Thurlow Church of England (VC) Primary School

Hundon and Thurlow Primary Federation

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The school dates back to 1967 and has been extended with additional classrooms as the school grew. The school has worked in partnership with Hundon Community Primary School since 2014 when the two schools formally federated. 

The two schools work collaboratively, ‘pooling’ their resources, sharing expertise, including leadership and the Governing Body. Together, the two schools provide the children with a wide range of shared learning experiences, including trips and visits, events and visitors as well as opportunities for staff to work together, sharing best pedagogy and practise. 

The school itself is centrally situated within the lively village of Thurlow and consists of two distinct buildings. One, resembling a forest lodge is primarily for our youngest pupils, is fully self-contained and has direct access to an allocated ‘wilderness’ area. Alongside sits our main building which has four airy classrooms, each with cloakroom areas and a library. All are located around our large central hall, which sits at the heart of our school. Our hall is suitable for a variety of social and recreational and frequently used for Collective Worship (assemblies,) P.E sessions, concerts and collaborative activities as well as school lunch. 

We have a hard play area complete with engaging playground markings for games and activities, physical and imaginative play areas, a trim trail, a large grass area for sports and enclosed outdoor learning areas for Early Years and Key Stage One pupils. We also have an outdoor swimming pool, which the youngest pupils within our Federation benefit from the use of, in the summer months. 

There are Headteacher and Administration offices, a staff room and a well-equipped, fully functioning kitchen where our school meals are prepared, fresh, every day, from scratch. 

As a Church of England school we regularly visit the Thurlow church of St Peter to gather together with our families, for example, for harvest and Christingle. We also make full use of the community resources including the village hall for dance and drama learning and performances. 

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