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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.

Current vacancies:

  • Headteacher
  • Teaching Assistant
  • Evening Receptionist

‚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.



Thornton College are looking to recruit an outstanding Catholic Headteacher with the inspiration to lead the school and oversee and manage its future development.

Full details are available here.

Evening Receptionist

12½ hours per week at £9.90 per hour, Monday to Friday, 4.30pm–7pm

Term time only from January 2019 (with 3 training days in December)

£5,380 gross per annum (FTE £20,474pa)

Thornton College is a highly successful independent school situated in 25 acres of beautiful parkland, just outside Milton Keynes on the Northants/Bucks border.  This is an evening post and will require flexibility for school events, which will include weekends by arrangement.  The role centres on supporting the teaching and learning environment within the Administrative department, co-ordinating school pick-up, handling telephone calls, meeting and greeting parents.  Reporting to the Office Manager, the successful applicant will have strong interpersonal skills, excellent Microsoft office skills, to include typing, be able to organise themselves and an ability to work in a fast paced setting with ever-changing demands. 

Closing date for applications: Friday 23rd November 2018