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School profile

Thrumpton Primary Academy

Situated in the market town of Retford, the academy has a long history since first opening its doors in 1874 to children in the local area. Our new academy building opened in 2004 and provides the welcoming, bright and stimulating learning environment our Thrumpton children thrive in today.

Our vision is for all pupils to have great opportunities to develop, achieve and enjoy their education. We accomplish this through providing a wide, balanced and interesting curriculum, engaging pupils through great teaching, and ensuring that we provide appropriate support for all.

Celebrating diversity, recognising difference and supporting children to understand their place in the community is embraced within the academy, and British values are embedded within our curriculum.

The future for all pupils who attend Thrumpton Primary is bright, and we want our children to aspire to be the very best that they can be – our staff will support them in reaching for these goals.

About our school experience


The aim of the school experience days are to provide information on the routes into teaching and answer any individual questions on the teacher training process. All school experience days include a session led by our experts on the routes into teaching.

From the routes into teaching session you will gain information on the ITE application process, the interview process, what to do to gain experience, finance and bursaries.

It is also a great opportunity for you to observe teaching and learning in a range of classes, and where possible to meet newly qualified teachers and student teachers. We hope to give you a rounded experience of a full school day and look forward to meeting you!

Start and finish times
08:30 to 15:30
Dress code

Business dress

Teacher training

We are a member of Diverse Academies Trust and are a partner school for PGCE placements.

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
    • Must have a degree
    • They must live within 20 miles of the school
DBS check required

No, candidates will be accompanied at all times.

Placement dates

There are no upcoming dates


Thrumpton Close, Retford, DN22 7AQ
Map showing Thrumpton Primary Academy

Yes - on site parking provided

The Academy car park is for staff only, but there is room for visitors to park on the streets near the academy. Please do be aware that in the immediate vicinity of the academy, there are parking restrictions in place.

Thrumpton Close, Retford, DN22 7AQ
School phases
Early years, Primary (4 to 11)
DBS check required

No, candidates will be accompanied at all times.