Joint School Projects

We are part of the Sherborne Rural Cluster that comprises 4 schools of broadly similar size. The four partner schools in our cluster are:

Bishops Caundle

Buckland Newton

Bradford Abbas

Trent Young’s Endowed

By co-operating on a range of projects each school in the cluster is able to broaden the experiences it can offer to its children.

On cluster trips our children have the opportunity to make friends with their peers from the other schools. They often carry these friendships into the secondary stage of their education

Examples of our Cluster Trips are:

Year 2 – Ryewater Nursery day trip – Summer Term

Year 3 – Cranborne Ancient Technology Centre – Summer Term

Year 4 – Studland Beach Study – Summer Term

Year 5 – 3 Day (2  night) Residential at Hooke Court (Nr Beaminster) – Orienteering / Rocket Building / Low Ropes / Problem Solving / Bridging the Moat / Nature Walks – Spring Term

Year 6 – 5 Day (4 night) Residential at Barton Hall PGL Centre Devon – Abseiling / Climbing / Canoeing / Kayaking / Problem Solving /zip wire – Summer Term

Thornford Church School is also part of a wider ‘Sherborne Schools Partnership’ comprising of the schools above and the following schools:

The Gryphon Secondary School

Sherborne Abbey (VC) CE Primary School

Sherborne County Primary School

St Andrew’s (VC) CE Primary School

All 8 of us co-ordinate joints activities and learning experiences for all the pupils and families within the Sherborne catchment area. For more details concerning our Cluster or Partnership of schools, please contact the office