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 238


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 Safer Internet Day

Safer Internet Day 2018 will be celebrated globally on Tuesday 6th February 2018 with the slogan 

“Create, Connect and Share Respect: A better internet starts with you”.

Click here for further information.

Mental Health Week

Children’s Mental Health Week 2018 – #BeingOurselves — takes place next week.

Some children and young people can find it difficult to think positively about themselves. Low self-esteem affects more than 8 in 10 of the pupils who have Place2Be one-to-one support. That’s why this Children’s Mental Health Week (5-11 February 2018).

Place2Be are highlighting the importance of ‘Being Ourselves’ and are inviting everyone – children, young people and adults – to come together and celebrate the unique qualities and strengths in themselves and others.

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