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Glastonbury Thorn School



Here are some of the testimonials that we have received over recent years.

“From the moment I stepped into Glastonbury Thorn I was introduced to some very kind and caring members of staff who all showed a huge passion for learning and were eager to start lessons.

The children were engaged in lessons and showed such enthusiasm to learn and progress. They were extremely well behaved and showed respect for both their peers, teachers and visitors.

The teacher’s made their lessons fun and creative but also gave the children opportunities to be independent in their learning.”

Visiting teacher

“The Headteacher and staff fully embrace the philosophy that learning should be fun, engaging and relevant. The leadership and staff team have an excellent reflective perspective on the learning journey for all its pupils. Action research to enhance performance is undertaken on a day by day basis. The school staff team work very well together.

They have the drive and ambition to maintain the high levels of achievement they expect and the measured calmness to achieve their goals. This combination of skills really does fulfil the school vision of “Every Day Getting Better in Every Way”. The best way to describe this school is “A learning Family”.”

Basic Skills Quality Mark Assessor

“I couldn’t be happier with the progress my daughter has made in her first year. The staff have been so supportive and really connect with all the children.”


“We are so happy with Glastonbury Thorn and feel very fortunate that our son is having such a brilliant start to his education.”



If we develop our children from the inside, we develop them for life!


– Anonymous


“Both my children are who they are today because of the confidence they gained with you. We will be forever grateful”.


– Parent

“Thank you so much for teaching me I have learnt so many things. All the teachers are very kind. I will miss you!”


“Your school was a real pleasure to visit.

It was clear that there is so much good practice, warmth, support, sense of family and happiness in the school that it was tangible. The school has a strong focus on the quality of relationships – with children, parents, staff, governors and the community – and in recognising people’s strengths and having fun!

Please pass on my thanks to everyone involved for what was a very enjoyable and heart-warming visit.”

Investors in People Assessor

“The staff provide outstanding education for the children in their care. The “team around the child” is seamless at Glastonbury Thorn, and improving learning is at the heart of the school.”

Every Child Matters Assessor

“I cannot thank the staff enough for all the help they have given my son. He has progressed so far with their help – I am so proud of him and so thankful to them.”


“This is a wonderful school with wonderful staff. There is nothing needed to improve it in my eyes! Thank you for another good year.”


“Excellent continuity and progression in support of children’s learning exists in all areas of the school. Teaching and learning are outstanding. Relationships throughout the learning community are excellent. The staff demonstrate high expectations and practise continuous self improvement.”

Basic Skills Quality Mark Assessor

“Being at this school has given my child the best possible start he could ever get and the experiences he has gained have shaped him in such a positive way.”


“Thank you so much for a brilliant placement – you have been so welcoming and helpful. I have enjoyed working alongside you and all your lovely children. Thank you again.”

Trainee Teacher

“As I retire from being a governor I would like to formally add that I believe Glastonbury to be a wonderful school with an extremely caring, supportive and creative environment that positively fosters the development of young children. I have learnt an amazing amount about early years schooling through my involvement as a Governor (and parent) at Glastonbury and could not have wished for a better environment for both my children.

I wish you all the very best and know with certainty that I shall miss being part of something that is so creative and instrumental in positively shaping children’s outlook and development. It was a pleasure to have contributed alongside you all and to have been associated with the school these last few years.”

Retiring Governor

“This school is so friendly and helpful. The pupils are polite and kind. I really enjoy working with the staff team.”

School Nurse

“Glastonbury Thorn is a fantastic school.

The staff at the school are friendly and enthusiastic which makes it a pleasant environment to work in. I have led the after school club for 3 years now and have thoroughly enjoyed working with the staff and children. The children at the school are polite, helpful and willing learners and are a pleasure to work with. Both the staff and the children are a real credit to the school.”

MK Dons Community Events Officer

“We are really pleased to see what a positive effect the “Do It With Dads” project is having on the families involved and the schools relationship with them. It’s been great to work with such a committed school who fully understand the aims of the project and have been so helpful and committed to making it happen in order to benefit the children and their families.”

Anna Francis - Milton Keynes Play Association