiners alike who saw our principles in practice, experienced a truly vibrant culture and now felt impelled to share it in their own communities.

When the early concept of Avanti began in 2003, our intentions were focused to provide Hindu faith schools as an exciting option for a group in society who otherwise felt their needs weren’t catered for. The subsequent opening of Krishna Avanti Primary school in 2010 made history as the UK’s first state-funded Hindu school, a revelation for educators and examiners alike who saw our principles in practice, experienced a truly vibrant culture and now felt impelled to share it in their own communities.

SHARING OUR CULTURE AND PRINCIPLES FURTHER

It was here we realised that there was need for a secular school option that lived by the same values, practices and principles, that could stand on our pillars of educational excellence, character formation and spiritual insight. This led to the evolution of the Avanti offerings to a broader community.

It was here we realised that there was need for a secular school option that lived by the same values, practices and principles, that could stand on our pillars of educational excellence, character formation and spiritual insight. This led to the evolution of the Avanti offerings to a broader community.

FAITH FOR THOSE WHO WANT IT

We believe in offering integrated daily faith practices to those who want them and for those that don’t, a chance to educate their children in a unique environment.

We believe in offering integrated daily faith practices to those who want them and for those that don’t, a chance to educate their children in a unique environment.

LEARN HOW THE TRUST WAS
BORN, GREW AND EVOLVED

READ THE AVANTI WAY

For more insight on our ethos and philosophy
of education, please enjoy the Avanti Way.

INSTILLING VALUES

Our values drive who we are and what we do and at Avanti, our core values echo through, from students to parents to staff.

ENABLING A GROWTH MINDSET

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MAKING WELLBEING A DAILY RITE

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SUPPORTING PERSONAL SUCCESS

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TEAM MEMBERS

We have the pleasure of working with some of the most creative, competent and innovative colleagues who play fundamental roles in making the Trust what it is.

NITESH GOR, OBE
CEO

MIKE ION
EDUCATION DIRECTOR

CHRIS DORE
COO

KIRIT PATEL
FINANCE DIRECTOR

GOPINATH BLOCK
CULTURE LEAD

ASHUTOSH BHARDWAJ
OPERATIONS DIRECTOR

AMIE JENKINS
HEAD OF HR

ANDY RANA
HEAD OF IT

KEKSHAN SALARIA
HEAD OF SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT

BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Our Board of Trustees play a pivotal role in enabling the Trust to continue to evolve and improve its offerings to the school community and the wider community at large.

NITESH GOR, OBE
CEO

MIKE ION
EDUCATION DIRECTOR

CHRIS DORE
COO

KIRIT PATEL
FINANCE DIRECTOR

GOPINATH BLOCK
CULTURE LEAD

ASHUTOSH BHARDWAJ
OPERATIONS DIRECTOR

AMIE JENKINS
HEAD OF HR

ANDY RANA
HEAD OF IT

KEKSHAN SALARIA
HEAD OF SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT

OUR RECEPTION FROM OFSTED

Below is a selection of feedback from Ofsted examiners as they reflected on the Avanti Schools Trust experience.

Below is a selection of feedback from Ofsted examiners as they reflected on the Avanti Schools Trust experience.

The provision for pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is exceptional. School leaders and governors, through the Avanti Trust, are wholly committed to ambitious outcomes for all pupils.

Ofsted

GET IN TOUCH TO GET INVOLVED

If this sounds like the type of organisation you’d like to be part of, please get in touch. We’re always looking for schools and families to join, partners to work with a volunteers to help.

If this sounds like the type of organisation you’d like to be part of, please get in touch. We’re always looking for schools and families to join, partners to work with a volunteers to help.