Thomas Jolyffe Primary School

Thomas Jolyffe Primary School


Thomas Jolyffe Primary School (affectionately known as 'TJ' by our school community) is a 2-form entry school serving a varied and vibrant community.  We strive to keep the needs of the family as a whole in the community that we serve at the heart of everything that we do.


Our school motto is ‘To be the best that we can be’ and we value the incredible support from families in living up to this principle. We encourage family involvement in school life in many ways, actively seeking to develop this as one of the fundamental foundations of our school's success into the future.

Thank you for visiting the website of Thomas Jolyffe Primary School.


I am delighted to welcome you to this page as the new Headteacher at TJ. We are a vibrant school in the middle of Stratford-upon-Avon and place great emphasis on the children's engagement, care, successes and love of learning being core to every decision that is made. The children here know that they are valued. Through our carefully-mapped curriculum design and inspiring daily lessons, we have high expectations of each and every pupil, promoting independence through learning, practising and refining the skills to ensure that they are well-prepared for the next stage in their educational journey. We know what motivates our children to succeed and build plenty of practical and real-life learning experiences through educational visits, visitors and focused theme days into our vision. Parents of the school will be able to follow these on Class Dojo, where we share photos of videos of the children taking part in their learning activities. Our school Twitter feed also shares some events with our global community, which can be found on our website.


We pride ourselves on being a nurturing school, with skilled teaching and support staff who relate to each and every child to enable them to thrive as individuals. When you visit our school, you will see lots of areas that follow 'Hygge' practice (calm, relaxed spaces with neutral colours and textures to aid focus and boost well-being). We will be growing this across school this year, as well as promoting STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) through workshops and visiting guests. We support our children to have high aspirations for themselves and use our school values of responsibility, respect, resilience, kindness and care, empathy and teamwork to achieve this.


If you would like to take a look around our fantastic school, please call the school to arrange an appointment. 


I hope that you will enjoy exploring our website, where we will be sharing all of the information you may need as well as gaining an insight into what being a pupil here is like for our children, either as an existing family to Thomas Jolyffe Primary School, as a family hoping to join our thriving and forward-thinking school community or simply because you are interested in our school. Paper copies of website information are available on request.


Thank you for your visit!


Mrs Philippa Liversidge


‘Children are captivated by their learning’, ‘The well-being of pupils is at the heart of the school’, ‘School is a calm place - pupils are polite, courteous and well-mannered.'