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Thorpe Hall Primary School welcomes students from Nursery to Year 6. We take pride in being a school with a strong community spirit and an encouraging future.


At Thorpe Hall we support and guide our children by offering enriching opportunities to ensure they grow into independent, resilient and caring members of society. We provide memorable learning experiences that are broad and balanced and inspire our pupils to be confident and creative.


We welcome you to our website and hope that it provides you with an insight into a diverse and inclusive school community that works together towards a culture where students feel safe and valued and are challenged personally and academically to achieve their true potential.


Opossum Federation

Thorpe Hall Primary School is a member of the Opossum Federation of Schools. The Opossum Federation was formed in 2014 and has both soft and hard federated partners. The Federation currently comprises four primary schools in east London and works in partnership with other schools through informal networks or Service Level Agreements.


The Federation is built on three core objectives – enriching lives, unleashing possibilities and building futures; these aims are at the heart of all we do within our family of schools. We strive to ensure that our schools retain their individual identities whilst ensuring that they are reflective of our Federation’s ethos.


We aim for our schools to be inclusive organisations, where we recognise and celebrate all abilities and encourage our pupils to become independent thinkers. Staff from across our federated and partner schools support each other and work successfully in partnership to ensure all the pupils in our community receive the best education possible.


By working in partnership with a view to positively sharing our knowledge, experiences and skills, we are confident that we can benefit, not only as individuals, but also as a collective.


Dawlish, Newport and Thorpe Hall Primary Schools work together in a partnership known as Opossum Federation. The three schools are all located in London Borough of Waltham Forest. Opossum schools are inclusive, recognising and celebrating all abilities and encouraging independent thinking. Staff support each other and work well in partnership to ensure all the pupils in our community receive the best education possible.


Newport was recognised as an Outstanding School in June 2013, Dawlish is currently graded as Good (February 2018) and Thorpe Hall was also acknowledged as Good in July 2017.


Opossum entered into a soft federation with Oakhill Primary School in September 2015. Oakhill was recognised as an Outstanding School in 2013.


The federation benefits from closely located schools with Newport and Dawlish in the south of the borough, a short walk apart and Thorpe Hall and Oakhill a short distance apart from each other in the north of the borough. This offers many opportunities for joint working and shared learning experiences for the children from neighbouring schools.


The Opossum Federation website can be found at