Welcome to Thornton Primary School & ELC!


Our school was established in 1904 with the additions of our nursery building and multi-purpose hall in more recent years. All our facilities are located on ground level and provides access for all.

The main building has 10 classrooms housing our 7 classes, Science classroom and Support for Learning classroom. Our nursery building has one main room allowing enrolment for 3 and 4 year old children, morning and afternoon. Our nursery model is 49 weeks a year offering 1140 hours entitlement for our children. The PE/assembly hall and dining hall are shared areas. A central area within the school houses our library, resources and is a branch out area for classes to use for learning activities.

We have strong links with the local community, St Andrews University and are developing links with business partners. We have a high level of support and involvement from our parents/carers. We invite community members as well as parents, carers, grandparents and friends into our school for special events and performances, open afternoons etc.

Pupil Voice is an integral part of the continuous improvement of our school. In session 23-24 we refreshed our Pupil Voice Groups to include all pupils across P2-P7 with P1 also leading their own Pupil Voice Group. The groups we have this session are:

  • Learning Council
  • Eco Schools
  • Rights Respecting Schools
  • Digital Leaders
  • 5 Ways to Wellbeing
  • P1 5 Ways to Wellbeing

Each Pupil Voice Group will create an Action Plan that you can find in the Pupils Section.

We promote an open door policy and are always happy to discuss any aspects of the work going on in school.  We value the contribution all parents/carers make to our school and have an active Parent Council.

Please browse the pages of our website to find out more about us.  You will also find a great deal of information in our School Booklet which can be viewed and/or downloaded from this site.

Opening Times: 8.30 a.m. – 4.00 p.m.

If you would like to discuss any aspect of school life here at Thornton, please do not hesitate to get in contact with a member of the Senior Leadership Team.

Headteacher – Mrs Emily Tall

Depute Headteacher – Mr Derek Cobb


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