We are a friendly village school, with a strong Christian ethos, situated close to the Parish Church of St Peter's (http://thurstonchurch.onesuffolk.net)
Currently our school has 203 pupils, from Reception to Year 6.
As Thurston CEVC Primary, the most recent Ofsted inspection judged our school to be good (December 2012).
The governing body takes an active interest in the school with several governors occasionally helping on a voluntary basis in the school.
Thurston C of E Primary Academy has very strong links with Great Barton C of E Primary Academy, Rattlesden C of E Primary Academy and Woolpit Primary Academy, having become part of a Multi Academy Trust on January 1st 2016. Please use this link to go to www.thedwastreeducationtrust.co.uk
We are also part of the Thurston Partnership, sixteen primary schools and Thurston Community College working together for all our children.Go to Thurston Partnership for more information.
Parents are interested and supportive, with some parents helping on a regular basis in the school. Other parents take an active role in 'FOTS' - Friends of Thurston School. They work in partnership with the staff and School Council to help to improve the school in various ways, including subsidising trips and visits and have recently purchased £1000 of new reading books, with a particular focus on boys' interests. This year, FOTS members refurbished the library.
The school has an active School Council and Eco-Council. This year the School Council have focused on raising funds to help purchase classroom books and help with various local and global charities.
Informal visits to the school are warmly welcomed, by appointment. We look forward to seeing you.
SAFEGUARDING OF CHILDREN
The Governing Body
♦ is committed, through its Safeguarding Policy, to ensuring that the school meets all statutory regulations in this area and follows relevant local procedures.
♦ recruits staff and volunteers in line with safer recruitment processes.
♦ ensures that the necessary procedures are followed for dealing with any allegations of abuse against staff and volunteers
♦ monitors the appointment of a designated senior member of staff for dealing with issues concerning the safeguarding of children.
♦ accesses appropriate safeguarding children training as required.
♦ meets the Prevent Duty in our school as described in the Counter Terrorism and Security Act 2015 to have “due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism”. See our Safeguarding Policy.
The Designated Lead Professional for Safeguarding and for Prevent is Mrs. Kathy Lambert (Headteacher)
The Alternate Designated Professionals are:
Mr John Bayes (Deputy Headteacher)
Mr Anthony Rushbrook (Year 5 teacher).
Mrs. Frances Pointer is the governor with responsibility for safeguarding and Prevent.
The lead for online safety is Mr Bayes.
We are pleased to announce that Thurston Primary became an academy on January 1st 2016.
We are proud to be part of the Thedwastre Education Trust.
Thurston Primary Academy follows Suffolk County Council’s admissions procedures and details of these can be found on the local authority school admissions pages of its website: http://www.suffolk.gov.uk/education-and-careers/schools-and-support-in-education/applying-for-a-school-place
This website gives details of dates when you need to apply by, how you need to apply and when you will hear if your child/ren have a place at our school.
Making Story Boxes on World Book Day
Thurston Primary Academy has a Twitter account - @ThurstonPSchool