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 285

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London 2019

Wow! What a week Year 5/6 have had! We have had a fantastic time visiting the sites of London and these are just a few photos we would like to share with you.

Diary Dates

Year 3 visit to Hamsterley Forest 
Monday 24th June

Year 5/6 London Residential
25th—27th June

Year 6 visit to Barnes Park
28th June

Year 6 secondary school transitions
1st to 3rd July

Transition to new class
(meet new teacher)

2nd-3rd July

Early Years (Nursery and Reception) Sports Day
4th July starting at 10.30am

Year 1 to Year 6 Sports Day
4th July starting at 1.15pm

Year 4 and 5 visit to South Shields Beach
5th July

Year 6 visit to Craft event Donnison
5th July

Year 2 visit to Murton Equestrian Centre 
9th July

Swimming Gala
12th July

Year 1 visit to Hartlepool Marina
15th July

 Music Concert
16th July starting at 2.00pm

Year 6 Leavers Assembly
19th July starting at 10.00am

End of Year picnic
19th July starting at 11.30am
(School will finish early at 1.15pm)