Diary Dates

Our Collective Worship Value for this half term is:


Real generosity is doing something nice for someone who will never find out.

(Frank A Clark)


13th Oct: Sale of Christmas Cards from 3-30pm

13th Oct: Monster Disco

 16 + 17 th Oct: Parents Evenings

18th Oct: Football and Netball at home against Bradford Abbas

19th Oct: Non-uniform day- please bring in a filled jar and/or a tombola prize for the Christmas Fair

20th Oct: INSET Day School closed to pupils

23rd -27th Oct: Half Term

3rd Nov: Open Morning (9:15-12:00) for parents of children for Reception 2018

6th Nov: FTS AGM New parents welcome








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Lieutenant Chris Young from the Royal Navy displaying the thank you letters written by Em Class


Thornford Maths and Science Week

We had a brilliant Maths and Science week which included lots of parents and visitors talking to the children about how they use maths in their jobs, including:  Construction, Veterinary Science, Airline Pilot, Naval officer, Engineer and Underwater engineering. Binny Bennet also taught the children about fractals in nature using tree branches and fibonacci sequences using sunflowers. The Mad Science team of Super Sian and Electric Eddie kept us mesmerised with their Science workshops using rockets and slime! Thank you to all who were involved for your support with this week- the children found it very inspiring.


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Our Spiritual Garden project has been shortlisted for a public vote in Tesco’s #BagsofHelp initiative! Please vote for us to have a chance to win the top prize in store!

Please vote in any of the Tesco stores  below from Friday 1st September until  Tuesday 31st October  to help us secure a Tesco #BagsofHelp grant.





Thank you so much for your support


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We are all very proud of the outcome of our July 2017 Church School SIAMS inspection, which was OUTSTANDING. Thank you to all the pupils, staff, parents and governors who regularly contribute to the wonderful community spirit we have at Thornford School , which led to this very positive judgement. To access the report please go to ‘School’ and then  ‘About our school ‘ page and click on latest SIAMS report. Well done everyone!

“Thank you for the music! ” to the wonderful children in Oak Class at The Gateway Church in Yeovil on Wednesday 28th June. Lots of Courage, Perseverance and Friendship shown in an amazing evening! Lovely to see so many proud parents.



Last week our  collective worship visitors were Sathya with her daughter and nephew, who came to talk to us about Hinduism. Sathya showed us how Hindus pray and about Ganesha- a Hindu deity. The pictures of the wedding were very colourful and we heard about Holi, which  is the throwing and applying of coloured water and powders on friends and family.

Ipod pics 039Wednesday 21st June: Thornford School Year 6 visited St.George’s Roman Catholic Cathedral School in Lambeth. Children from this school were evacuated to Thornford during the Second Word War. The children had a tour of the school from Stephanie, Danielle, John and Nequila. Then, we all went to see Matilda the musical in the west end. What a fabulous day we had!

IMG_2263We had a wonderful time with  Hudimesnil School at Sherborne Abbey last week.

After school, we played  a great game of football with mixed teams. Our thanks go to  Rich Goddard and Jerry Ridout for organising this.

We then took a short walk down to St.Mary Magdalene Church Thornford, followed by  scampi and chips in the pub.

Bon voyage and Au revoir!

A lovely evening of bedtime stories

The children had a lovely evening of bedtime stories in the school grounds. Our particular  thanks go to Binny Bennett, Paul and Helen Stickland, Tom Newton, Oliver and Katie McManus, Emma and Gareth Lewis for reading and Emma Robertson and Maria Elena Davies for... read more

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Thornford CE School is a Church of England School. Our Golden Thread is :
Treat others as you would like to be treated yourself
(Based on Luke 6:31)

The children are valued as individuals and encouraged to develop their full potential through a range of high quality educational experiences.
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