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

















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 263

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Staff Training Day

Friday, 23rd November, 2018

School closed for all children

Nursery Places Available

Has your child, grandchild, niece or nephew turned three years old or will before the end of the year? If so, I would like to make you aware that we currently have nursery spaces available for a January ‘19 start.

We have a wonderful Nursery, which is run by two outstanding early years practitioners, Mrs Mustard and Mrs Chambers. Parents can register their child, by completing a form at the main school office, for Nursery as soon as their child turns two years old.  

If you would like to have a look around the Nursery and find out more about our Early Years provision, please do not hesitate to contact school to make an appointment for a look around. 

Autumn is Awesome

Autumn has arrived in Nursery. All the children have enjoyed using all of their senses to find out about the change of season. 

Children used their eyes to see the changing colours; their  ears to hear the whistling wind; their noses to smell autumn vegetables and their hands to collect some prickly pinecones.

MacMillan Coffee Morning

Thanks to everyone who attended our coffee and cake morning on 28.9.18.  We raised over £300.  If you would like further information on how MacMillan will spend the money, we have raised please log on to their website.