WELCOME from the


I am delighted to welcome you to Thornbury Primary Leadership Academy. I hope that our website gives you a ‘feel’ for the life and work at our Academy and for the caring and friendly atmosphere I know you will find here.

Thornbury is based on the outskirts of Bradford. We are a 3-form entry Academy with a rich and diverse group of children. Our children speak 26 languages and come from all over the world. We celebrate our differences and have high expectations for each and every child that joins our thriving school community.

Children are at the heart of everything we do. We nurture them to become the very best that they can be, laying the groundwork for them to become the leaders of tomorrow by promoting educational excellence, character development and service to communities. We supplement their natural curiosity with engaging and enjoyable learning experiences and we work hard to instil our STAR values – Service, Teamwork, Ambition and Respect – so that our children become well-rounded young citizens with a sense of pride in their accomplishments.

We have a highly committed, friendly team of staff who care deeply about the children at Thornbury and often ‘go the extra mile.’ We work together as a team to provide a creative curriculum to promote high academic standards which will enable children to succeed at secondary school and beyond.

We firmly believe that education is a partnership with parents and, when your child comes into the Academy with a wealth of knowledge, we aim to build on this to develop the skills for lifelong learning. Children learn most effectively when home and school work together, so when your child joins the Academy, our job begins and yours continues.

Clare Daddy