Welcome to Thornbury

"where every child, every unique combination of personality and ability, is celebrated and nurtured."

A message from our headteacher

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.

Headteacher Claire Hardisty
Mrs Claire Hardisty, Headteacher
An autumn leaf in a child's hand


At Thornbury, we aim to demonstrate to children how to behave by being positive role models, and by fostering a secure climate of warmth and fairness. We expect pupils and adults to show respect for others with good manners and courtesy.


We aim for every child, regardless of the need and barrier, to develop skills to be an effective lifelong learner. We encourage our children to have self-confidence and endeavour to nurture your child's skills.

Pupils playing on a climbing frame


At Thornbury Primary School, we aim for education to be a journey of discovery. Our curriculum is brought to life in a variety of ways, whether this is in the classroom, in our fantastic grounds or through inspiring trips and visitors. We make learning rich and engaging for everyone.


We know how important it is to work in partnership with our families. Communication is vital in forming these relationships & we welcome you to attend parent meetings, open days & special events. We use social media to showcase our wow learning moments & encourage you to share this.

Protected Characteristic

We work to ensure that our children understand that: there are no outsiders at Thornbury, everyone is different, we celebrate our differences and we are all equal in our differences.

British Values

At Thornbury we uphold and teach pupils about British Values which are defined as:
·       Democracy
·       Rule of law
·       Individual liberty
·       Mutual respect
·       Tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs
We teach these through planning and delivering a broad and balanced curriculum.

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What people are saying about Thornbury Primary School

"Nothing is ever too much trouble & all staff, whether teachers/teaching assistants/administrators all go above & beyond to ensure children achieve personally, socially, emotionally & academically. I would highly recommend Thornbury to anyone."

"My child is in the Upper Juniors, the support throughout her time at Thornbury has been excellent. Teachers & support staff have been hugely instrumental in helping my daughter become a confident, resilient & independent individual."

When I visited Thornbury, I instantly knew this was the place! Mrs Hardisty was very welcoming & passionate about her role to ensure children receive not only the best education, but to also feel safe and secure within a nurturing environment.

"The transition period was very well handled, we were kept informed on exactly how this process was to be done, a home visit by two of the transition staff to go over what they wanted to achieve to make this happen as simple and easy as possible."

"We picked Thornbury school after we had an open evening. Thornbury’s approach to the children's education and well-being, the commitment of the staff, how friendly and approachable they all are, we did not even look at the other schools."

“Our school is an amazing place to be and the staff and children are all very proud to be part of the Thornbury family! I feel privileged to share this learning journey with your child and love to watch them flourish.”

Mrs Mantell | SLT

“Thornbury is built on strong relationships. These relationships are seen between staff and children, children and children, staff and parents/ carers and staff and staff. The care and support each offer to another enable all to feel valued and secure.”

Miss Walsh | SLT

“When I first stepped into Thornbury, I felt the warm, supportive & inclusive, atmosphere. Thornbury is one big family who work together to believe, achieve, & succeed.”

Mrs Kemp | HLTA