Find some answers to Frequently Asked Questions about the Priory@Thurston offer.

Priory school and SENDAT have worked with Suffolk County Council to set up a temporary unit for children with cognition and learning needs. This is based at The Priory School, Thurston site. Priory@Thurston is a new provision that  opened 1st November 2023. All the students in these new two classes will be year 7 who will be on the roll of Priory School. Priory school have worked with Suffolk County Council to offer specialist education for a year and a term whilst new “unit” provision is being developed with mainstream schools.

The previous Thurston Primary school already has some other Priory students based there. This new group “Priory@Thurston” will have two classes of up to 12 students in each class, each with a teacher and a support assistant. Leadership and teaching support will be provided from Priory school which is 10 minutes away. Most of the teaching  is with the class teacher is supported to use the planning already in place at Priory. At least once per ½ term students will join other Key Stage 3 students at Priory, this will be for special events and special curriculum days.

The timetable of lessons will mirror the year 7 groups on the main Priory site as far as is possible.

Frequently Asked Questions about Priory@Thurston

Students can bring a packed lunch or have a school dinner. Our lunches are cooked at the Priory main site and then delivered to Priory@Thurston. Click here to jump to school dining pages

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Location of Priory@Thurston

School Lane, Thurston, Suffolk, IP31 3RY

Phone 01284 761934 option 6