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

A massive thank you to #TeamThorp (the pupils, families, staff and community) that made Thorp Christmas Fair a success again this year. We had some great donations and a lovely turn out. School council business enterprise made £365, with Year 6 winning the competition to make the most profit. This money is split between school council fund and the school charity (Children in Need). The rest of the fair made just over £1400.

Our Annual ‘Shelter’ assembly is Tuesday 18th December. We will be collecting loose change donations on this day.

Christmas Party days are as follows:

Y5/6 Monday 17th December in the afternoon.

Y3/4 Tuesday 18th December in the afternoon.

EYFS (Nursery/Reception) Wednesday 19th December in the morning.

Y1/2 Wednesday 19th December in the afternoon.

Children can wear party clothes/non uniform on the day of their parties

School Council ‘Wear your Christmas clothes to School Day’ is Thursday 20th December. Cost £1. Money raised will be split between school council fund and Children in Need. Thursday 20th December is also Christmas Dinner day.

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.

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 . We expect the school 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 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 our final EYFS open session on Tuesday 8th January 10.00-11.00am for families who would like to see the EYFS provision as they have children who could join our nursery in April or September 2019 or Reception in September 2019. 

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/