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Thorneyholme Roman Catholic Primary School

About the School

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 Hothersall Lodge Outdoor Centre, The Judges' Lodgings in Lancaster, The Installation of the High Sheriff of Lancaster in Preston and the pantomime in Clitheroe. We also invited many visitors to school such as storyteller Githanda Githae, The Lord of Bowland, Erene Griebe from Stamps in Schools and mosaic artist Jackie Nash.


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!

What makes us unique...


  • Our small size and location
  • Fresher Plus’ Kitchen
  • Outdoor Learning
  • Afterschool Activities
  • Adventure Playground
  • Parish Involvement
  • PTA Fundraisers
  • Forest Skills
  • Links with other schools


OUTSTANDING! ‘The children are nurtured into caring for their locality and the wider world in an exemplary manner.’ Salford Diocese 2017