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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

Individual requirements:
  • None
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
Not specified


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For more information about our school:

School phases
  • Early years
  • Primary (4 to 11)
Hill Rise
St Ives
PE27 6SE
Placement availability
No information supplied
School experience type
Both Virtual and In school
DBS check required

Yes - when in school

DBS check would be required prior to visiting

Dress code

Business dress, Smart casual

Start and finish times

8.30am to 3.30pm - Flexible

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


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

Teacher training offered

We are a school direct lead school in affiliation with the University of Bedfordshire

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