Welcome to Thornbury Primary School

We are privileged to have your child in our care. We believe that in working together, we give your child the best possible foundation to help them grow into happy, confident, independent adults of the future.




Thornbury Primary School Prospectus

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Admission Arrangements

Consultation on admission arrangements are through Plymouth City Council. To find out more, please visit:
Admission 2017-18.
Admission 2018-19.

Safeguarding Children

If you have any concerns about the welfare of a young person, please come in to school and speak to a member of staff. Contact details can be found in the following document.
Safeguarding Children Contact List

Perimeter Gates

The three pedestrian gates are open each morning between 8.30 and 9.00am, and again in the afternoon between 2.45 and 3.15pm. Access outside these times is to School Reception only via the main car park gate where a buzzer system is in operation.



Local Authority Term Time Holiday Letter


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First Day Calling

If your child is ill, please telephone to let us know, as normal. If a child is absent, and we haven’t heard anything, we will ring you just to make sure all is well. This is particularly with children in mind who make their own way to school, just to make sure they are safe. Thank you.


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Fri 19 May
Coffee Morning 9am
Y1 Mrs Turner Class Assembly - 2.30pm

Fri 26 May
Foundation Stage Assembly – 2.30pm
Last day of term

Mon 29 May – Mon 5 June
School Closed

Tue 6 June
Non pupil day

Wed 7 June
Children return to school

Mon 12 June
Start of Transition Visits for new Foundation Stage

Wed 14 June
New Foundation Sept 2017 Parent Meetings, 3.15pm & 6.15pm

Children Learn by What They Live
By Dorothy Law Nolte, Ph.D.


If a child lives with criticism
they learn to condemn.
If a child lives with hostility
they learn to fight.
If a child lives with ridicule
they learn to be shy.
If a child lives with shame
they learn to feel guilty.
If a child lives with tolerance
they learn to be patient.
If a child lives with encouragement
they learn confidence.
If a child lives with praise
they learn to appreciate.
If a child lives with fairness
they learn justice.
If a child lives with security
they learn to have faith.
If a child lives with approval
they learn to like themselves.
If a child lives with acceptance and friendship
They learn to find love in the world.