Therfield First School

“Bringing Learning to Life”


A very warm welcome to the website for Therfield First School


We are a small village school, with a ‘friendly feel’, welcoming pupils from Reception to Year 4. We are a happy school where our pupils are at the heart of everything we do. Our motto of ‘Bringing Learning to Life’ encompasses the schools’ creative curriculum and emphasis on high participative learning. We are committed to the safety and wellbeing of our pupils and provide a high-quality education in a supportive, caring and inclusive environment. 


Our school is stimulating and well-resourced, where passionate teachers and support staff develop children’s curiosity and independence as learners. We place high emphasis on outside learning, including weekly forest school sessions for all classes. In addition to our broad and rich curriculum, we also benefit from specialist music, PE and mindfulness teaching.


At Therfield First School, pupils are taught how they can make a difference to others. This includes within our school, the local community and wider world. Our school really is a special place to learn and grow. Our small size allows every pupil to make an active contribution to school life. Through our nurturing environment and emphasis on growth mindset, pupils quickly gain independence, confidence, resilience and high self-esteem. Above everything else, we are a happy school, with happy pupils, happy parents, happy staff and happy governors.


I would be delighted to talk to you more about what makes our school so special and would welcome the opportunity to show you around our school so that you can see for yourself first-hand.


Tara McGovern, Headteacher

Therfield First School Tour Film

Orson, Year 1

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Video of Orson, Year 1, reading out his remote learning english task to 'create a leaflet about Therfield School for new parents and children to read'