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

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.

As you may have noticed from the Key Dates for the Term sheet we have brought forward the parent/child/teacher consultations from the end of Spring term 2 to the end of Spring term 1. This is following the survey we did last year so that teachers can share progress, learning highlights and areas that are being focussed on much earlier in the academic year. We will be doing the consultations over 2 sessions and allowing 10 minutes per session, following the successful trial last year,  on Tuesday 12th February 2-5pm and Thursday 14th February 3:30-6pm. Letters will be sent out in week 4 of term giving more detail.

Liz Wilson has been elected as a parent governor for the school.

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

#TeamThorp have made a great start to this year’s cross-country championship. We now have the mid-season break. Race 4 is on 9th February 2018. 

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.

The governing body of Thorp Primary School applied to become an academy under the Academies Act 2010 and is  joining The Oak Trust for Inspirational Learning and Leadership which will also include Fir Bank Primary School and North Chadderton Secondary School.  We are on track to convert to an Academy on 1st February 2019.

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.

If your child is due to start secondary school in September 2019 you will have received a letter from the local authority via us regarding how to apply for a place. This had to have been done online at http://www.oldham.gov.uk/admissions by 31st October 2018. If you have not yet applied, please contact the local authority admissions team as soon as possible. A copy of the letter can be found here.

The new GDPR legislation came into effect on 25th May 2018. As a result we have a new 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/