School Ethos

At Thornton, our school ethos is based upon the principle of belonging, whereby every person - pupils, staff, parents and governors - is a member of the Thornton family. Each person is an important individual with a positive contribution to make. The School attempts to create a warm, secure 'family' atmosphere in which every child is safe.

The School encourages all children to respect other people and their beliefs regardless of race or religion; to respect the building and the resources within it; and to respect the wider environment through an active involvement with conservation and preservation. The School encourages a full partnership with parents, and seeks to further develop strong parental links from throughout the school so that the learning of pupils is fully understood and supported.

The School recognises that the commitment of the staff, and the example that is set to the children through the daily ethos, is largely responsible for the high motivation and achievement of the pupils.