Alumni

Alumni Networking Event

4th October 2023

The annual Alumni Networking Event was held on 3rd October. We were delighted to welcome back such a diverse group of old girls to meet our Year 12 students over drinks and dinner. Guests included civil servants, physiotherapists, aeronautical engineers, lawyers and cheesemongers. Several alumni have leading roles in industry and were able to share…

Old Thorntonian from Mexico visits after 50 Years

20th September 2023

Old Thorntonian Cecilia and her daughter Maria were warmly welcomed to Thornton on 20th September. Cecilia is from Mexico and joined Thornton as a boarder for one year over 50 years ago! Maria is about to start her Masters course at the University of Arts in London. Cecilia loved visiting and seeing how much the…

Meeting Alumnae Ana in Mexico!

27th July 2023

In early July, Thornton’s Development Director, Jennifer Walker travelled to Mexico to meet with educational consultants and Old Thorntonian Alumnae!  Below is an account of one alumnae meeting: On the 10th July, I met with Ana and her mother Jacqueline (pictured) at the Old Sevilla Palace Hotel in Mexico City.  Although we haven’t ever met…

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…

Spotlight Careers: Kierat Ranautta-Sambhi

23rd November 2022

This week we welcomed back an Old Thorntonian, Kierat Ranautta-Sambhi to share her career journey. Kierat currently works for Albany Associates, supporting governments, charities and communities in areas of conflict around the world. Her role focuses on preventing and countering violent extremism in countries that include Somalia, Mozambique, Syria, Iraq and Chad. Students learnt how…

Alumni Careers Networking Event

5th October 2022

This week saw the launch of our inaugural Alumni Careers Networking Event. We welcomed back old girls to thank them for going above and beyond in their support of careers events over the last six years. Our Year 12 students joined alumni over drinks, canapés and a sit down dinner. This gave them a fantastic…

Year 11s – Next Steps

4th October 2022

As Year 11s begin their next module in PHSE, with a focus on Next Steps, we were delighted to welcome old girl Saffi Breakwell, a former Deputy Head Girl, to share her experiences. Saffi joined Thornton for Sixth Form, from The Royal Latin  School in Buckingham and emphasised that she always felt valued and listened…

Spotlight Careers: Heather Barcombe

28th September 2022

Old Thorntonian Heather Barcombe shared her journey at our Spotlight Careers slot this week. Heather works for Johnson and Johnson, having studied Biochemistry at Warwick University. She knew she wanted a career in science, making a difference to people’s lives. Heather highlighted the many other degree options that facilitate pathways in science roles, including BioMedical…