Welcome to Thorpe Primary School
A child’s time at primary school is short and only happens once. Here at Thorpe, we passionately believe that we must make every second of it count.
We would like to extend a very warm welcome to all visitors to this site. Whether you are an existing parent or potentially a new parent, we hope that you find our website informative, useful and a reflection of our wonderful school.
We are extremely proud to lead Thorpe Primary School. We have a shared vision to be a school that puts children’s lives and futures at the centre of everything we do. We have high expectations of ourselves and our children to ensure they are given the best possible start to their lives. We are a smaller than average but growing primary school situated in south Leeds, close to Middleton and East Ardsley. Our building is a mixture of old and new – a traditional school with an extension to ensure our children have the space to develop.
We are committed to ensuring that all children leave our school with the skills they require to make a positive contribution to society. Our staff team are positive, friendly and committed to our children, demonstrating a real enthusiasm for learning. Visitors to our school frequently comment on the warm, welcoming atmosphere, purposeful environment and how fantastic our children are.
We are a dedicated team with high aspirations to become an outstanding school. Our School Development Plan is available to view on this website. Our constant self- evaluation drives us forward; we are always seeking ways to develop our practice to ensure that all of our children have the very best chances in our care. This has led to a significant improvement in outcomes in the past two years, meaning our school is now performing at its best ever level.
We recognise the crucial importance of a three-way partnership between school, children and parents/carers and endeavour to build positive relationships to ensure that all of our children reach their full potential. A successful partnership depends on close co-operation, support and trust between home and school and recognition that we have a shared responsibility.
Thank you for taking the time to visit our website – should you require any further information please don’t hesitate to contact us.
Simon McCarthy Alexandra Wilks
Headteacher Deputy Headteacher
Thorpe Primary School is committed to ensuring the best outcomes for all of our children; removing barriers, unlocking potential and inspiring lifelong learning.