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Thorndown Primary School

We are a thriving and caring community school serving a wide ranging community with over 550 pupils.

We liken Thorndown to a small village; the children, staff, parents, grandparents, governors and our many visitors are all part of a supportive and caring community. We are a highly inclusive school and ensure that everyone is able succeed in a place where they feel safe, happy and valued.

Our KS2 and KS1 SATs, in addition to the percentage of our children who achieve a ‘Good Level of Development’ in Reception are improving year on year. The Year 1 Phonics scores also continue to go from strength to strength. Through our links with Cambridge Maths Hub and University of Bedfordshire, we support other schools from within the county and beyond, and welcome many visitors to share our Thorndown magic.

About our school experience

Candidates will have the opportunity to work with class teachers and their children to observe sessions and undertake a range of classroom activities with the support of the teacher they are working with
Start and finish times
8.30am to 3.30pm - Flexible

This can be negotiated with your teacher/our school partnership lead

Dress code

Smart casual

Teacher training

We are a School Direct Lead School in affiliation with the University of Bedfordshire

Find out more about our teacher training

Links to more information about our school

Entry requirements

You must:

    • Must not have been accepted onto another teacher training course
DBS check required

Yes - when in school. DBS check would be required prior to visiting

Placement availability

You can request experience with us at Thorndown Primary School via email and we will contact you to arrange a mutually agreeable date and time.

School experience type
In school


Hill Rise, St Ives, Cambridgeshire, PE27 6SE
Map showing Thorndown Primary School

Yes - on site parking provided

We have a large, secure car park that is accessible from the main road.

Disability and access details

We offer facilities and provide an inclusive environment for students, staff and school experience candidates with disability and access needs. We're happy to discuss your disability or access needs before or as part of your school experience request.

Access needs policy

Hill Rise, St Ives, Cambridgeshire, PE27 6SE
School phases
Early years, Primary (4 to 11)
DBS check required

Yes - when in school. DBS check would be required prior to visiting