Please be aware of the following school closure dates coming up in the Summer Term:
Monday 24th July 2017 - Building Works
Tuesday 25th July 2017 - Building Works
Thornton's eSchools Communication App:
We have successfully launched a communication app for parents. We will be able to communicate with parents through emails, text messages, send newsletters and any other letters through the eSchools mobile app.
eSchools app will allow you to access to the following:
- Attendance: View your child’s attendance for the current academic year.
- Letters home: You will have access to all current and previous letters sent through the eSchools platform.
- Calendar: Keep updated on all school events and events related to your child.
- Homework: View your child’s homework tasks as well as teacher feedback on completed homework.
- Parents Evening Booking System: Book your parents evening appointments online.
- Settings: The cog icon in the top right corner will enable you to change your password and even choose your own background theme! Please visit this section to check your contact details are correct.
As a parent/guardian, all you have to do is to download the eSchools app, or you will not receive any text messages from the school.
We will be sending out your login details in September but the school will not be using the app as a communication method until October 2017.
How to download the app:
Please open your Apple App Store (iPhone) or Google Play (Android) on your mobile phone, iPad or tablet and search ‘eSchools’ to find the free app.
In order to display alerts from the app on your lock screen please make sure you allow notifications.
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
Miss Taylor, Miss Loach, Mr Hodges and Mrs Easthope showing the kids a historical dance at prom.....
Final graduation ceremonies for Eagle Owl and Tawny Owl.
The Year 6 prom! Fantastic dresses and superb dancing.
The hall is ready for the Year 6 graduation.
Today we say goodbye to our amazing year 6 children! We will miss you.
Great Horned Owl graduates.