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
I would like to celebrate with you some of our recent successes.

Very well done to Foundation for their recent sports day; it was a lovely afternoon, and the children did so well.

Thank you for Year 3 and 4 for their wonderful outdoor festival; the success you had in team work, cooking, writing and your wonderful art work gave everyone great delight!

Y6 have achieved amazing SATs results; the best we have ever had, and significantly above the National Average.

Y2 have had similarly fantastic results, and Y1 have also done really well in the national Phonics test. 

These amazing achievements, both academic and of the education of the 'whole child', are a testament to the ethos of the school. This very unique ethos is created by children, staff and parents working in partnership to the benefit of all our children.

Thank you for your ongoing support for the school.

With very best wishes for a lovely summer holiday,


Contacting school

We are always happy to talk to families, so if you would like to help, or have any queries or worries, do speak to any staff member and we will do our best to help. I am around in school first thing, so after dropping off your child, come round to Reception if you would like to speak to me, or pass a note to the adult on the door and I will get back to you.


Coffee Mornings

Entrance hall – Everyone welcome!
'Dates to follow in September'


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.


Wed 16th and Thur 17th July
New Class Day

Tues 22nd July Last day for pupils

Wed 23rd July Staff Training Day

Wed 3rd September Non Pupil Day

Thur 4th September
First day of term for children

Fri 24 October Last day of term

Mon 27th- Fri 31st October
School Closed

Mon 3rd November Non Pupil Day

Tue 4th November
Children return to school

Thur 6th - Fri 7th November
Individual School Photos

Fri 19th December Last day of term

Mon 22nd December - Fri 2nd January
School Closed

New Class Days: 16th and 17th July.
We are trialling 2 days this year, to allow staff to get to know their class really well, by engaging in some learning activities involving science and outdoor learning.

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.