Thornton College outside



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…

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…

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….

Spotlight Careers: Celia Forbes

9th November 2022

This week’s Spotlight Careers Talk was led by Celia Forbes, a Junior PR Officer for the Kennel Club. Celia was a high achiever at school and decided to go the Apprenticeship route rather than attend university. After completing her Level 4 Apprenticeship, she started work for the Kennel Club  in a role she absolutely loves!…


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…

Clarendon House

12th October 2022

Our Year 12 Health and Social Care students spent the afternoon at Clarendon House in Buckingham, enjoying getting to know the residents and learning more about the care and support in place to accommodate different needs. Partnering with the Care Home will enable students to put into practise their classroom learning and build relationships with…

Spotlight Talk: Olivia Vinall

5th October 2022

We were delighted to welcome parents to join us for this week’s Spotlight Talk, delivered by actor Olivia Vinall. Her work on television includes The Woman in White with Jessie Buckley and Dougray Scott on BBC1, Queens of Mystery with Julie Graham on Channel 5 and Apple Tree Yard with Emily Watson and Ben Chaplin on…

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…

Spotlight Careers: InvestIn

14th September 2022

InvestIN Education opened our Spotlight Careers Series Programme for this academic year with a fantastic presentation showcasing the wide range of career experiences they offer. Thornton is a partner school of InvestIN and students who take part in these courses find them to be helpful in terms of informing them about pathways and gaining hands…

UCAS Extravaganza

6th July 2022

Our Year 12 week of UCAS workshops began with a bang! James Gowers from Coventry University delivered a presentation with tips about how to shortlist universities and courses, and what to look out for when visiting on open days. James then shifted his focus onto personal statements and gave the Year 12s fantastic feedback on…

Spotlight Careers: Sam Naylor

11th May 2022

As part of our Spotlight Careers series we were delighted to get insight into the world of advertising from Sam Naylor. Sam’s passion at school was Art and he read Architecture at university. Whilst it gave him some great transferrable skills, it made him realise that he didn’t want a career in Architecture. He now…

NHS Careers Event

10th May 2022

Three teams from Milton Keynes University Hospital visited Thornton on Tuesday 10th March and delivered a fabulous event showcasing their respective departments. Patient Experience, Pharmacy and Simulation all complemented each other perfectly. It was interesting to hear about new initiatives to ensure the optimum patient experience, as well as technological developments in Pharmacy, such as…