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.

Thornbury Primary School Prospectus

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Admission Arrangements

Consultation on admission arrangements are through Plymouth City Council. Parents of potential pupils should contact the Local Authority regarding our school admission arrangements, as they decide on our admissions. To find out more, please visit:
Admission 2017-18.
Admission 2018-19.
Admission 2019-20.
Consultation for admissions for 2019-20 is now closed.

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.


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Mon 16 April
Children return to school

Fri 4 May
2.30pm - 3/4 CW Class assembly

Mon 7 May
Bank holiday

Fri 11 May
2.30pm - 2GA Class assembly

Mon 14 - Fri 18 May
SATs Week - Y6

Fri 18 May
9.00am - Coffee morning
2.30pm - 1JS Class assembly

Mon 28 May - Fri 1 June
School closed

Mon 4 June
Children return to school

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.