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Thurston Community College

Thurston Community College

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The Thurston Partnership includes Thurston Community College and all 16 primary schools in its catchment area. The purpose of the Thurston Partnership is to provide and improved education for all children and young people in the Thurston area. The schools are committed to working together to improve the attainment, progress and experience of school for all children. All Partnership schools agree that our aims can be achieved by working together and supporting and learning from each other.

Thurston Partnership schools share these aims:

  • To raise the aspirations of all learners;
  • To raise attainment in the Thurston area to match or exceed the best;
  • To seek out best practice to develop new approaches to raising achievement;
  • To develop an ethos of success and achievement among all learners, parents, staff and the wider community;
  • To keep our schools rooted in their communities, with each retaining its distinctive identity and ethos; and
  • To build relationships of trust and cooperation between schools. 

The members of the Thurston Partnership are listed below. You can find out more about each school by clicking on the link to its website.

Bardwell CEVC Primary School

Barnham CEVC Primary School Barningham CEVC Primary School

Cockfield CEVC Primary School

Elmswell Community Primary School Great Barton CEVC Primary School

Honington CEVC Primary School

Hopton CEVC Primary School Ixworth CEVC Primary School

Norton CEVC Primary School

Rattlesden CEVC Primary School Rougham CEVC Primary School

Stanton Community Primary School

Thurston CEVC Primary School Thurston Community College

Walsham-le-Willows CEVC Primary School

Woolpit Community Primary School  

Transition for Y6 in 2016


Now that places for students have been confirmed, we will be continuing to work on making the transfer of students to Thurston Community College as seamless as possible. All schools have been visited by one of our two transition coordinators, Graham Chubb and Kelly Allcock. They have talked to the Y6 pupils about their hopes and fears and explained some of the ways in which we will help them make this next big step in their education. Many students will have attended Tuesday Club where they have had the opportunity to take part in some extra-curricular activities and get used to our building, teachers and older students. After the May half term, maths and English teachers from Thurston Community College will be visiting all the schools to teach a taster lesson and will be introducing the students to the standards expected of them in secondary school. Behind the scenes, we are also working hard transferring the important information the will allow Thurston Community College to put the 300 students into tutor groups ready for September. Graham and Kelly will work hard to create balanced groups. We will be holding Welcome evenings for parents on 19 and 20 April at Thurston Community College to outline some of the basic information they will need to help make the transition work well for their children. There will be further opportunities to meet tutors and other staff on the evenings of the transition days on 12 and 13 July.