Boot Lane, Thornford, Sherborne, Dorset DT9 6QY
10 reasons to choose Thornford Church of England Primary School
Thornford Church of England Primary School has a Schoolsmith Score® of 67. It is one of the best state primary schools in Sherborne and one of the 3 best independent or state primaries within 5 miles.
Thornford Church of England Primary School is a state primary school for boys and girls (50%/50%) between the ages of 4 and 11 years. It is a Church of England academy converter faith school. The school is one of the 17 members of Sherborne Area Schools’ Trust. The school was also rated as Outstanding by Ofsted in its last (2014) inspection.
Average class size
Thornford Church of England Primary School has four mixed-age classes and an average class size of 25 pupils.
Exam results and leavers' destinations
Average Year 6 SATS results from 2016-19 and 2022 show that Thornford Church of England Primary School achieves above average attainment results. By the same measure, progress score rank the school in the top 24% of schools. Most pupils go on to the Gryphon School at the end of Year 6.
The Thornford Church of England Primary School curriculum
School curriculum emphasises Christian social morality and also includes PSHE, French. Subjects are taught separately and are organised by topics, with cross-curricular linking where appropriate. There may be an occasional extra-curricular academic or hobby club.
More on the curriculum
There are regular educational trips for all year groups, visiting speakers and a residential trip in Year 5.
Most lessons are taught by the class teacher with some peripatetic and specialist teaching.
Sport at Thornford Church of England Primary School
School offers PE and up to 10 seasonal sports. Representative teams in some sports from Year 3.
The Arts at Thornford Church of England Primary School
Art and music are taught as discrete subjects to all pupils. DT, drama, dance integrated into other subjects. Choir. There are some extra-curricular creative and performing arts clubs.
School hours are from 8.40am to 3.15pm. Breakfast club from 8.00am and after school clubs may extend the day to 4.15pm.
Find another school near Thornford Church of England Primary School
St Mary’s Church of England Primary School, Bradford Abbas (2.2 miles); Preston Church of England Primary School, Abbey Manor Park (7.4 miles); All Saints Church School (8.7 miles).
Sherborne School (3.8 miles); Sherborne School for Girls (3.8 miles); Leweston School (5.1 miles).
The Gryphon School (4.6 miles); Sexey’s School (17.2 miles); Gillingham School (17.7 miles).