Krishna Avanti Primary School is housed in Evington Hall (a Grade II Listed Building) which was built in 1835 as the home of the Sheriff of Leicester. Set in five acres of of lush grounds, the spacious site provides an ideal environment for learning and play. The hall was previously home to Leicester Grammar Junior School. There has been a major refurbishment and new build programme which combines the very latest in modern design with the heritage of Evington Hall.
Keith Vaz MP (in whose constituency the school lies) acts as MC for the visit. Mr Gove's car is about half an hour late, which gives guests more time than we expected to mix and mingle in the cold outside the front entrance to the school.