Thorney Close Primary School

Thorney Close Primary School

“Where Learning Blossoms”




Children in an art class

Welcome to Thorney Close Primary School

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













From September 2017 each class will be 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 see the class names we will be using for each year group and who the teacher will be. 

Thorney Times   Issue 250

Click to look at previous issues of the Thorney Times



Nursery Places Available

Has your child, grandchild, niece or nephew turned three years old? We currently have nursery spaces available immediately for children who have turned three.

We also have spaces available for September for any child turning three before the 31st August. If your child turns three between September and December 2018, then we have places available for them to start at the beginning of January 2019.

Please contact school to find out more on 0191 5250808 

Year 1 Gingerbread Man

Sycamore class have been reading 'The Gingerbread Man' story.  They enjoyed decorating their own gingerbread men but were shocked to discover they had disappeared! Mrs Jenner was also shocked to discover the CCTV cameras had recorded the gingerbread men running out of the classroom! 

Click here to watch the Gingerbread Men running away.

Telephone Number Change

Term Dates

School Term Dates