Our Vision


Our school promotes honesty, respect and responsibility in a culture of high expectations where pupils can become the best that they can be!

We provide a learning centred, inclusive, safe and nurturing environment in which everyone is valued and can feel safe and secure; an environment that provides challenge through stimulating, exciting and experiential learning opportunities.

We are a school that:

  • appreciates and embraces everyone’s uniqueness and individuality:
  • promotes happiness and enjoyment for all our pupils:
  • celebrates success and takes pride in building positive relationships with everyone within the school and wider community.

At Thornton Primary School, we are all encouraged to work together, to believe in ourselves and develop life skills which enable us to achieve our dreams and aspirations and succeed as learners.


TRAIN is the title of our set of values at Thornton Primary School. The letters stand for separate expectations, each of which we feel should be demonstrated by everyone connected to the school – pupils, parents, visitors and staff.

We expect that everyone at Thornton Primary School will:

  • work together and co-operate to move forward;
  • show each other respect at all times;
  • achieve their potential and be successful;
  • use their initiative at all times;
  • nurture those in need of help or support.


Throughout the school the TRAIN title will be displayed in classrooms and on displays and walls. We hope that this set of values will underpin and support everything we do to enable all our pupils to make the best of their time at Thornton Primary School.