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

Year Six are off to Robinwood for the annual residential with Mrs Phillips, Miss Bowers and Mrs Neshad Monday-Wednesday. We will be sharing plenty of photo’s and updates via the school twitter feed @ThorpPrimary. 

A big well done to all of our runners for persevering in the poor weather on Saturday. The next race is Saturday 10th November at Chadderton Hall Park. 1025am walk round, then KS1 fun run then KS2 races. Reminders will be sent out from Mrs Grayson nearer the time.

As you may already be aware, the governing body of Thorp Primary School has applied to become an academy under the Academies Act 2010 and is proposing to join The Oak Trust for Inspirational Learning and Leadership. Further information about what becoming an academy means, and how to comment on the proposals, is set out in the letter to our families HERE . There will be a meeting in school on Thursday 18th October 2018 at 5:30pm where you can make representations or ask questions about the application and what it means.

Our harvest collection is now closed. A big thank you to our families that have donated. As in previous years, our collection will be donated to the Chadderton food bank.

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.

If your child is due to start Primary School (Reception) in September 2019 you must apply for a place, even if your child is in our nursery. You must apply online at http://www.oldham.gov.uk/admissions by 15th January 2019. 

We have some open sessions arranged for families who would like to see the EYFS provision as they have children who could join our nursery in January, April or September 2019 or Reception in September 2019. 

Thursday 29th November 1.30-2.30pm

Tuesday 8th January 10.00-11.00am

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.

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 be receiving a letter from the local authority via us regarding how to apply for a place. This has to be done online at http://www.oldham.gov.uk/admissions by 31st October 2018. A copy of the letter can be found here.

If your child is due to start Primary School (Reception) in September 2019 you must apply for a place, even if your child is in our nursery. You must apply online at http://www.oldham.gov.uk/admissions by 15th January 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.

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 remember, no dogs are allowed on school grounds and no smoking or vaping is permitted on the school premises. 


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