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


Christmas Crafts - 12th December 2018


Elf Academy - Nursery Visit to Santa's Winter Wonderland - 4th December 2018


















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 267

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Christmas Jumper Day

e are inviting all pupils, staff and parents to take part in ‘Save the Children’s Christmas Jumper Day’. Everyone will be asked to wear their silliest, sparkliest or cosiest Christmas woolies and make a donation of £2. To raise additional money for the Save the Children charity, we are inviting parents/carers and grandparents into school at 9:00am to enjoy a mince pie and hot drink (for a small donation) before joining the children in Christmas Carol-oke. 

Christmas Activities

Please click here for a  detailed timetable of our Christmas activities that will take place over the next few weeks.

Please do not hesitate to contact the school office if you require any further information about the Christmas events.