NEW HINDU FAITH SCHOOLS

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

Avanti Schools Trust is considering applying for new Hindu faith schools in several locations between 2017-2020.

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.

The development of spiritual insight is at the heart of the curriculum and draws on the teachings of Krishna Chaitanya, which embrace a universal, inclusive approach to spirituality, aimed at rekindling a personal, loving and spontaneous relationship with the divine (Krishna). The curriculum offers opportunities to explore the philosophies and traditions of different faiths. Collective worship includes the following practices: kirtan (call/response singing of Krishna’s names), meditation, worship, reflection, song, prayer, and story-telling. iFoundation is the religious authority (Hindu) for our schools. iFoundation draws upon the teachings of Krishna Chaitanya as practised by ISKCON, the International Society for Krishna Consciousness. You can learn more about the Trust's ethos at www.avanti.org.uk/ethos-statement.

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.

Please complete the following survey to help us understand your views about such schools.

* 1. Do you like the idea of an inclusive Hindu state funded school?

* 2. How do you rate the current state funded schools available to you?

* 3. Would you like to register your interest in sending your child(ren) to an Avanti Schools Trust school?

* 4. Would you select an Avanti Schools Trust school as the first choice for your child(ren)?

* 7. What is your name?

* 8. What is your postcode?

* 9. What is your door number and street name?

* 10. Please provide your email address:

* 11. Please provide your telephone number:

* 13. **OPTIONAL** Is your total household income less than £20,000? (This is optional but helps us ensure that we are also reaching low income households.)

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