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Safety, Learning and Respect - our three values. Thornhill Primary School is proud to be part of the West Lakes Multi-Academy Trust. 'Safeguarding given the highest priority' ( OFSTED 2019)


Admissions Policy 2021-22


For Admissions to school for 2021-22 the Admissions Policy below will be applied:

Admissions procedure




Thornhill Primary School began offering Nursery provision in January 2017. This setting is suitable for 2 and 3 year olds. The majority of our Nursery children feed into our Reception class.


Transition arrangements can be explored in more detail using the Nursery prospectus.


Parents need to apply for Nursery and Reception places through Cumbria County Council using the link below. Our School Office Manager can help with this if you are unsure:


We strongly advise new families to visit the school prior to their child attending. Nursery pupils will be offered a home visit prior to starting school.


In the unlikely event of the school being over-subscribed, the school will follow the county policy.


Pupils from Thornhill Primary transfer to Secondary provision when they finish Year 6 ( aged 11). Our children usually transfer to West Lakes Academy or St Benedict’s Catholic High School. We have good transitional arrangements with both local secondary schools to help pupils to settle well.


Starting School


Parents/ carers of new entrants are asked to provide the following:


·         contact details

·         copies of birth certificate (Nursery pupils)

·         information on SEN / medical Information

·         information on any allergies/ intolerances

·         a signed home-school agreement


Special Needs Pupils


Thornhill Primary is an inclusive school. As a staff we feel that every child has the same rights to education and therefore give all children equal access to educational activities and opportunities. Children with special needs are generally taught within their own classroom, with their peers, occasionally where necessary/appropriate, pupils are withdrawn in small groups to support them with their difficulties.