Thornwell Primary School, Thornwell Road, Bulwark, Chepstow, Monmouthshire NP16 5NT

tel: 01291 623390

thornwellprimary@monmouthshire.gov.uk

@ThornwellSchool

Our School Environment

 

The school is well positioned and enjoys spacious grounds with a tall fence in place around the entire perimeter to ensure pupil's safety.

There are separate playgrounds for Foundation Phase and Junior children.  The Foundation Phase classes all have direct access outside onto patio areas to develop outdoor learning.  Foundation Phase and Key Stage 2 have outdoor Adventure Trails for children to play on.

Between the two yards, different habitats have been developed in the pond and wildlife area to encourage animals and plants for the children to study.  We have a large playing field which is used for rugby, football and athletics.  In close proximity to the school grounds, Bluebell Woods are used by classes to further enhance their learning about the environment.

 

Within the school grounds we are developing an amphitheatre to be used as an extension to the indoor learning environments. The two log circles allow staff to extend learning into the outdoors. Our brand new learning lodge provides an all weather base for our outdoor learning.  There is a small orchard in the grounds developed by the children with the Forest Education Initiative including fruit trees producing apples, pears and plums.  Each key stage has a vegetable plot and share a poly tunnel to grow plants in.

Mrs Butcher's gardening help, with the expert help of Mrs Swanson have developed, and now maintain the outdoor areas recently earning the RHS Certificate of Achievement for Level 1 School Gardening.