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 256

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The school photographer will be in school on Friday, 21st September, 2018 to take photos of all the children in school. All children’s photos will be taken individually and as a family group (if they have brothers and sisters in school). If parents would like a family group picture to include a younger pre-school child, then please arrive at school for 8.30am. Obviously, you will need to wait as group shots will be taken in an orderly manner and queuing will be inevitable. Other family group shots involving children already at school will be taken as normal during the day.