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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Welcome to our school website. Whether you are a newcomer or a regular visitor, we hope you find this site useful and enjoyable.     


Our School Vision is to create an irresistible Church School; a beacon for learning experiences which lead to great life achievements.   
Please do not hesitate to contact us if you require any further information or to arrange a visit; come and see us learning and loving our Christian school!       

Steve Gillan - Headteacher 

We are incredibly proud of the children that form such an important part of our school - how do YOU feel about US? Click on the button below to go to the Ofsted site, and then tell us how you feel!  You may need to complete a simple registration first.


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​CLICK HERE to find our latest application form for Foundation governors! Come and help take the school onto greater achievements...

​The National Online Safety Team have designed a poster giving families more information about Tik-Tok, the app we featured in our safeguarding section of the newsletter. There is some excellent advice and guidance in here, so please do take a look.


The latest edition of the Governor Newsletter can be found here

Our DRESS DOWN FRIDAY DATES, as requested! The system has been a little convoluted and mysterious in the past, so these are now simplified, I hope. These can be found on our website, as well as on the NEXT newsletter for those who prefer hard copies:

October 5, November 9, December 7, January 11, February 1, March 1, April 5, May 3, June 7, July 5.
If any of these change, for any reason, we will tell families asap.


Being safer online is a massive area of concern for so many families as, by its nature, the online space grows and morphs on a daily basis. It is so hard to keep up. We are here to help in any small way that we can. Here is a guide to FIFA 18 and some things for families to be aware of. 
We can't stop our children from crossing roads as they get older, so we give them rules to follow to stay safe. As they get older, it is harder and harder to stop our children from being online, so let's give them tools for handling it in a safer way.



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What our parents say...


What the parents say:

"He has loved school this year! His homework has been just the right amount so thank you for a great year!" 
Mrs R July 2017

What the parents say:

“Her confidence has frown so much and I thank the teaching staff for this. We enjoyed reading the personal comments and feel you all know her so well.”
Mrs L July 2017

What the parents say:

“He has turned a corner this year with his reading and now we can't stop him (which is brilliant)! We look forward to another good year!”
Mrs W July 2017

What the parents say:

“He loves coming to school and is always full of enthusiasm about his day when I pick him up.”
Mrs H July 2017

What the parents say:

“Thank you for providing such a detailed and lovely report. It was a pleasure to read it."
Mrs L July 2017

What the parents say:

"She is now on track and all of this is due to the fantastic school and staff. I can't be happier that we chose Thurlbear and thank you all very much.”
Mr R July 2017

What the parents say:

​" We have seen her grown in confidence and in her own self belief in her abilities this year, which I am sure has happened through the great support and guidance of the Thurlbear team."
Mrs B July 2017

What the parents say:

"The children are very lucky to belong to such a caring and high achieving school that sets them up so well for their future.
Mrs S July 2017

What the parents say:

"We have watched him enter Reception very quiet and reserved, and during his progress through the school (with nurture and encouragement) he is emerging a confident and well spoken boy ready for Secondary School challenges. We will miss you all."
Mrs H July 2017