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.

Welcome Back
We have had a good start to the term so far, and have welcomed 16 new children to school in different year groups. New Foundation children have started too, and have settled very quickly. Over all, we are now nearly full, indeed, in some year groups we already are full, which is testament to the school being a thriving place to be.

We have brand new notice boards; one on the top playground, one of the bottom. We will be putting parental notices there rather than on the windows, so please do check them out regularly.

If you have any comments or concerns at any time, please do not hesitate in coming to speak to us; you are more than welcome to speak to any member of staff who will pass on the message to the relevant person. You are very welcome to pop round to the office to see me if you wish, or please telephone for an appointment. Mrs Baxter (Pastoral Support Lead) is also available for any parents who may have queries, or have any matter of concern, or need some support. She is in every day, and you can contact her via the school office. 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.

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.


The new dinner systems are generally going well, bearing in mind that nearly all the Infants are now having school meals. We do still have some minor teething troubles, so please bear with us. Click here to view menu

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 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

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.