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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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Our 'Standing Out' Blog has some shots from our Learning Experiences, so far this year.....take a look and leave a comment! 

We talk about many things in our Staff Meetings on a Thursday night. Ms Kelloway shared statistics with us regarding home reading. IF YOU READ 20MINS A NIGHT, YOU READ FOR 3,600 MINS IN A SCHOOL YEAR AND READ 1.8M WORDS!
It is a good statistic when you look at the effect that home reading can have on your children. Please read with your children; don’t presume they are just doing it! The foundations of times tables and reading are so important to the layering of harder skills as they move up the school. Pupils from Y2 up have IAmLearning accounts and this is GREAT for times tables games. Ask your teacher if your child cannot access it. You will find the link at the side of this newsletter. We need your help at home to maintain their progress from in school. We know that family time is so precious, but these activities can be done together and the loss of ‘down time’ is negated.


​At the end of Summer 2017, our Year 6 pupils designed their own fund-raising businesses to help charities of their own choice. It was a huge success and we have receieved some lovely updates.

Cancer Research have written and thanked us for raising a brilliant £173.62! As the letter says: "This could buy 4 pairs of chemical scissors that our scientists use to chop up DNA in a cancer cell, helping to find hidden cells and fighting back against the disease."

WaterAid have written to thanks us for raising £75.30, helping work towards a where everyone everywhere has taps and toilets.

British Red Cross have written to thank us for raising £56.80, helping to ease the suffering of all those affected in the London Fire Relief Fund.

WE are very proud of our pupils. Psalm 37 tells us: "Trust in the LORD and do good" and there is no doubt that this work was a good deed done well!

​Mr Gillan:

As the new year of 2018 begins, our online and internet structure is experiencing a major overhaul. Somerset County Council IT have been managing the closure of a central contract with BT but have no official role or responsibility in the provision of new connections to schools. Therefore, alongside our hardworking Governors, we have been trying to solve this challenge ourselves. Our solution will see our email communications affected for the first school week - and hopefully no longer. As you are all aware, I endeavour to respond to any Thurlbear family email within hours. During the next few weeks, please be patient if no response has come, or ring, or pop in and see us face to face!

The  latest Governor Newsletter Christmas 2017 has just been published!  Click here to read.

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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

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

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“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

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​" 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