Children from the ages of 4 to 11 attend Thorndown Primary School. They are able to start school in the Reception class at the beginning of the academic year in which they become five years old. Our admission arrangements are planned to ensure that the children settle quickly into the routines of school and develop personal confidence.

We recognise that these first steps have a real impact on children’s ability to adapt to the school setting.

Children may enter other classes in our school at any time during the course of the year. We try to make a transition between schools as easy as possible and ensure that new pupils are paired up with a ‘buddy’ to help them settle in.

We give great importance to the development of relationships between school and home. Strong links help us to work with families to provide the best possible opportunities for the children in our care.

We are always happy to show prospective families around our school and you are welcome to contact us on 01480 375103 if you would like to make an appointment.

The formal admission procedure, including the exercise of parental choice, is dealt with by the local authority.


Castle Court
Cambridge  CB3 0AP
Tel: 01223 699202


Thorndown Pre-School

Admissions to Thorndown Pre-School can be made via the School office and these are administered directly by the school. For more information about our Pre-School, please click HERE.