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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