Thornbury Primary School

We are a vibrant school with a rich curriculum, consistent practices and a family feel. We aim to develop confident, rounded pupils who enjoy learning.

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empowered pupils in this school


rated in their last Ofsted inspection


the year they joined Connect Academy Trust


inspection from Ofsted

“There are great opportunities for staff to develop and grow, and we have an innovative approach to appraisal that increases staff ownership.”

Claire Hardisty


“The learning is absolutely fantastic, really encouraging students to set goals and achieve them. The teachers really care about the school and the students’ education.”

Tia Saunders


Some of Thornbury Primary School's highlights

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A family ethos – we see ourselves as a school family and a community

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We’re a values-based school, and bring our values to life with our Animal Aces characters

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Our rich, exciting and cohesive curriculum inspires a love of learning

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A commitment to inclusion, making provision for children with differing needs

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Shared and consistent practices, with pupil well-being is at the heart of all we do
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Recent school awards

TES School Awards 2023
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We believe that in working together, we can give children the best possible foundation to help them grow into happy, independent adults of the future.

Our 'have a go' attitude allows children to realise that trying and sometimes failing can be a valuable learning experience. By nurturing their skills, and working on those skills that are less strong, we enable children to develop self-confidence. We encourage children to see themselves as lifelong learners through providing a rich and exciting curriculum, as well as paying particular attention to basic skills.

Mrs Claire Hardisty


Connect Head Teacher

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