Thorns Primary School

Safe - Happy - Learning




Thorns Pre-School

Quarry Bank


Tel: 01384 818312


Manager: Mrs R Dalgleish

Opening Monday-Friday 8.40 am to 11.40 am and 12.10 pm to 3.10pm (during school term time)

About the Pre-School

The Pre-School was opened in 1989 and operates from a self-contained building within the grounds of Thorns Primary School which has a ramped disability access.

Children attend from the local community and a maximum of 18 children aged 2-5 years attend the pre-school per session.

There are five staff who all hold appropriate Early Years qualifications, including a MA in Education, a Level 7 Early Years Professional and a qualified Forest School Leader. Staff have over 70 years of experience between them

The Pre-School is kept very secure with appropriate arrival and departure routines for parents to follow when collecting their children.

What Ofsted had to say

The Pre-School was last inspected in February 2010 and an "Outstanding" overall grade.

An extract from the report says:

"The staff team are very effective at promoting the children's welfare and work hard to ensure they are fully included in activities. Partnerships with parents and the host school are outstanding and information is shared very effectively. The Pre-School offers an exciting and stimulating environment where children are keen to learn".

Ofsted Inspection Reference EY243072

If you would like further information or wish to arrange a visit, please contact the team during opening times on 01384 818312 or

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