Welcome from the School Office

All the information you should require is held on the website, however, should you require a paper copy of anything please contact the school office on the number below. 

If you require any information on giving medicines in school, holiday request forms, free school meals, pupil premium grants or general enquiries including making an appointment to see a member of staff, please telephone Ms Prytherch on 0161 633 1578.

Should you wish to contact our school SENDCo, Miss Rooney, please email sendco@stjamesthornham.oldhma.sch.uk or telephone the school office on 0161 633 1578. 

Please make sure that we have an up-to-date mobile number for you and other contacts that we can send urgent or important text messages to during the school day. This is in the unlikely event that we have to notify the families of the whole school at the same time, for example in the instance of an unexpected school closure. 

Thornham St James Primary School is a cashless school so all monies need to be paid via the ParentPay App. For more information about this system please click the link below.


Fore more information about school lunches including the menus please click the link below.

School Lunches


During term time, the office is open between 8.00am and 4.00pm Monday to Friday.

The School Day
School times:
Reception, Y1, Y2

9.00am – 10.40am
10.40am- 10.55 (break time)
10.55am-12.00 noon
12.00-1.00pm (lunchtime)
1.00pm- 2.50pm
2.50pm -3.00pm (break time)
3.00pm -3.30pm

Y3, Y4, Y5, Y6

9.00am – 10.40am
10.40am- 10.55 (break time)
12.00pm -1.00pm (lunchtime)
1.30pm- 3.30pm

The school is open for a total of 32 and a half hours a week.