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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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This week's newsletter celebrates the fact that Thurlbear has been graded 7th out of 153 peer schools in Somerset for attendance.

As always, we would like to thank families for the continued support. It really does show the answer to the question: "Does your child like coming to school?"  

FRIDAY 29th JUNE is the PTA Bingo Night! Hosted by our very own Mrs Cann and Mrs Carter!!

Doors open 6pm, so get here for a good table,as they always fill up quickly!
Eyes down at 6:30 on the dot!
Teas and drinks available, plus a raffle!

A message from the Life Bus:

"Life Education is a charity providing age-appropriate health and drug prevention education support to schools. The specially equipped classroom provides an experience for the children whilst contributing to our Personal, Social, Health and Citizenship curriculum. The age-appropriate programmes help children to understand the wonders of the human body and how to look after it.
• In Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1 (Nursery to Year 2) they learn about keeping their bodies healthy, feelings, being a good friend and the safe use of medicines.
• At Key Stage 2 (Years 3 to 6) the experienced and specially trained Educators help children to consider the effects and risks associated with the use of drugs, including medicines, alcohol and tobacco. In addition, children learn about choices that can affect health and well-being, skills of friendship and how to cope with bullying and peer pressure.
We would like to invite you - the parents/carers - to visit the Life Education Mobile Classroom on Wednesday 13th to find out more about what the children will be experiencing. The session will last 30 minutes and will start at 3pm
Workbooks at £2 each (one for each age group), which can be used at home to support your child’s learning, are available during the session. Also available are limited edition Harold Zip Tags at £1 each. Children love to use these on coats, school bags and pencil cases, and they are also great for party bags and seasonal gifts."

School Centred Initial Teacher Training have sent us this lovely certificate to thank us for our work with trainee teachers. We take our collaborations very seriously and our pupils have always shone when it comes to interviewing future teachers!


​Our Accessibility plan for 2018-19 is now in our SEND page. Take a look, here.

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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