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 254

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Picnic Lunch

The end of the school year is almost upon us! In celebration of a wonderful school year, I will be hosting a celebration picnic lunch on Thursday, 19th July, 2018 from 11.30pm to 1.00pm.

Please click here for further information 

Year 6 Leavers' Assembly

We would like to invite the parents/carers of Year 6 Children to join us for a Leavers’ Assembly. This will take place on Thursday, 19th July, 2018 at 10.30am. It will undoubtedly be a lovely assembly to say goodbye to the children, as they move to secondary school. After the assembly, you will be able to attend the picnic lunch. 

Sports Day

Sports day will take place for all children in Reception to Year 6 on Tuesday, 17th July, 2018 on the school field starting from 1.00pm. The children will be organised in their class and they will take part in a rotation of races and multi-skill activities. Children will wear their school PE kit. Please ensure your child has trainers/outdoor sport shoes in school on this day. Assuming we are going to be fortunate with a hot sunny day, please also ensure your child has a sunhat and that you apply any sun cream before coming to school on the morning. The children will be provided with a drink during the course of the activities. We hope as many parents and relatives as possible will be able to attend what we hope and trust will be an enjoyable afternoon event. 

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