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General News

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…


12th September 2023

Last week Dr Shaw and Mrs Walker met with Maureen and Christine from the Wing Branch of the Women’s Institute who shared fabulous committee meeting minutes and accounts from the period of the Second World War.  We learnt about the Wing WI efforts to collect cigarettes and soap for soldiers in France and Holland, the…

Event to Preserve Second World War Memories

6th September 2023

We are looking for people to bring their stories and objects relating to the Second World War to the Digital Collection Day at  Thornton on Saturday 16th September from 10:00 am. The event is part of a nationwide campaign organised by Their Finest Hour, a team based at the University of Oxford and funded by…

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…


16th June 2023

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Mrs Patricia Brassington, who taught for many years at Thornton until her retirement in 2004. Trish, as she was known to the staff, and ‘Mrs B’, as many of her pupils addressed her, was appointed to teach English and then went on to lead…