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Spotlight Careers: Horticultural Therapist

10th May 2023

Bridewell Gardens is a mental health charity based near Oxford. Director Ruth Madder gave us a fantastic insight into the work they do and what employment in the Voluntary and Community Sector looks like. The charity supports adults recovering from serious mental health challenges who are referred by the NHS. There are 8 employed staff…

Careers in Healthcare: Bedford Hospital

10th May 2023

Bedford Hospital supported a fabulous event for Senior School students in the Conference Room at Thornton. They brought along clinicians from a number of teams including Paediatrics, Radiography, Nursing, Midwifery and Physiotherapy. This enabled students to find out more about the wealth of roles available in the NHS. Bedford Hospital are hugely forward-thinking in their…


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…

Excellent ESOL Examinations Results

17th August 2022

Each year Thornton College admits international students and provides the Cambridge Assessment English for Speakers of Other Languages course.   We are extremely proud of our students in Years 7-10 who have achieved a fantastic set of results in the Cambridge Assessment English qualifications this year. Our students took exams in Preliminary English with 57% achieving grades…

Life at The Bar

10th March 2021

Students from our Senior School were treated to an excellent talk from Jane Osborne QC on her role as a Barrister. As a criminal barrister, with chambers in Temple, London, Jane divided her talk into five sections which included information on the different types of Barristers, how to qualify and skills needed. Jane ended her…