Welcome to our school website.  We are delighted that you have come here to find out more about us.  If you require paper copies of any information on this site then please contact the school office.

OFSTED 2018: Teachers are proud of their village school and, because of this, have created a lively, stimulating environment where everyone's view is valued.

RECEPTION 2022 - Interested in our school for your child starting school?  Click here

Our parents completed satisfaction questionnaires in July 2021.  The results can be viewed here.

Our very popular nursery is full for 2021/22.  If you are interested in your child joining us from September 2022 then details and an application form can be found here.  Feel free to book a tour to find out more about us.

Our June 2018 Ofsted report can be accessed here

Thornton-in-Craven Community Primary and Nursery school is a small, rural, village school and we believe that our strength is in our size. We know every child and their family well and we are therefore able to provide a unique and positive experience for all children in our care. We are situated in the BD23 postcode which was previously voted as one of the best places in Britain to live.  We also believe it is one of the best places in which to thrive and learn.

We have high expectations of the children in our school. Our staff work hard to provide an environment where children can thrive. Children are asked to work hard and behave well so that they are motivated to achieve their potential in all areas.  We recognise the importance of a positive school experience and we are committed to providing wider opportunities and promote healthy lifestyles including positive mental health.  Pupils are encouraged to develop confidence and enjoyment in all that they do. The school aims to build the core strengths in literacy and numeracy but also to develop their individual skills in all areas including an understanding of well-being, responsibility, respect, co-operation and self-belief.

The staff endeavour to work together to provide opportunities for pupils to express themselves in a variety of ways throughout all curricular and non-curricular areas; overcoming barriers to learning and through using assessment for individuals and groups of pupils.

The school vision is that of a team made up of pupils, teachers, teaching assistants, parents, governors, the LA and the local community working together for success.  We have excellent parental and pupil satisfaction and the results can be viewed on this site.  

We now offer extended care from 8am through to 5.30pm via our very popular breakfast and after-school clubs.  Details can be found here on our website or through contacting the school.

If you would like to know more information about our school, please do come and see us.

Mrs K Smith


BA (Hons), NPQH, PG Cert NASENCo 

Awards and accreditations