A warm welcome to Thorndown Primary School


BuildingThorndown Primary School is a happy, thriving community school based on the west side of St Ives.

We embrace our role in the community and instil the key values of respect, resilience and resourcefulness which will allow our pupils to thrive in this world of opportunity and challenge.



At Thorndown, we value and respect everyone in our community and work as a team to……

  • Provide learning experiences which support and inspire high achievement for all
  • Ensure a caring, safe and welcoming environment
  • Promote cooperative and responsible attitudes to make a positive contribution
  • Actively encourage independence and confidence to thrive in a changing world


We believe that if children are happy at school we are well placed to help them maximise their potential for personal, social and academic achievements.

Our school motto is ‘Happy, Healthy, High Achievers’ and a true reflection of our ethos.

We provide a curriculum which meets the needs of all our pupils and helps each of them to develop confidence and a positive self-image. This is enriched by special topic days, school trips, productions, class assemblies, music, sporting activities, charity events and links with the local community.

MazeWe value the partnerships that we develop between home and school. Working together leads to greater success and achievement for our pupils. We actively encourage parents’ participation in school life and value their contribution.

If you would like to know a little more about us please arrange a visit. We would be delighted to show you around and help give you a true flavour of Thorndown and the learning experiences we provide.
Vicci Godbold (Headteacher)