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Thornton College is a leading independent Catholic day and boarding school for girls. It is one of the most successful non-selective schools in the UK and offers a warm and nurturing educational environment alongside a rigorous and exciting curriculum.

There are just over 450 children in our school from Pre-prep to Sixth Form.  Over 60 girls board on a weekly or termly basis and many more take advantage of our occasional boarding option (when beds are available).

The School is set within 25 acres of beautiful parkland just outside Buckingham and within easy reach of Milton Keynes, and conveniently located between Oxford & Cambridge. Children of all Christian denominations, of other faiths and of no faith are welcome in our school. All are equally valued and all are equally important. Thornton is a school that parents and girls can trust to deliver the highest standards of education coupled with outstanding pastoral care. We are dedicated to blending academic excellence with a richness of opportunity beyond the classroom. We believe that teaching and learning should be both challenging and enjoyable for pupils of all abilities and we aim for the highest possible standards. Our academic results are testament to the way the girls are challenged and motivated to give their best in all they do.

There is an exciting School Development Plan, which has the continued strengthening of the school’s academic standing as the priority. Following the successful opening of our award winning Science and Prep Classroom building and our Expressive Arts Studio, we opened a brand new Sixth Form department in September 2016.  

The School is committed to promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All posts will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.

We are currently recruiting for the following positions:

  • Prep School Teacher
  • GAP Assistants

‚ÄčInformation about any available position can be found by scrolling down and clicking the links below.  For additional information please contact the Head's PA Mrs Lynne Tipping.

Application forms can be downloaded below.

Application form - teaching position

application form - non-teaching / support staff position

Application forms should be returned to Mrs Lynne Tipping by email or post. 

If you have any problems downloading the documents or would like further information, please contact Mrs Lynne Tipping, by email.


Teacher of Science

Preparatory School Teacher

From January 2019

Thornton College is a highly successful school situated in 25 acres of beautiful parkland, just outside Milton Keynes on the Northants/Bucks border.  The school has grown from strength to strength over the past decade and the demand for places is high. Numerous major developments have recently taken place including an award winning Science and Prep Classroom building, Expressive Arts Studio and Pre-Prep Department.  A brand new Sixth Form opened in September 2016.

We would like to appoint a Prep School Teacher able to teach KS2 from January 2019.  

We are looking for an inspirational teacher who possesses a style of teaching that sparks creativity amongst students and develops a love of learning.  The ideal candidate should be able to demonstrate the ability to truly get the best from their students by adhering to the highest of standards and expectations at all times.  We want to appoint an exceptional teacher who will ensure that the children receive an outstanding education full of opportunity and excitement. 

For further information about the position, please contact Mrs Lynne Tipping, Head’s PA by email

Closing date for applications: 23rd July 2018

Interviews: w/c 6th August

GAP Assistant

Gap Assistant 

Accountable to the Senior Housemistress, the role will primarily centre on supporting the school’s boarding and residential staff team. This will include a wide range of duties throughout the week. The role will also include assisting the school’s nursing staff in the medical centre and contributing to the wider life of the school. All relevant training will be provided.