Senior School

STEM Event

26th January 2022

Almost six years ago to the day, Thornton hosted its inaugural STEM Event. Companies who took part included Sir Robert McAlpine, and one of our students, Antionette Marchant, was inspired…

Students Attend ‘Women in Engineering’ Event

17th November 2021

Twelve Year 9 students recently took part in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) event for ‘Women in Engineering’  hosted by Niftylift at its World Headquarters in Shenley Wood, Milton Keynes….

Debate Series with St Columba’s College

14th October 2021

The last two weeks have seen teams of Thornton students from Years 10, 11 and 12 taking part in debates with St Columba’s. The motion on each occasion was: ‘The…

Emma’s Story Published

30th September 2021

Year 9 student Emma T has had a dramatic short story called “Last Five Seconds Alive” published in “Unsolved: Awesome Stories,” featuring short stories written by young writers on the…

Degree Apprenticeship Event

29th September 2021

Thornton were delighted to be joined by parents and students from local schools at our recent Degree Apprenticeship Information Evening. Professor Lynette Ryals OBE gave a fantastic overview of MK:U,…

Ultimate Easter Egg Choice

19th March 2021

Sunday 14th March was ‘Pi Day’ (as in the US it would be 3.14!), and so The International Day of Mathematics (IDM) is a worldwide event that takes place annually…

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,…

Spotlight Series

5th March 2021

Colin and Connie the Caterpillars made a welcome appearance at our Spotlight Series careers talk on Wednesday 3rd March! Naomi Matthews, Commercial and NPD Director at Park Cakes Ltd showcased…

Royal Engineers Showcase Careers Opportunities

24th February 2021

The Royal Engineers gave students an insight into the many and varied trade roles within their team. Effectively the civil construction authority for the UK Armed Forces, jobs include Design…

Careers in the Theatre

3rd February 2021

We were thrilled to welcome Billy Taylor and Naomi Day to our Careers in Theatre event. Billy runs several theatre groups and is currently studying at Rose Bruford College and…

Careers Event: Business and Food Manufacturing

6th October 2020

We are hugely grateful to Alison Georgakis from Grupo Bimbo UK for delivering a fantastic careers talk on Business and Food Manufacturing. Not only did Alison touch on all the…

Virtual Careers in Healthcare Event

30th September 2020

A fantastic panel of clinicians joined students for our inaugural virtual careers event. We hosted speakers from dentistry, nursing, medicine, midwifery and physiotherapy. It was fascinating to hear the different…