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Inspection Reports

In May 2024 Thornton College was Inspected by the Catholic Schools Inspectorate and was given a ‘1’ Outstanding in all areas – the highest possible rating.  To read the full inspection report please click on the link below:

In October 2022, the Independent Schools Inspectorate, (ISI), completed a full school Compliance and Educational Quality Inspection.  Thornton College has been awarded Excellent, the highest possible judgement in both Education Quality outcomes and has met and is compliant in all areas.  Please download the document below to access and read the full report

In February 2020 we had a Catholic Diocese of Northampton Interim Monitoring Visit (IMV).  The conclusion report found Thornton College Outstanding in all areas.  This report can be found here:

The ISI conducted a Regulatory Compliance Inspection in February 2019.  All required standards were met, with the full report available below.

Thornton had an inspection report by the Northampton Diocese – called a Section 48 Inspection.  This looks at the teaching of RE across the school.  This inspection took place  between 28th February 2017 and 1st March 2017.  The School was graded ‘1’, which is ‘Outstanding’ in every area.  To view this report in full, please click the link below.

Our latest full school inspection, by the Independent Schools Inspectorate, took place in February 2016.  Please download this report below.

“I have no hesitation in endorsing the school’s self-assessment of Outstanding in all categories”.  

John Shinkwin on behalf of the Diocese of Northampton.