Welcome to our school



Year 6 SATs Results 2016

This year the Government introduced much harder assessments and we are delighted that we have exceeded National results in all areas!

Reading: 92% of our children achieved the expected standard (66% Nationally)

Mathematics: 92% of our children achieved the expected standard (70% Nationally)

Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling: 77% of our children achieved the expected standard (72% Nationally)

Writing: 77% of our children achieved the expected standard (74% Nationally)

77% of our children achieved the expected standard in reading, writing and maths (53% Nationally)




Welcome to our school website.  We are delighted that you have come here to find out more about us.

Excellent relationships and a welcoming, happy atmosphere are found everywhere in the school. Pupils feel safe. 

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Thornton-in-Craven Community Primary school is a small, rural, village school and we believe that our strength is in our size. We know every child and their family well and we are therefore able to provide a unique, positive educational experience for all children in our care. We are situated in the BD23 postcode which was voted as one of the best places in Britain to live.  We also believe it is one of the best places in which to work and learn.

We have high expectations of the children in our school. Our staff work hard to provide an environment where children can thrive. Children are asked to work hard and behave well so that they are motivated to achieve their potential in all areas. They are encouraged to develop confidence and enjoyment in all that they do. The school aims to build the core strengths in literacy and numeracy but also to develop their individual skills in all areas including an understanding of responsibility, respect, co-operation and self-belief.

The staff endeavour to work together to provide opportunities for pupils to express themselves in a variety of ways throughout all curricular and non-curricular areas; overcoming barriers to learning and through using assessment for individuals and groups of pupils.

The school vision is that of a team made up of pupils, teachers, teaching assistants, parents, governors, the LA and the local community working together for success. The school has achieved the Inclusion Quality Mark and aspires to progressively higher levels of this award.

If you would like to know more information about our school, please do come and see us.

Mrs K Smith


Letters To Parents

Letter for Prospective parents 2017
School tour dates for prospective parents
Guidance for supporting young people online

Awards and accreditations