School Houses

Thornton College was a family home to three noble families, Cavendish, Ingleton and Tyrell, before it became a school in 1917.  It is these families which give their names to our School Houses.  

When your daughter joins Thornton she will be assigned to one of these Houses.  Each term we have Whole School House Assemblies.  The Cavendish, Ingleton and Tyrell Houses offer opportunities for House Captaincy roles and combined age group fundraising and sports activities.  There is healthy competition between these Houses with our Sports Days, an annual fixture in families’ diaries.


Each year all three Houses raise an incredible amount of money for their chosen charity.  Our students have the opportunity to vote for their chosen charity.  These votes are counted; the Charity that receives the most votes is announced and for that academic year monies raised by House fundraisers are donated.

This academic year 2020/21 our chosen charity is Samuel’s Charity, a fantastic MK Charity set up by the family of Samuel, a young boy who sadly passed away as to childhood cancer.  This amazing Charity raises funds to help provide activities, toys and much needed equipment for children with cancer in hospital.

To find out more about Samuel’s Charity please visit their website.