A warm welcome to Thorndown Primary School


BuildingI would like to warmly welcome you to our school. We are a large primary school serving the population on the west side of St Ives. We care passionately about our children’s education and go the extra mile to help every child reach their full potential. This is reflected in our increasing SATs exam results. Our school environment is very smart and was rebuilt in September 2014


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. We teach our children good manners and encourage them to contribute to society by taking part in charity fund raising and reinforcing British Values.

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


Our staff are highly committed to teaching stimulating and engaging lessons, concentrating on making sure that children acquire all basic skills, as well as stretching every child with our rich curriculum.


We provide a robust and varied curriculum which meets the needs of all our pupils and helps each of them to develop confidence and a positive self-image. This is enhanced 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)