Pinderfields Hospital

Pupil Referral Unit

About Us

Thornes Centre is a very small specialist school for children who are 5 to 11 years old.

We have up to 8 children at any one time. All children have profound social, emotional and mental health needs (SEMH). Many children have communication and interaction needs as well.

Children learn and gain skills to enable them to reach their full potential, this includes English and Maths.  However, our curriculum also has a strong emphasis on developing emotional regulation and the skills to engage with learning in a nurturing environment.

We provide:

  • A specialist curriculum to meet children’s SEMH
  • Specialist interventions outlined in their Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP)
  • A high level of adult support


The setting incorporates the Nurture Principles. These help provide a safe, supportive environment to learn.