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Academic Life

Everything we do at Thornton College focuses on the happiness and welfare of the children in our care.  Of course, we can claim academic excellence; we are one of the top performing non-selective schools in the UK, but few schools can match the feeling of community and happiness.

Thornton College has a strong work ethic and your daughter will be encouraged, and expected, to achieve her personal best in all that she does. We believe that teaching and learning should be both challenging and enjoyable for students of all abilities and we aim for the highest possible standards.

Teaching at Thornton is of an exceptional standard across all disciplines and teachers engender both a love for their subject and a love of learning.

“The quality of pupils’ academic and other achievements is excellent.”

ISI Inspection Report 2022