Thorney Close Primary School

Thorney Close Primary School

“Where Learning Blossoms”




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. 



Stockeld Park

We are all excited for our upcoming visit to Stockeld Park on Wednesday.  Most children have returned their consent forms.  If you have yet to complete and return a consent form, then please could you do this tomorrow.

As you will have noticed, it has been cold and windy over the weekend.  With the low temperatures and gusty winds, it is essential that children are suitably clothed on Wednesday.  Children will spend most of the day outside and in order for them to fully enjoy the day they need to be warm.  Below is a list of what children should ideally be wearing/bring with them on the Wednesday.

  • Warm coat
  • Layered long sleeved tops (thin layers are better than one jumper to keep warm)
  • Trousers/tracksuit bottoms – ideally not leggings
  • Tights, leggings or long johns if you have them under trousers
  • Hat, scarf and gloves (2 pairs of gloves as they may get wet on the ice)
  • Thick socks or two pairs of socks to keep feet warm – an additional pair of socks in case their first pair get wet
  • Outdoor footwear ideally walking boots, sturdy trainers (not canvas or mesh trainers) or wellington boots with plenty of socks.

We have estimated time of arrival back at school to 5.45pm.  Children will be escorted into the building and handed over safely from their classroom.  Parents may come into school and wait in the dining room until we arrive back at school.  Please allow us to get all the children safely back in school before collecting them from their class.  If times change i.e. we expect to return earlier/later than stated, we will send out a text message.

Please take a look at the Stockeld Park website with your child so you can see the magic and fun that’s waiting for us on Wednesday.

If you have any queries, then please do not hesitate to contact school.

Ghyll Head November 2019

What a brilliant time we had in Ghyll Head!  Please take a look at the gallery.   


Festive Activities 2019

Please click on the button below to see a detailed timetable of our Christmas activities that will take place throughout December.

As you will see, school will close early on Friday, 20th December at 2.15pm. Due to the early closure, all children will need to be collected from school by a responsible adult.

Please do not hesitate to contact the school if you require any further information about the festive events.

Festive Activites 2019