The idea for Avanti began in 2003 and our first school was opened in 2008. Our vision was for a family of schools based upon our core principles of educational excellence, character formation, and spiritual insight. We now have close to 4,000 students and 400 members of staff across our family of 10 schools with four more schools in pre-opening.
Prior to the founding of schools by the I-Foundation, Hinduism was the only major world religion which did not have a dedicated faith school in the UK. The I-Foundation founded the first Hindu faith school in London to be funded by the government. The Krishna Avanti school opened in February [...]
2010 saw the official opening of the first Hindu state-funded school, Krishna Avanti Primary School. With its wood-clad buildings, large expanses of light and grass-covered roofs, the Krishna-Avanti Primary School in Edgware, north London, proclaims its respect for the environment. At its heart is the temple, above which rises a [...]
Till now, Hinduism was the only major world religion which did not have a government funded faith-school to serve its community. That all changed when the Avanti Trust was born! In 2011, the British Parliament resolved that Avanti was granted the status of ‘religious authority’ for Hindu faith schools; a [...]
Avanti School Trust opened Leicester’s first ever state funded Hindu primary school! It set out to provide a warm, friendly and engaging learning environment for children from all backgrounds and walks of life
Avanti School Trust opened Redbridge's first ever state funded Hindu primary school! It set out to provide a warm, friendly and engaging learning environment for children from all backgrounds and walks of life.
With the many admin, finance, business and media needs of the Avanti schools, the trust formed a central services team to support all the schools within the Trust.
The Prime Minister David Cameron hosted his third annual Diwali celebration at 10 Downing Street, inviting professionals, organisations and religious representatives from across the Hindu community. In addition, students from Krishna Avanti Primary School and Avanti House Secondary School in Harrow, were asked to entertain guests with traditional Lord Rama-inspired [...]
Children from Krishna Avanti Primary School in Harrow were invited to perform a cultural piece for the historic ‘Namaste Wembley’ event at Wembley Stadium! The event was to welcome Prime Minister Narendra Modi and was hosted by the UK’s former Prime Minister David Cameron. The students got the opportunity to [...]
The first Hindu state school was opened in 2016, south of the Thames. It features top educational standards, an eco-friendly awareness, a healthy vegetarian lifestyle and Yoga and mindfulness.
The challenges of the new GCSE grading system and the tougher examinations certainly did not stop the students from year 11 from achieving an excellent set of examination results across all the subjects. They have achieved some of the highest grades with excellent performances enabling them to take the next [...]
The Queen and Prince Phillip visited Krishna Avanti Primary School in Harrow which played host to her Majesty’s Jubilee celebrations in March 2012. The royal couple were taken on a tour of the site and greeted by members of the local community. They enjoyed a verse in Bengali chanted by Year [...]