Thorney Close Primary School

Thorney Close Primary School

“Where Learning Blossoms”




Children in an art class

Welcome to Thorney Close Primary School

We have also started to plan the numerous festive events that will be happening in school amongst our learning between now and the end of term.   The Christmas activity dates are listed below — further details will be sent out over the next few weeks and will be posted on the school website. 

On behalf of the children, staff and governors, I would like to welcome you to Thorney Close Primary School.

Our school is set in spacious grounds, close to the Durham Road, one of the main transport routes into Sunderland. Visitors to our school comment positively on our size and space, our facilities and the stimulating environment. They describe our atmosphere as calm and nurturing.

Being the Headteacher of Thorney Close is a wonderful job. We serve the communities of Thorney Close, Plains Farm, Springwell and Grindon. We strive to ensure that the school serves our local children and their families well. Our school motto is, ‘Where learning blossoms.’ Read more…

Catherine Jones

















All classes are referred to by the name of a tree. The trees link nicely to our school logo of a tree and the school motto, “Where Learning Blossoms”. Click here to find out more about each class. 

Thorney Times   Issue 273

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Parents' Evening

Monday 25th and Wednesday 27th February 2019

Parents Evening will take place on Monday 25th and Wednesday 27th February 2019. These meeting are important and all parents should try to attend as we will share your child’s progress and their targets for this academic year.

You will have an opportunity to look through your child's books and admire the progress they have made so far this year.

If you are unable to attend this appointment, then please contact the school office on 0191 5250808 where Ms Rich or Mrs Jenner will try to give you a later time on the same day as your original appointment or on the alternative parent consultation evening.

Safer Internet Day


The Safer Internet Day theme this year was ‘Together for a Better Internet’

At Thorney Close Primary School, we endeavour to ensure that all of our children learn how to use new technologies safely, responsibly and respectfully, by having regular lessons and conversations about the age appropriate use of social media, computer games and various apps and websites.

If you require any further information, then please click here for safety information and links.