The purpose of the Thurston Partnership is to provide and improved education for all children and young people in the Thurston area. The schools are committed to working together to improve the attainment, progress and experience of school for all children. All Partnership schools agree that our aims can be achieved by working together and supporting and learning from each other.
Thurston Partnership schools share these aims:
The members of the Thurston Partnership are listed below
Bardwell CEVC Primary School
Barnham CEVC Primary School
Barningham CEVC Primary School
Cockfield CEVC Primary School
Elmswell Community Primary School
Great Barton CEVC Primary School
Honington CEVC Primary School
Hopton CEVC Primary School
Ixworth CEVC Primary School
Norton CEVC Primary School
Rattlesden CEVC Primary School
Rougham CEVC Primary School
Stanton Community Primary School
Thurston CEVC Primary School
Thurston Community College
Walsham-le-Willows CEVC Primary School
Woolpit Community Primary School
Transition for Y6 in 2017
The deadline for applying for a secondary school place for September 2017 is 31 October 2016 and places will be confirmed on 1 March 2017. Meanwhile, we will work with all year 6 pupils to ensure that their transition to secondary education - whatever schools they choose - will be as smooth as possible.
In the autumn term, pupils in our Partnership schools are invited to visit Thurston Community College to begin the process of feeling comfortable in a secondary environment. After Christmas, we hope many pupils will attend our "Tuesday Club" where they will have the opportunity to take part in some extra-curricular activities and get used to our building, teachers and older students. Our two transition coordinators, Graham Chubb and Kelly Myhill will also visit schools after places are confirmed to talk to the Y6 pupils about their hopes and fears and explain some of the ways in which we will help them make this next big step in their education.