Welcome to Thornton Dale C of E Primary School.


Mission Statement:

Be kind, be brave, believe.

Our mission is to promote a safe, creative, dynamic community that nurtures and educates the whole child, providing the skills necessary to succeed in a changing society within the context of the living Christian faith.

Message from the Headteachers

A very warm Welcome to Thornton Dale C of E Primary School. As a school we are currently on a journey of improvement and we are very excited about the direction in which we are travelling.

We believe that children need to feel safe and happy in order to learn. We value relationships and provide a very nurturing environment. As Interim Headteachers, Mrs Thirlaway and I feel privileged to work with enthusiastic learners, hardworking staff, supportive parents and a forward-thinking Governing Body.

As we start our new journey together, we have determined our three, core Christian values and agreed a new mission statement. The core Christian values have been chosen by key groups that make up our school family. Children chose the value of friendship, staff chose the value of kindness and parents chose the value of respect. These values will underpin all of our hard work and high expectations for our children’s achievements. Our new mission statement is: Be kind, be brave, believe.

We are also working with pupils, parents, staff, governors and the Diocese of York to establish the new vision for the school. We want to ensure that every child loves learning in a safe environment where they feel nurtured, valued and happy. We aim for a culture of exceptionally high expectations and an innovative approach to inspire our children to believe they can achieve excellence.

If you would like to find out what it is like to be a part of our school family, please come and visit us. I would be more than happy to give you a tour of our school and introduce you to our dedicated team.

The school is happy to provide paper copies of all documents and polices free of charge.  Please contact our school on 01751 474345 or email admin@thorntondale.n-yorks.sch.uk

Mrs Nikkie Beniams
Executive Headteacher

​Click here to access our Collective Worship Plan.

Click here to access our British Values statement.

Click here to access our most recent SIAMS report.

Mrs Nikkie Beniams and Mrs Marie-Louise Thirlaway

Executive Headteacher and Headteacher



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