Welcome to the Thornton Primary School website. Thornton Primary School has been serving the local community in Ward End since 1930. Generations of families have entrusted the education of their children to the school which is very popular and oversubscribed in every year group.
At Thornton, we are very proud of the relationship that has developed between parents and the school. We welcome parents’ views and support and have an open door policy. Parent workshops are a regular feature of our work and we also have lots of parent volunteers who support teachers in class. Regular coffee mornings for parents help me to get to know how parents are feeling about the school and there is also a parent group – The Friends of Thornton – who actively support the school in a multitude of ways.
A Pastoral Manager, Learning Mentor, Sports Coach and School Nurse provide enhanced support for pupils’ personal development, behaviour and welfare. These staff members help to ensure the overall health and well-being of all the pupils in school.
All our pupils have access to the latest technology: every class has fabulous interactive, touch screen computers and 15 i-pads so that technology is a high focus in class teaching. We also have a well-equipped ICT suite where children can develop their IT and computing skills.
At Thornton Primary School we pride ourselves on a friendly environment where all staff and pupils treat one another with respect and form positive relationships which ensure a happy and safe atmosphere.
I hope you find everything you need on the website but please do not hesitate to contact me if there is anything you would like added to the site – we are always keen to improve!
Sue Simmons, Headteacher