Our School

Thornhill Junior and Infant School is a two form entry school, situated in the village of Thornhill, Dewsbury, West Yorkshire and is proud to be part of the Focus Academy Trust. The school serves a large residential area of private and local authority housing. The school’s planned admission number (PAN) is 420 and the school’s admission limit is 60 per year group. A small percentage of pupils come from homes where English may not be the first language.

Our school day runs from 8.55am until 3.30pm.

We offer a wide range of extra curricular activities and clubs, which include: Dance, ICT, Football, Lego, Scalextrics, Homework, Majorettes, Colouring, Gardening, Ukulele, Choir, Rock school and Brass.  Our clubs change on a termly basis and all children are given the opportunity to select their preferred clubs. Peripatetic music tuition is offered by Kirklees Music Service. PE, Music, French and Personal, Social, Health, Citizenship and Economic Education are taught by specialist teachers.

There are 15 spacious and well equipped classrooms. The school has a large hall which is used as a gymnasium, dining room and assembly hall. Our school is surrounded by secure playgrounds and a large grassed area which includes an orchard. The building is a mixture of old and new and there has been much renovation and interior development over the last five years.

Parents are made very welcome in the school and provide much valuable support; they run the ‘Friends of Thornhill’ group which organises social and fund-raising activities.

Our school is popular with local families and has a reputation for being friendly and welcoming. There are good links with the local community through various activities and positive relationships with neighbouring schools, including the local High School.