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.

Dear Parents and Carers
We had an excellent turn out for our Open Day, with over 60 parents attending. As part of this morning, I gave a talk on changes to the National Curriculum, and also how this relates to assessment. If you have any queries about this topic please do come and see me. As a result of the open day, many parents comments about the ongoing challenge of keeping up with the methods we use in maths calculation. Therefore, in the New Year, we will be providing a maths workshop for parents. Date to follow.

Minister of State for Schools Letter


We have just received a personal letter of congratulation, from Rt Hon David Laws, Minister of State for Schools, congratulating us on the results of our pupils who receive the pupil premium.
Minister of State for Schools letter




Consultation on Admission Arrangements 2016/17

We will be consulting on our admission arrangements for 2016/17 through Plymouth City Council. If you wish to find out about our policy or make any comment, please visit www.plymouth.gov.uk/admissionconsultation.




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.

w/c 11 May
Y6 SATS

Friday, 22 May
Last day for pupils

25 - 29 May
Half Term

Monday, 1 June
Staff training day

Tuesday, 2 June
Pupils return

Wednesday, 10 June
Class photos

Wednesday, 1 July
Reports sent home

Wednesday, 8 July
Parents evening

Wednesday, 15 July
New class day

Thursday, 16 July
Summer Fayre

Tuesday, 21 July
Last day for pupils

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.