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Girls In Science Event

5th February 2024

Girls in Science is a non-profit organisation who we have worked with over the last year to create a dynamic event that took place this week. This was hosted by Santander at their brand new headquarters at Unity Place. Ten other local schools joined the conference, which focussed on ‘Outside the Box’. Lakechia Jeanne introduced…

AIIMI – Employer Partnership

21st November 2023

Students from Years 10, 11 and 12 signed up to visit Aiimi, at their state of the art office. The company moved from London Bridge three years ago, choosing Milton Keynes for its location and talent pool, and have created an amazing work space. Clients, such as Rolls Royce and Anglian Water are referenced by…

SPOTLIGHT CAREERS: ANIMAL SCIENCES

18th October 2023

We have many students interested in careers working with animals, so it was fantastic to welcome Dr Jayne Powles, Programme Manager of Animal Science at Harper Adams University. Their three excellent degree courses lead to a wealth of different pathways, including Clinical Animal Behaviourists, roles in Veterinary Pharmaceutical Companies, Animal Health Officer within local authorities,…

Excellent GCSE Results at Thornton in 2023

24th August 2023

Thornton students have once again achieved fantastic GCSE results with over a third of students achieving grades 9 – 7 (legacy A** – A). In addition to GCSE results, students achieved 100% A* – C in their Higher Project Qualifications with over half achieving A* – A. 76% of all results were grades 9-5 (National average…

A Level Results 2023

17th August 2023

Congratulations to all our Sixth Form students who received their A Level and Vocational Qualification results this morning! It was lovely to see so many of them and we are happy to share that they are off to Manchester, Leeds, Kent, Loughborough and Winchester Universities to name a few!  The courses they are going on…

Thornton Student to Study at Trinity College Oxford

19th May 2023

Mrs Walker, Thornton’s Development and Marketing Director, recently caught up with Sophie Duffin-Jones who left Thornton last summer after studying in our Sixth Form, about her time here. “I joined Thornton in Year 2 when I was six years old. Looking back I loved the sense of community with friends and teachers. It’s such a…

Robotics Experience Day – ABB Robotics

3rd May 2023

As a follow up to our STEM Event last term, ABB Robotics created a fantastic Experience Event for a group of our Year 10 students. Thornton students were joined by pupils from Oakgrove School at the recently built state of the art ABB Factory for a series of talks and interactive activities. ABB Robotics have…

SUPERB STEM EVENT

2nd February 2023

We consider ourselves extremely lucky to have the support of so many leading companies who work with us in our delivery of careers. Without these wonderful people, our students would not have the opportunity to be inspired by job sectors they have not previously considered or heard about. This week, 24 companies hosted stands at…

Women In Engineering – Niftylift

17th November 2022

A group of Year 9 girls enjoyed a fantastic day with Niftylift, taking part in a range of activities across the company to inspire and inform about the wealth of different job roles available in design and engineering. The students created switches using CAD and learnt how AI is used all around us every day….

Geography Trip to Iceland

28th October 2022

At the beginning of the October half-term, the geography department took 33 girls to Iceland. It was a fantastic trip where the girls experienced volcanic features, climb up glaciers and visit multiple waterfalls. Some of the highlights included the girls climbing up the glacier, tasting the glacial water, and experiencing the blue lagoon. The girls…

LawFest

13th October 2022

A group of budding lawyers from Years 11 and 12 attended a fabulous LawFest event at Oakgrove School, alongside students from a wide range of Milton Keynes schools. The event  was hosted by the University of Buckingham and leading law firms, including Dentons, Shoosmiths, Machins and Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner. Students were given an insight…

Excellent GCSE Results at Thornton

25th August 2022

Thornton College students have achieved excellent results in their GCSEs with the following key headline statistics:   87% of all results were grades 9 – 4 (Pass) (National Average 73%)  79% of all results were grades 9 – 5 (legacy A** – C)  66% of all results were grades 9 – 6 (legacy A** – B) …