Whole School

Thornton receives British Council’s prestigious International School Award

19th April 2024

Thornton has been awarded Foundation level of the British Council’s prestigious International School Award in recognition of its work to bring the world into the classroom. The International School Award celebrates the achievements of schools that do exceptional work in international education. Fostering an international dimension in the curriculum is at the heart of the…

NATIONAL CAREERS WEEK

7th March 2024

To mark National Careers Week, every class from Reception to Year 13 enjoyed a talk from a different speaker. The Year 13s were fortune enough to hear Nat from Aiimi share advice on Employability Skills and Interview Techniques. Aiimi are a fantastic company that we partner with who have created a gold standard work place…

Open Morning – March 2nd

13th February 2024

Our next Open Morning is taking place on Saturday 2nd March (10:00 am – 12:00 pm). This is the perfect opportunity for anyone considering Thornton for their daughter(s). Tours of the school will be available, with our students acting as tour guides. Visitors can ask the girls how they really feel about their school. Thornton’s…

MK Dons Football Club Open Gym at Thornton College

2nd February 2024

MK Dons Football Club players Rhianne Rush and Stephen Wearne joined Mrs Mandy Legg, Mayoress of Milton Keynes, Chair of Trustees, Sr Helen Haigh, Head Teacher, Dr Shaw, sports scholars, leadership students, staff and Friends of Thornton, the school’s parents’ association, to officially open a brand-new gym at Thornton College. Student Voice is important at…

National Winning Streak for Students

15th December 2023

Students at Thornton College have recently won a number of significant national and regional competitions across a range of subject areas and age groups – from winning the Music for Youth Nationals and singing at the Royal Albert Hall to winning the National Bebras Computational Challenge, Thornton students are definitely on a winning streak! Most…

WOMEN WHO LEAD: SALUTING OUR SISTERS

23rd October 2023

Thornton College is a wonderfully diverse school and has a student led Equalities Committee working on raising awareness, embedding best practise, and sustaining equality across all age groups. For Black History Month 2023, the Equalities Committee have concentrated their efforts on the theme #Saluting Our Sisters.  They launched an internal poetry competition open to all…

MRS PATRICIA BRASSINGTON

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…

Open Morning – Saturday 8th October 2022

29th July 2022

We welcome prospective parents into our school on Saturday 8th October 2022 (commencing 10:00 am) where you will be offered refreshments, have the opportunity to hear from Dr Louise Shaw, Thornton’s Head Teacher, who will present the history and ethos of our wonderful school, and our Head / Deputy Head Girl who will share with…

Old Thorntonians Reunion – 15th May

3rd May 2022

Old Thorntonians (including former staff) are warmly invited to our reunion event on Sunday 15th May from 10.45 a.m. Timetable for the day: 10.45 a.m.  Old Thorntonian Association Committee AGM 11 a.m. – 12 noon – Guided Tours of the School 12 noon – 1 p.m. – Mass in the Chapel 1 p.m. – 2.30…

Bishop David Oakley visits Thornton

29th April 2022

Thornton College was thrilled to receive and welcome The Right Reverend David Oakley, Bishop of Northampton, to the school.  Bishop David is new in his role as Bishop for the Northamptonshire Diocese and is busy visiting schools in the Diocese. Bishop David arrived in the morning and met with our Chair of Governors, Sr Helen…

Thornton Appoints New Head for September 2022

11th November 2021

Dr Louise Shaw, the current Deputy Headteacher and Head of Prep at Thornton College has been appointed for the role of Headteacher starting in September 2022 following the retirement of Mrs Val Holmes, current Headteacher until August 2022.  Sr Helen Haigh, Chair of Governors said:  “We are thrilled to announce the appointment of Dr Shaw…

Thornton Win Again!

4th May 2021

Thornton has won two categories in the Independent Schools Association (ISA) Remote Learning Celebration 2021, for providing excellence in remote learning since the beginning of the pandemic, March 2020. ISA launched a nationwide Celebration of Remote Online Learning 2021, in response to the Coronavirus Pandemic and lockdown learning. Each of the 559 member Independent Schools…