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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:

  • Head of Religious Education
  • Head of Learning Development
  • Teaching Assistant
  • Finance Assistant

‚ÄčInformation about each of the positions can be found by scrolling down and clicking the links below.  For additional information about teaching positions, please contact Mrs Jo Storey, Head of Thornton College.  

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.


Head of Religious Education

Please click below to view the job description which includes details on how to apply.

Job Description for Head of RE

Finance Assistant

Full Time Finance Assistant

(circa £18K per annum)

37 ½ hours per week - year round

We are looking for a Finance Assistant to join our busy finance office at this thriving independent school.  You would be expected to be studying towards your AAT Diploma in Accounting & Business level 2 and have a good understanding of book-keeping to support the team.  A good working knowledge of Microsoft excel is essential to be able to carry out your responsibilities in this role.  Candidates should possess excellent MS Word skills and have a polite and welcoming manner.  Training will be given.

For a full job description, please click here

To apply please complete the support staff application form and submit this along with a letter outlining previous experience and why you feel you should be considered for this post.  Your application should be sent to Mrs Lynne Tipping by post or email to

Closing date for applications:  Monday 9th April 2018 by 9am

Successful applicants will be subject to an enhanced DBS check and appointments will be made only following satisfactory references.

Thornton College, Convent of Jesus and Mary, Thornton, Milton Keynes, MK17 0HJ.