Gillingstool Primary School, Gillingstool, Thornbury BS35 2EG.



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Welcome to our fantastic school! Gillingstool is lucky to be situated in an award nominated purpose built school, in the heart of historic Thornbury. We thrive on building passionate and enthusiastic learners by making learning interesting and fun.

Everyone at Gillingstool is immensely proud of our school and we would be delighted to meet you in person, to show you around and answer any queries you may have.

As part of the Recovery Curriculum, children in years 3-6  are taking part in a survey to help support the recovery curriculum as all pupils return to full time education post Coronavirus. It will provide an opportunity for pupils to voice their opinions on some health and wellbeing themes. Our school will get feedback on our pupils’ survey data and this will help us to monitor the wellbeing of our pupils over time. The survey does not ask for any identifiable information such as name, date of birth or address and will run this term.



About Us

We are a mainstream primary school, educating pupils from ages 4 through to 11 years old. With a one form intake per year, we usually have smaller than average classes in each year group. This means each child gets more opportunity for one on one time with the teacher and support staff, resulting in a greater level of individualised and targeted learning.

Our school environment is one of nurture, support, growth and development where children gain confidence and thrive year on year.

Academic Year 2020-21

Term 1:
 Tuesday 1 September 2020 In-Service Day
Wednesday 3 September 2020 School Starts
Thursday 22 October 2020 Last Day of Term
 Friday  23rd October 2020 In-Service Day
Term 2:
Monday 2 November 2020 First Day of Term
Friday 19 December 2020 Last Day of Term
Term 3:
Monday 4 January 2021 In-Service Day
Tuesday 5 January 2021 School Starts
Friday 12 February 2021 Last Day of Term
Term 4:
Monday 22 February 2020  In-Service Day
Tuesday 23rd February 2020   School Starts                                                              Thursday 1 April 2021  Last Day of Term
Term 5:
Monday 19 April 2021 First Day of Term
Monday 3  May 2021 May Bank Holiday
Friday 28 May 2021 Last Day of Term
Term 6
Monday 7 June 2021 In-Service Day                                                                         Tuesday 8 June 2021 School Starts
Wednesday 21 July 2021 Last Day of Term


Monday to Friday 8.55am to 3.15pm
Outside School Care 7.30am to 6.00pm

Whilst our school day starts when the bell rings at 8.55am, the school is open to drop off children from 8.45am each morning.

For parents looking to utilise additional hours of care for their child, Gillingstool is proud to offer Goose Club, our Ofsted registered outside school club for our children from Reception through to Year Six.