Sixth Form

Year 12 Careers Networking Breakfast

24th April 2024

On Wednesday 24th April, our Year 12 students welcomed delegates from a number of different job sectors at a networking breakfast. This was a fantastic opportunity for our students to chat informally, developing their all-important soft skills and find out more about roles and career pathways. We were delighted to be joined by representatives from…

Spotlight Seminar: AstraZeneca

14th November 2023

AstraZeneca offer some fabulous Degree Apprenticeships, and we are so grateful to Scott Staple for hosting a seminar with four of our Year 12 students interested in this pathway. Scott completed his HR Degree Apprenticeship last year. When he applied, there were four different streams of apprenticeship available at the company, now there are fifteen,…

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…

Thornton Student to Study at Trinity College Oxford

19th May 2023

Mrs Walker, Thornton’s Development and Marketing Director, recently caught up with Sophie Duffin-Jones who left Thornton last summer after studying in our Sixth Form, about her time here. “I joined Thornton in Year 2 when I was six years old. Looking back I loved the sense of community with friends and teachers. It’s such a…

Spotlight Careers: Steph Carter

27th April 2023

Steph Carter is a fantastic guitarist who has been on five world tours with his band Gallows and currently works for Marshalls Amplification in Milton Keynes. He took time out to speak to students about his three different careers in the industry and stressed that a career in music is available to everyone. There are…


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…


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…

Results to be proud of

18th August 2022

Congratulations to all our students who have received their well-deserved A level and Vocational Qualification results today. Following two challenging and covid restricting years across the country, students, staff, and families were able to gather this morning to celebrate achievements and share their exciting next steps. These results reflect the consistent hard work of our…

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…

Careers: Spotlight Series

18th March 2021

Katie Bench, who has recently joined Travers Smith LLP in the City, delivered our Spotlight Series careers talk this week. Having had an excellent presentation from Jane Osborne QC last Tuesday, it was useful to hear Katie making a clear distinction between the role of Solicitor and Barrister and describing her life as a trainee….