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Thurston Partnership

The Thurston Partnership consists of Thurston Community College and 16 primary schools in its catchment which includes Rougham Primary School.


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:

  • To raise the aspirations of all learners;
  • To raise attainment in the Thurston area to match or exceed the best;
  • To seek out best practice to develop new approaches to raising achievement;
  • To develop an ethos of success and achievement among all learners, parents, staff and the wider community;
  • To keep our schools rooted in their communities, with each retaining its distinctive identity and ethos; and
  • To build relationships of trust and cooperation between schools.


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. We 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 the 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 the "Tuesday Club" where they will have the opportunity to take part in some extra-curricular activities and get used to the building, teachers and older students. The two transition coordinators for Thurston Community College, Graham Chubb and Kelly Myhill will 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.