Whilst at Thorneyholme, pupils have the opportunity to participate in many different educational visits to enhance their learning experiences. For example, this year children visited Waddow Hall Outdoor Centre, Browsholme Hall, Blackpool Zoo and the Duke's Theatre pantomime in Lancaster.
We are very fortunate to have been given by the Forestry Commission, an area within Black Planting Forest, for our Forest Schools activities. Our children are stimulated by the outdoors and typically experience, over time, an increase in their self belief, confidence, learning capacity, enthusiasm, communication and problem-solving skills and emotional well-being.
Sporting activities play an important part of life at Thorneyholme! A visiting sports coach comes into school each week to ensure that the children all receive first class sports coaching and children attend weekly swimming lessons during the autumn term. An active running group trains regularly and the children compete in the local annual cross country running competition.
We enjoy entertaining our parents and friends, particularly at Christmas when the whole school takes part in a musical production. Smaller scale events take place throughout the year with musical performances and parents' assemblies on a regular basis.
We are an important part of St Hubert's Parish and our Parish Priest, Monsignor John Corcoran comes in very regularly to see us. We encourage our children to share what they have with others and we endeavour to be worthy guardians of God's creation not only by being careful with how we use the world's resources but also by recycling, composting and walking to school.
Our parents' association, The Friends of Thorneyholme School runs lots of fund raising and fun events throughout the year. The money they have raised has made a big difference to our school. They have provided coaches for school visits, the funding for our week long mosaic artist residency and a circus skills day over the last year alone!
Thorneyholme is committed to offering the best education possible to its pupils and have been accredited with several awards over the past few years.
What makes us unique...
OUTSTANDING! ‘The children are nurtured into caring for their locality and the wider world in an exemplary manner.’ Salford Diocese 2017
'Opportunities for effective pupil participation and engagement are extensive at Thorneyholme.
The voice and participation of the pupils is taken seriously by adults across the school.
Inclusion and the celebration of diversity are key features of the school.
Children and adults described very positive and mutually respectful relationships across the school.
Numerous structures are in place to promote mental health as well as physical wellbeing.
The children have regular and well planned access to current news which becomes a stimulus for discussion and action.' UNICEF RRSA 2018