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.

Ofsted Visit

This is just to inform all Parents and Carers that Ofsted will be in School on Wednesday 11th and Thursday 12th February 2015. Further information on how you can contribute to the Inspection will be sent out today, Tuesday 10 Feb via bookbags. Thank you.




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.

Fri 13 Feb
Coffee Morning 9am

Fri 13 Feb
Last day of term

Mon 16 – Fri 20 Feb
School Closed

Mon 23 Feb
Children return to school

Wed 18 Mar
Parent’s Evening

Thu 19 Mar
Parent’s Evening

Fri 27 Mar
Coffee Morning 9am

Fri 27 Mar
Last day for children

Mon 30 Mar – Fri 10 Apr
School Closed

Monday 13 Apr
Children return to school

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.