Thank you for taking the time to visit the website of Thurston Church of England Primary Academy.
January takes its name from the Roman two headed god Janus, who had one head looking back to the outgoing year and one facing the year ahead. Here Susan Coolidge, the American writer reflects on new beginnings, something we hope 2021 brings for us all.
New Every Morning
Every day is a fresh beginning,
Listen my soul to the glad refrain.
And, spite of old sorrows
And older sinning,
And possible pain,
Take heart with the day and begin again.
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 are relocating to a new school September 2021, plans can be seen using the new school tab. Currently our school is one form entry and has approximately 210 pupils, from Reception to Year 6; this will increase over time to a two form entry school with a capacity of 420 pupils.
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 www.thedwastreeducationtrust.co.uk 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.
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. I look forward to seeing you.
This half term the Christian Value is TRUST. Please click on the link above to be taken to the Christian Value TRUST page for Home Learning tasks.