Rawmarsh Thorogate School

Respect, Responsibility, Pride!

 Together through an exciting curriculum, we empower pupils to become confident and resilient learners who reach their full potential.

Address:  Rawmarsh Thorogate J&I School, Thorogate, Rawmarsh, Rotherham, S62 7HS    

Tel:  01709 - 710033    Email:  office@thorogateschool.co.uk

Welcome to Thorogate School

A really warm welcome to the Thorogate School website, whatever your reason is for visiting.  We hope you find the information you seek - please contact us if this is not the case.

If you are considering Thorogate School for your child, please come and visit.  We are proud of our school and our open door policy reflects this.  We are usually able to accommodate a visit at very short notice - but please phone before you come just to check.

We have a very clear vision for the pupils of our school:

Respect, Responsibility, Pride!

Together through an exciting curriculum, we empower pupils to become confident and resilient learners who reach their full potential.

This is supported by six curriculum drivers:

If you require any of the information contained on this site in either a printed format or another language, please contact the school office and we will be happy to help you.

Mr Barnett 


Rawmarsh Thorogate School is a one form entry school with seven classes - starting with Reception and finishing with Year 6. This means there are places for 210 children - we work hard to serve our community well and as a result we are fortunate to be a popular choice with parents.

The classrooms are of above average size and have an airy feel to them. The school is well resourced: enthusiastic and welcoming teachers, full time teaching assistants in every year group, each class has an Interactive Whiteboard and at least two PCs, we have 1:1 Chromebooks in most classes, a well stocked Infant and Junior Library and outdoor facilities that engage both learning and sporting activities.

It is not unusual for visitors to mention how calm and engaged our pupils are in class - together with parents we work hard in achieving this.  We encourage pupil independence seeking to maximise both their academic progress and social understanding of themselves and the world they live in.  

We believe technology can enhance learning in many ways and this is regularly used in the classrooms.  Chromebooks, iPads and PCs are widely used, with the school being a Google Workspace for Education user. 

Active play and PE is a feature of the school.  We are fortunate to have two well sized playgrounds, a MUGA (multi use games area), a field, a tyre park and a challenging climbing frame.  We attend most school sporting events, often taking more than one team - participation is important and we have an excellent PE Coach who teaches PE across the school.   

The majority of children transfer at the end of Year 6 to Rawmarsh Community School: A Sports College, but other 'local' secondary schools include St Pius X (Wath), Swinton Academy and Wath Comprehensive School.