Thurlstone Primary School - Putting Learning at the Heart of the Community
Ofsted Outstanding 2015-2016

We're Outstanding!

Here are some of the nice things Ofsted said about us:

"Pupils of all ages make rapid progress from their starting points."

"Behaviour in lessons and around school is exceptional."

"Relationships between pupils and staff are very strong."

"This is a very caring and happy school that caters for the needs of all pupils."

"The school’s work to promote pupils’ personal development and welfare is outstanding."

"The promotion of pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is highly successful and is a strong feature of the school."

"Governors have an accurate understanding of the effectiveness of the school ... (and) express ambition for every child to succeed and to make their school the best it can be."

Welcome to the Thurlstone Primary School Website

Welcome to our website!

Thurlstone Primary is a small, friendly, forward-thinking school which we hope is reflected in the pages of this website.

We are proud of what our children achieve in all aspects of their education and personal development. (The aims of the school can be found by visiting the prospectus page).

We are fully commited to developing our children spiritually, morally, socially and culturally.

We hope you find the site useful and that it gives you a small taste and feel of "what we're about."

Enjoy your visit and feel free to give us any feedback you may have.


Kind regards
Mrs Charlotte Gibbins

Please feel free to read our most recent OFSTED report from December 2015



The School's SEND (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities) Information Report is available by clicking here (January 2017version).

The school SENDco is Mr Andrew Mynett and the SEND governor is Mr John Crowther.

You can also view the Barnsley authority SEND offer here.

Previous versions of our SEND Information report:

September 1st 2014


Thurlstone village

Quick news


...then visit the News page. Here you can access multiple back copies!


You can now follow the school's goings-on on Twitter @Thurlstonesch for the main school feed and then follow the links to class 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5's feeds!



Follow the links below to access some important and useful information about how to make sure your children are safe online!


Click on this link to access the school's archive logbooks dating from 1880. They are an amazing glimpse into the school and village's social history!



Find out what's going on in the local area as well as events from within the Thurlstone Village Community. 

Text & Email Service

We provide a free texting and email service. Please make sure you inform us of any changes to mobile phone numbers.

The Shuttle

Visit the news page to download a PDF version of the latest edition of The Shuttle, our weekly newsletter.