Gillingstool Primary School



Welcome to Gillingstool Primary School

This is an inclusive and ambitious school where we say with conviction, every child really does matter! Everyone is valued and our pupils will tell you that the most important aspect of our school is that everybody is welcome!

Gillingstool Primary School creates an ethos that promotes high standards in learning and behaviour. The development of the whole child takes place within an enjoyable, broad and balanced curriculum that builds understanding and respect for life in modern Britain.

Gillingstool School opened in 1862 however, in 2010 we moved into our new, very modern building! Our site is shared with New Siblands Special School, adding a valuable dimension to learning and supporting a cohesive community with caring and tolerant future citizens. As one child reported to OFSTED, “…we learn from each other!”

Ofsted reported in January 2015 that there is a…

“…determination that all pupils will achieve well”

“Children in the Reception class are making rapid progress in their learning… becoming confident writers”

“Teachers challenge pupils and ask them to ‘dig deep’ and try their best”

“Pupils rise to the challenge and make good progress in lessons”

“Pupils behave well in lessons and in the playground”

“The school has developed exciting ways for pupils to learn outdoors”

This website aims to give you an insight into life at Gillingstool Primary School however, we would be delighted to welcome you in person for a look round. Come and visit – we look forward to meeting you.

Clive Riches


Gillingstool Primary School
Thornbury  BS35 2EG

01454 866527


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