You can find our Pupil Absence and Home Learning Guide under the Home Learning tab.

In response to an increasing number of schools being affected by COVID-19 cases, school staff have now been asked to wear face coverings in shared areas of the school (outside their bubbles) and when out on the playground before/after school. Can I also remind parents that you too are asked to wear a face covering when dropping off and picking up, if at all possible. Many thanks for your ongoing co-operation as we endeavour to keep School fully open and the school community safe and Covid-free.

You can view our latest Coronavirus (COVID-19): Health & Safety Risk Assessment Action Plan for full school opening from September 2020 in our news section of this website.

Symptoms of COVID-19

The main symptoms of COVID-19 are:

A new, continous cough - this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more continuous coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)

A high temperature - feel hot to touch on your chest or back (temperature of 37.8 or higher if able to measure this)

A loss or change to your sense of smell or taste - this means you've noticed you cannot small or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal

Other illnesses

There is likely to be an increase in other illnesses during autumn and winter, including colds, flu and winter vomiting bugs.  For symptoms other than those listed above please follow our usual procedures or refer to the flow chart below. A copy of this and further guidelines on illness have been sent to all parents via email.


Welcome to Thorns Primary School


Head Teacher's Welcome

Welcome to Thorns Primary School. Safe, happy, learning: the three words that describe our aim for every child. 

I am very proud to be the Head Teacher of such a lovely school! We offer a safe, secure and welcoming environment in which all can thrive. Our children are a delight: happy, well-behaved and hard-working. They are well supported by a team of dedicated staff, who work extremely hard to do their best for every child and make their time at Thorns happy and successful. We are a diverse school community and we embrace this; it makes life here more exciting!

Our aim is to provide our pupils with opportunities not only to reach their academic potential, but to develop as whole people, ready to move on to the next stage in their school career well-equipped and confident. As well as a rich and varied curriculum, we offer a range of extra-curricular activities and enrichment experiences including trips, residential visits and visitors to school. Pastoral support is very important to us and our ethos is a nurturing and caring one. As an inclusive school, we recognise that not all children find school life easy and aim to support them, meeting their needs with sensitivity. 

Family relationships are important to us and we recognise that children will do best if home and school work in partnership together. We encourage parents and carers to speak to us with any questions or concerns and will always do our best to listen and respond. We are a community together, and as such, children, staff, families and governors have a role to play.

We offer a Breakfast Club and After School care. Please contact the school office if you would like more information.

If you would like to know more about our school please contact us to arrange a visit and we will happily provide you with a guided tour, where we are sure you will love it - just as we do!


Warmest regards,

Mrs. Rebecca Jordan

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