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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…

YEAR 10 DEBATE

1st February 2023

Our Year 10s hosted students from Queen’s College London for a lively Debate and lunch this week. Ably chaired by Ava and Celia in Year 11, both schools had prepared arguments both for and against the motion: “This house believes that modern technology (or social media) is bad for people.” Students were mixed up, and…

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….

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) …

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…

Armed Services Visit Thornton

3rd May 2022

Students from both Prep and Senior School enjoyed talking to members of the Armed Services’ Core Engagement Teams from the Royal Medical Service (AMS) and the Intelligence Corps at lunchtime on Tuesday 3rd May. Five officers were on hand to answer questions about the wide ranging opportunities available and entry at officer and apprenticeship levels….

Fun and Friendship Club

27th April 2022

Girls in the Fun and Friendship Club always have a good, creative time with Mrs Callaghan. In the run up to Easter the girls were busy making mini baskets (ideal for holding small Easter eggs) from wool, card and other materials.  

Spotlight Careers – Nick Jones

30th March 2022

York University offer a fantastic degree in Film and Television Production, and we were delighted that Nick Jones, a Lecturer and Admissions Tutor for the Programme, joined us to tell us more about what the course entails, career pathways afterwards and what skills and experience Admissions Tutors are looking for. This BSc course offers a…

Jackson – Inspiring Civil Engineers

18th March 2022

A group of Year 10 and 11 students were invited by the Jackson team to visit Linmere Construction Site, as a follow up activity from our STEM Event in January. This was a fantastic opportunity to see first hand what the role of a Civil Engineer involves. The site will be used for housing and…

Careers Event: Camilla Tominey

11th March 2022

It was a privilege to welcome Camilla Tominey, Associate Editor of the Telegraph, to Thornton to talk to students about her career. This has included print journalism, at The Sunday Express and The Daily Telegraph, broadcast journalism on Politics Live, Question Time, This Morning and  LBC Radio. Camilla studied Law at university and began her…

Girls set new Swimathon Record

7th March 2022

Thornton College students participate in the MK Rotary Swimathon each year and on 26th February 2022 five teams, a total of 24 students from across the school in Years 6 – 13 took part in the 28th Swimathon. All of the girls have collected sponsorship and are now busy collecting donations for MK Rotary chosen…