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

The charity for the year, chosen by the school, is Children in Need. As it is the Children in Need national fundraising week, school council has organised a non-uniform day this Friday (16th November), costing £1. As with all school council events, half the money raised will go to the charity and half to the school council fund. A copy of the letter sent to families can be found here

#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. 

It will be The Thorp Christmas fair on Saturday 8th December 10am-midday. Tickets will be going on sale Wednesday 28th November and cost £1. (Thorp children are admitted for free). Tickets will also be available on the door on the day. There will be a non-uniform day on Friday 30th November for chocolate contributions and another on Friday 7th December for a bottle donation. 

We have an exciting job opportunity at Thorp Primary School. If you are interested in the role of Administrator working in our school office, please see the advert here and then contact Mrs Rutherford for more information.

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.

There is a vacancy on Thorp Governing Body for a parent governor. A letter was sent out on 6th November, a copy can be found here. If you are interested in the role please have your nomination form back to the school office by 23rd November 2018. If there is more than one nomination then all parents will be ballotted between 28 November and 12th December 2018.

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 is set out in the letter to our families HERE . A big thank you to the families who attended the meeting in school on Thursday 18th October. The deadline to make representations is 19th November 2018, and you do so via email or letter to the school office. If you do have any questions please ask them via email or letter via the school office and we will endeavour to reply as quickly as possible.

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 is controlled by the local authority. 

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

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 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/