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Thornfield House special School, Newtownabbey
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Admissions, Transport, School Meals and Uniform


Admissions to Thornfield is currently organised via the Education Authority.


If your child has been accepted to Thornfield House School,

  • The Education Authority will inform the relevant Transport Departments that your son/daughter will be attending Thornfield House School and will require transport to and from school.
  • Your Transport Department will contact you, usually towards the end of August, to inform you who will be tranporting your child to an from school.
  • It would be apprecated if you could advise us if your child should be tranported to/from an address other than your home address - eg a childminder.
  • The driver should make contact with you to arrange the pick up time for your child.
  • It would be appreciated if parents could obtain a contact telephone number for the Bus Driver and advise him/her when their child will be absent.
  • Transport can be a little erratic at the beginning of the School year and we would ask parents to be patient until the new routine is established.
School Meals

Break (10.30am to 10.45am)

  • Milk is provided free of charge at Break Time.
  • As our school is encouraging healthy eating, we would appreciate it if parents could send in fruit or a healthy snack for Break.

Lunch (12.15pm to 1.00pm) 

  • Pupils may choose to buy a School Dinner or bring a Packed Lunch each day.
  • A School Dinners Menu can be accessed through the school.
  • School Dinners currently cost £2.60. Money can be sent into school at the beginning of each school week. Please ensure all monies are clearly marked with your child's Name and Class.

 As some of our children are allergic to nuts, it would be appreciated if food containing nuts or nut products were not brought to school.


Juniors (Years 1 - 7)

Sky Blue Polo Shirt

Grey Trousers

Navy Pinafore

Thornfield House Sweatshirt (purchased from school)

Grey socks (Boys)

White knee socks or navy tights

Black shoes

T-shirt and Shorts for PE

Trainers with velcro fastenings for PE

Seniors (Years 8 - 12)

Black Single Breasted Blazer (available to order from school)

Black Trousers (Boys)

Black Skirt (Girls)

Sky Blue long sleeve shirt

School Tie (purchased from school)

Grey Socks (Boys)

White knee socks or black tights (Girls)

Thornfield PE Kit - Tshirt/Shorts (purchased from school)

Navy Sports Socks


All items of Uniform should be marked with your child's name