About Our School

Thornford School was founded in 1874 and moved to the present location in 1975.

We are a Church of England Voluntary Aided School maintained by Dorset County Council. As such we are supported by the Dorset Education Partnership and the Salisbury Diocesan Board of Education.

The School has the advantages of a greenfield site with a spacious playing field and playground.

We are part of the Sherborne Rural Cluster and the Sherborne Pyramid.

The Sherborne Pyramid is the structure of Primary Schools from which children move at age 11 to the Gryphon School in Sherborne, a Church of England Voluntary Controlled Secondary School catering for the age range 11-18 years.

If you have questions or enquiries concerning our school please contact Mrs Elaine John (Mon, Tues, Wed) or Mrs Zoe Hallett (Thurs & Fri) our school secretaries

As a school we have achieved many national awards, although the high standards of education at Thornford Church School are our most important aim:

Click here to view Thornford School performance tables

Click here to view our latest Ofsted Report

Click here to view our latest SIAS Report

Click here to view Thornford School Prospectus

Click here to view Performance congratulations letter from the Minister of State for Schools 2015

Click here to view Outstanding Achievement in 2016 phonics letter from the Minister of State for Schools 2016

National Eco-Schools Awards (Bronze /Silver / Green Flag x 3 & now ‘Eco-Ambassador School’

National Healthy Schools Award

National Artsmarks Gold Award

UNICEF International Rights Respecting Schools – Level 1

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