Welcome!

At St. Mary’s Thorncombe you will find children who love learning, describe the ‘family feel’ of a safe environment in which they learn and grow and who engage in the challenges of exciting learning opportunities designed by outstanding teachers.  We encourage all children to give their all and strive for success in everything they do.  It is important to us that children achieve academically but are also happy at school, develop as kind and well-rounded individuals and take pride in all they do.

Emily Smith, Head of School

 

Mission Statement & Aims

Thorncombe St Mary CE VC Primary School provides an exciting and extensive education based on Christian values in a safe & happy atmosphere. Each person is uniquely valued and their gifts and potential are nurtured and developed, enabling them to go forward to their next stage of learning with confidence and skills.

To underpin our Mission Statement the school aims to:

Enable our pupils to experience and value the wonder of God’s world

Create a love of learning in which our children will experience personal achievement and fulfilment

Provides opportunities for our children to develop their academic, practical and intellectual skills

Develop personal qualities including caring, sharing, self-esteem and initiative

Engage in a partnership with parents and carers to encourage and develop these qualities

Value and respect all members of our school community

Latest News

Year 5 Colyton Maths Enrichment

Able Year 5 mathematicians from Marshwood CE Primary Academy  and Thorncombe St Mary's have begun to enjoy a series of mathematical challenges with Mrs Hudson from Colyton Grammar School. The sessions will run across the summer term, with the children exploring a...

SATs breakfast in the sunshine

After fun in the playground, Year 6 pupils gathered for an energy boosting snack in the sunshine ahead of their SAT Reading paper.

Albino Bluebell find

On recent Forest School wildflower discovery outings, the children were privileged to spot a rare 'albino' bluebell which is white because it lacks blue pigment. Wild white bluebells are very rare in Britain ... one white bluebell occurs in one of every 10,000 flowers...