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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…

Spotlight Series: Elen Roberts

18th February 2022

Elen Roberts, a Construction Lawyer from the London Office of Pinsent Masons, has featured on several podcasts and websites, including Creative Multilingualism and Adventures on the Bookshelf, and we were delighted that she presented the recent Spotlight Careers talk. Elen studied French and German at Oxford and spoke at length about the benefits of being…

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 to follow a career in Civil Engineering as a result of attending the evening. Antionette is now studying Civil Engineering and Architecture at Bath University,…

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. The all-female event was organised in recognition of the national Women in Engineering Day, which took place on Tuesday 23rd of June, to break-down traditional…

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 Government should limit gaming for under 18s’. Students from both schools worked together to research and present arguments within a tight time frame. This Debates…

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 theme of murder and criminal cases. Well done Emma!