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.

In line with Government regulations, Gillingstool Primary School will be closed from 3.30 on Friday 20th march until further notice except for pupils whose parents are in the Key Worker Categoryhttps://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-maintaining-educational-provision/guidance-for-schools-colleges-and-local-authorities-on-maintaining-educational-provision

Home Working Information for Pupils  – see Pupil Tab



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 2019-20

Term 1:
Monday 2 September 2019 In-Service Day
Tuesday 3 September 2019 School Starts
Wednesday 23 October 2019 Last Day of Term
Thursday 24th October 2019 In-Service Day
Friday 25th October 2019 In-Service Day
Term 2:
Monday 4 November 2019 First Day of Term
Friday 20 December 2019 Last Day of Term
Term 3:
Monday 6 January 2020 In-Service Day
Tuesday 7 January 2020 School Starts
Friday 14 February 2020 Last Day of Term
Term 4:
Monday 24 February 2020 School Starts
Friday 3 April 2020 Last Day of Term
Term 5:
Monday 20 April 2020 First Day of Term
Friday 8 May 2020 May Bank Holiday
Friday 22 May 2020 Last Day of Term
Term 6
Monday 1 June 2020 First Day of Term
Friday 17 July 2020 Last Day of Term
Monday 20 July 2020 In-Service Day


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.