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Please note our school phone number is 0161 823 0520 and the school email address is info@thorpschool.uk

We are looking forward to seeing all the homelearning challenges that were done over the Easter break. The deadline for them to be in school by is Friday 27th April. The challenge was to design a school of the future.  The school can be of any size and made in any way. (For example, collage, junk model, make from Lego, sew). Please share the design as well as the finished article. We will be looking for the best designs and the best models from each year group, and they will get special recognition on a special display.

Thorp Primary School is part of the Oak Trust for Inspirational Learning and Leadership. The Trust website is The Oak Trust.We are please to announce that following the election, Jayne Haigh was successful in her bid to be a representative on the Thorp Local Advisory Committee. She joins Liz Wilson as the parent representatives on the committee and will officially join the team in the summer term.

CROSS COUNTRY- We are really proud to announce that #TeamThorp have come second in the Oldham Schools Cross Country Championship. We thank all of our runners and their families for the support and dedication over the season. A big well done to all that had personal bests this season. Morning Running club will continue for the rest of the academic year on a Friday, but the Cross Country sessions on a Thursday after school do not run during the summer term. Roll on next season!

REMINDER-children are not permitted to have phones in school. If a child requires a phone for the journey to/from school it is to be brought to the school office at the start of the day where it will be kept safe until the end of the day.

If you would like to see what your child is learning, please look at the information under their year group tab. Blogs can also be found under each year group tab.

If you would like to know the school holiday patterns for 2018/19 and 2019/20 please look under the Office tab at the top of the page, or click here. There is also a useful diary sheet of key dates for the term to be found under the office tab or by clicking here. This will be updated regularly. the half termly newsletters and other whole school letters can also be found under the office tab. 

The charity for the year, chosen by the school, is Children in Need. 

Please remember, no dogs are allowed on school grounds and no smoking or vaping is permitted on the school premises. We also ask that no children ride bikes or scooters on the school premises, they are to be walked round on the school grounds for safety reasons. Thank you.

Applications for Nursery are available from the school office. Our nursery admissions policy is published on our policies page of the website or is available via the school office. We have 3 intakes through the year for children who are 3 years of age, in September, January and April. All other year group admissions are controlled by the local authority. 

If your child is due to start Primary School (Reception) in September 2019 you should have applied for a place by by 15th January 2019, even if your child is in our nursery. If you have not yet applied, please visit http://www.oldham.gov.uk/admissions

Please can all clothing be labelled with the child’s name, and can all children from year 1 to year 6 have a named water-bottle in school everyday. Thank you. Remember PE kits should be in a small kit bag, as our cloakrooms do not have space for large bags. Children do not need stationary or pencil cases. Our uniform guide can be found here.

The GDPR legislation came into effect on 25th May 2018. As a result we updated our Data Protection Policy, which can be found here. (or from the policies and information tab at the top of the page).


Please check out the ‘Friends of Thorp’ facebook page, www.facebook.com/friendsofthorpschool/