Achieving, Caring & Respecting with Confidence

Affiliated with
St Augustines C of E

Affiliated with
St Augustines C of E

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Welcome to Thorpedene Primary School.      Important news on our Stowaways (guinea pigs) click here . . .     Our Golden Rules:    . . .  We are gentle  . . .  We are kind and helpful  . . .  We listen  . . .  We are honest  . . .  We work hard  . . .  We look after property.


Gap – What Gap?

Did you know that generally Pupil Premium children do not achieve as well as children who are not Pupil Premium?


At our school, Pupil Premium children are achieving in line with our non Pupil Premium children in Reading, Writing and Maths at BOTH Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2.

At our school, our year one children last year achieved at a higher level in the phonics screening test than both local schools and national averages in BOTH pupil premium and non pupil premium groups.

Click here for more information…

Cucumber Cups


1 cucumber

cream cheese

egg mayonnaise


1) Slice the cucumber into even sections ( approx. 1 1/2 inches or so ). Then take a melon baller or small spoon and scoop out the inside, you will want to scoop out enough that you have a good size hole – enough to put your filling in.

2) Fill up with your favourite filling.


Newsletter No 1 September 2014

Newsletter No 1 September 2014

Recruitment: Teaching Assistant (including Breakfast Club & Lunchtime Supervision)

Teaching Assistant (including Breakfast Club & Lunchtime Supervision)

Fixed Term 1 year contract from Sept 2013

Cleaner Required

Please see recruitment page

New Curriculum Statement 2014

Thorpedene Curriculum Statement

 At Thorpedene we want to ensure that the new 2014 curriculum has been fully developed throughout the school, fundamentally giving a breath and depth of study within a single year group. In the current academic year years one, three, four and five are immersed fully in the new curriculum. Years two and six are experiencing  the 2014 curriculum whilst ensuring that coverage of English, mathematics and science also draws from the previous curriculum  to remain in line with the requirements for their upcoming SATs tests in the summer. At our school we encourage the children…

Children’s University Summer Challenge

Looking for inspiration this holiday?

Why not try the Children’s University Summer Challenge?

Lots of ideas for activities which you can complete in your neighbourhood.

Go on, get out there, complete an activity and take the evidence to your teacher or the next Passport Control.

Find out more here:

Welcome Back Session

We look forward to seeing you and your child/children at the Welcome Back Session on Tuesday 2nd September.  This is between 2.30 – 3.30pm and an opportunity for the children to see their school friends and teacher, remember where their new classroom is and familiarise themselves with where to put their coats etc, so that they come in ready to start their learning on Wednesday 3rd September.

Hot School Dinner for Reception, Year 1 and Year 2

From September every child in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 will be entitled to a hot school dinner at no cost due to the Free School Meal Government Initiative for infant children.  The school is currently revising its menu and this will be available on the school website next term.  However, additional funding is available if you meet the normal eligibility criteria for Free School Meals. The Government has introduced the Pupil Premium Grant to help children from lower income families reach their full potential and to achieve higher academic grades at school.  Under this funding arrangement, schools receive…

Menu Week 1





Roast Chicken & vegetables

Fish fingers & chips/hash brown

Vegetable Bolognese

Quorn Chicken & vegetables

Macaroni Cheese/Tuna pasta  bake



Apple & apricot cake & custard

Oaty fruit crunch & custard

Jelly & ice cream/Mousse

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