• Welcome to Thornaby C of E!

  • Welcome to Thornaby C of E!

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Welcome to Thornaby C of E Primary School

Thornaby Church of England School was founded in 1846 by the National Society. It was the first school in Thornaby and was moved in 1964 from the original George Street building to its present site.

It is a Primary co-educational school with its own Nursery.

The school is maintained by the Local Education Authority but, as a Voluntary Controlled School, the daily act of Collective Worship is consistent with the faith and practice of the Church of England.

Disabled Access

Our building is single storey with ramps at the front entrance and into EYFS. Other areas of the school are easily accessible. There are two disabled toilets in separate parts of the building. Access doors are of an appropriate width. There is a disabled parking bay in the staff car-park.

Our Vision

With God’s help we work together to enrich learning, enhance life, to build a future of hope for everyone.

Ethos Statement

Recognising its historic foundation, the School will preserve and develop its religious character in accordance with the principles of the Church of England and in partnership with the Church at Parish and Diocesan level.

The School aims to serve its community by providing an education of the highest quality within the context of Christian belief and practice. It encourages an understanding of the meaning and significance of faith and promotes Christian values through the experience it offers to all its pupils.

School Aims

We do this by:

  • Valuing and respecting each other – every effort and achievement.
  • Encouraging each other to do our best.
  • Striving for everyone to achieve their full potential – Aiming high!
  • Creating a happy, supportive, caring Christian ethos.
  • Ensuring children enjoy and achieve.
  • Educating the whole child – spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physically.
  • Making each feel special.
  • Creating an enthusiasm for learning.
  • Providing a broad, balanced, relevant, coherent, progressive, creative and differentiated curriculum, offering all pupils the widest range of stimulating educational opportunities to inspire and motivate.
  • Valuing and welcoming a positive and fulfilling partnership with families, friends and the community.
  • Embracing other cultures with love and respect.
  • Upholding a safe and secure Christian environment, whilst celebrating the diverse nature of our community where all are nurtured and can flourish.
  • Nurturing self-respect, courtesy, good manners and a caring attitude towards other people, the local environment and the wider world.
  • Opening doors and widening horizons.
  • Offering new experiences and challenges to all.
  • Developing structures for life, including democracy, the rule of law and individual liberty in order to prepare pupils for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of life.
  • Ensuring equality of access and of opportunity for all.
  • Letting our children shine!

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