If you would like your child to attend Thringstone Primary Academy please click on the Admissions Policy image for full details of our admission arrangements in the current school year (2018-19).
Thringstone Primary School has a capacity of 210 pupils and an admission number into each year group of 30. We admit pupils from Reception to Year 6.
There is currently 1 class per year group, however future numbers and finance may necessitate mixed age classes (eg Years 3 and 4 together).
Applications need to be made to Leicestershire County Council School Admission Service on the Leicestershire County Council website. You can also make an appointment to have a look around the school with the Headteacher Mrs Roberts by contacting the school directly.
If you are applying for a place in our Foundation Stage Class (4+), please note that the closing date for applications is 15th January of the year your child is due to start.
You are urged to avoid booking a family holiday during term time. Following government guidelines, we can only grant leave for exceptional circumstances. Please note that an unauthorised leave of absence could result in a penalty notice being issued.
If your child has unauthorised leave of absence you may either be issued with a Penalty Notice of £120 per parent per child (discounted to £60 if paid within 21 days), or, your case could be referred by the Local Authority directly to the Magistrates' Court for the purposes of a criminal prosecution.
Applications to the Headteacher for term time holiday will be considered individually using criteria as detailed in our attendance policy.
If you need to take your child out of school for any reason you will need to fill in a Leave of Absence form stating the reason for absence. All requests will receive a reply advising whether the absence is authorised or not.
Please click the image to download the school leave of absence form.
We are proud to be using our working kitchen to provide our school dinners. The school kitchen is run by Leicestershire Food Support Services.
All children in Foundation Stage, Year 1 and Year 2 are eligible for free school meals under the Universal Free School Meals Programme.
School meals should be paid for in advance, preferably via Parent Pay. Any money sent into school should be in an envelope or purse clearly marked with the child’s name, class and amount enclosed.
Up to date information about the cost of school meals is available from the office.
Your child may bring a packed lunch together with a fruit type squash or milk drink in a screw top container if they wish. Children are not permitted to bring drinks in cans or glass bottles. They should not bring fizzy drinks to school. Water is always available.
Many children bring a snack for break time. We encourage children to bring this in a container with their name on it. We prefer it if children do not bring sweets.Through the National Fruit Scheme, children in Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1 receive a piece of fresh fruit each day and do not need to bring another snack to school.
Chilled water is available for the children at all times. We do ask the children to bring a small plastic bottle to school which can be filled during the day.
The school was inspected in June 2016. This was a short inspection and the inspector concluded that
the school continues to be good and has maintained the good quality of education in the school since the last inspection.
"Pupils' attitudes to their learning are good. They listen respectfully to adults and work hard in lessons. They also cooperate well in class, and play happily and safely together at lunchtime and breaktimes. Pupils greatly enjoy themselves outdoors, using the spacious grounds and school field, with many physical activities available to help them to stay fit and healthy."
Please click the image to download 2016 Ofsted Report
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It is our belief that children should enjoy their school life, find satisfaction in their achievements and realise their potential to the full. The School endeavours to create tolerant individuals; we will aim to help your child respect and appreciate others, their feelings, views and capabilities. We will encourage your child to be confident and excited about meeting new challenges.
During your child’s life at our school we feel it is very important that home and school work closely together. Through a strong partnership we can share our expectations, develop understanding and celebrate your child’s successes.
Schools produce and receive a great deal of documentation to help them in their effective and efficient running and we are happy to share this with you. Click on the links if you would like to see copies of Ofsted reports on the school, our policies, schemes of work or publications from the DfE.
Please click the image to see the curriculum
Click the button below for the year group curriculum overview
The pupil premium was introduced in April 2011 and is allocated to schools to work with pupils who have been registered for free school meals at any point in the last six years (known as 'Ever 6 FSM').
Schools also receive funding for children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months, and children of service personnel.
The Pupil Premium is additional funding given to schools so that they can support their disadvantaged pupils and close the attainment gap between them and their peers.
Please click the image to download the Pupil Premium Strategy Statement
In March 2013, the Government announced that it would provide additional funding to primary schools to support the improvement of provision of PE and sport. The PE and sport premium is designed to help primary schools improve the quality of the PE and sport activities they offer all their pupils.
At Thringstone Primary School, we are strongly committed to PE. This is evident in the wide range of activities in and out of school that we offer, including being involved in competitive sports.
We recognise the importance of PE to the health and well-being of our children and the impact the PE curriculum and extra-curricular activities can have on our attitudes, confidence and academic achievement of all children.
Please click the image to download the intended expenditure of the PE and Sports premium 2018-19.
It is a requirement under the Equality Act 2010 that schools have an Accessibility Plan. The Equality Act 2010 replaced all existing equality legislation, including the Disability Discrimination Act. This means that “schools cannot unlawfully discriminate against pupils on the grounds of sex, race, disability, religion or belief and sexual orientation”.
According to the Equality Act 2010 a person has a disability if:
(a) He or she has a physical or mental impairment, and
(b) The impairment has a substantial and long-term adverse effect on his or her ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities.
The Full Governing Body is responsible for ensuring the implementation and resourcing of the Plan and for reviewing the Plan.
Thringstone Primary School is committed to providing an accessible environment which values and includes all pupils, staff, parents and visitors regardless of their education, physical, sensory, social, spiritual, emotional and cultural needs. The school will also remove or minimise any potential barriers to learning allowing all children to achieve and participate fully in school life. Thringstone Primary School will challenge negative attitudes about disability and accessibility and developing a culture of awareness, tolerance and inclusion.
The full plan can be downloaded below
Data Protection Information
Please find below all the information you need under General Data Protection Regulations that came into force 25th May 2018.
Our Data Protection Officer (DPO) is Helen Fountain, Community Governor at Thringstone Primary School. She can be contacted via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Each child is unique and has individual needs. They learn at
different rates and reach milestones at different times and this process
continues throughout lifelong learning.
In every class at school there will be children who
may at some time during their school years have special educational
needs (SEN) identified. These learning difficulties could be short or
Schools work in partnership with parents to monitor
their child’s development and, where there are concerns, take steps to
help them to learn more effectively to maximise inclusion and
opportunity for all children.