Diary Dates

Friday 16 November Non-Uniform Day – £1 for Children in Need
Thursday 22 November Football & Netball Match vs Yetminster
Friday 23 November Non Uniform Day – Please bring tombola prize for Christmas Fayre
Wednesday 28 November Football & Netball Match vs Trent (at Trent)
Tuesday 4 December, 4pm Indoor Football 5-a-side at Gryphon School
Friday 7 December FTS Christmas Fayre
Tuesday 11 December, 10am KS1 Nativity – New Hall
Wednesday 12 December, 6pm KS1 Nativity – New Hall
Inset Days
There are two inset days at the end of term on Thursday 20th and Friday 21st December, when the school will be closed.




Weekly Whiteboard




Thornford School made clay and collage poppies representing the immense debt of gratitude we owe to the 850 Sherbornians who served for King and Country in the First World War. Our poppies are now on display at Sherborne Museum. Do go along and take a look!

Mary Berry

Bake Off’s Mary Berry visits Thornford Cake Sale!

Pupil Premium

If you think you may be eligible for Pupil Premium or Services Premium, please go to the link below to apply: https://www.dorsetforyou.gov.uk/education-and-training/schools-and-learning/at-school/pupil-premium.aspx


Well done to the Thornford School Y1/2 Football Team , who played extremely well at The Sherborne Area Football Tournament. Medals all round!

 School finishes at 3:20pm

Our Collective Worship Value for this half term is:


If you want others to be happy, practise compassion. If you want to be happy, practise compassion.

(Dalai Lama)

School Newsletters

Click here for our November Newsletter

Sports Fixtures

Click here to download Thornford School sports fixtures autumn 2018


Consultation for the SAST  2019-20 Admissions Policy

Parents are invited to review the policy for admissions for 2019-2020 and feedback to the Trust via email or post to the address below:

                                                Steve Hillier, CEO
                                                Sherborne Area Schools’ Trust
                                                St. Aldhelm’s House, c/o The Gryphon School
                                                Bristol Road
                                                Dorset   DT9 4EQ

To access the policy please click below:

SAST Schools Admissions Policy 2019 2020_final

Latest News from Thornford Primary School

Is your child due to leave their current school in July 2019 and transfer to the next school in September 2019?

Closing Date for Secondary Applications is 31st October 2018

Closing Date for Primary Applications is 15th January 2019

See poster for further details


RThornford School Team photo (1)

Thornford are the 2018  Sherborne Area Rounders Tournament champions!

Well done to all the team who displayed amazing skills and great team work!


Swimming Gala

Well Done to everyone who took part in the Sherborne Area Swimming Gala

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. Thornford School is ALWAYS a SAFEGUARDING school

SIAMS Outstanding School