Thank you for taking the time to visit the website of Thurston Church of England Primary Academy. 

Currently many changes are being made to the website due to the expansion of the school. We endeavour to update the website accordingly over the coming weeks. 

Thank you for your patience.

Now that teachers are heading back to their classrooms...

now that their students are returning

It's time to think about all the teaching that will occur this year 

Its time to ponder all the learning.....

It's time for each student to try their hardest to learn

As they become a classroom member.......

And it's time for teachers, and all of us who were students, 

to look back .... and to remember......


To remember how lucky are we that in our lives 

we often find it prudent.....

to sometimes be the teacher...

while other times .... the student.

That around every corner

over every hill

and around every turn.....

we discover opportunities to teach.....

as well as opportunities to learn.

And if we're lucky.... truly lucky

as this magical orb keeps turning

we understand when we should be teaching.....

and when we should be learning. 

Jim Yerman

We are a friendly village school, with a strong Christian ethos, situated close to the Parish Church of St Peter's. It is a very exciting time for us all at Thurston CE Primary Academy as we have relocated to a new school September 2021. With a new school brings new challenges, moving from a one form entry school with 210 pupils we are now growing and over time aim to become a two form entry school with a capacity of 420 pupils educating from Reception to Year 6.


On January the 1st 2016 Thurston C of E Primary Academy became part of a Multi Academy Trust forming stronger links with Great Barton C of E Primary Academy, Rattlesden C of E Primary Academy and Woolpit Primary Academy. Please use the link for more information. We also work closely with a number of other primary schools in the area as part of the Thurston Partnership along with Thurston Community College; as a group of Headteachers we work together to provide the best education and opportunities for all our children. 


The most recent published Ofsted inspection (October 2018) judged our school to be good. We are fortunate to have a very active governing body which takes an  interest in the school with all governors regularly fulfilling their role through monitoring teaching and learning as well as helping on a voluntary basis in the school. 

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 incredibly hard in partnership with the staff to help to improve the school in various ways, including subsidising trips, purchasing new reading books across the school and are currently raising money for new outdoor equipment. 


Informal visits to the school are warmly welcomed, by appointment. I look forward to seeing you.


John Bayes


Christian Value 

This half term the Christian Value is compassion. Please click on the link above to be taken to the Christian Value Compassion  page for Home Learning tasks.