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 Letter




Thornbury Primary School Prospectus

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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.

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.

Mon 5 September
Pupils return to school

Fri 30 September
Macmillan coffee morning
& "Friends of Thornbury" meeting, 9:00am

Thu 6 October
Sports day (excluding Foundation)

Fri 7 October
Sports day reserve date - a.m. only

Fri 14 - Sun 16 October
Y5/6 Grenville House residential weekend

Mon 17 October
Visits for prospective Foundation 2017 parents - 09:30am & 5:00pm

Wed 19 October
Parents evening

Thu 20 October
Parents evening

Fri 21 October
Coffee morning 9:00am
Type Onesie mufty day - diabetes awareness
Y5 harvest assembly - 2:30pm
Last day of term

Mon 24 - Mon 31 October
Half term

Tue 1 November
Children return to school
Individual photos

Wed 2 November
Individual photos

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.