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SUPERB STEM EVENT

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…

THORNTON AND VOLKSWAGEN – UP TO SPEED!

1st February 2023

The playground was even more exciting than usual for Prep School students this week, as we welcomed Volkswagen and three of their products; the new Volkswagen ID Buzz,  the Audi Q4 E-Tron and SEAT Arona. The girls had a fantastic time, swarming all over the cars both inside and out! This was a great way for…

YEAR 10 DEBATE

1st February 2023

Our Year 10s hosted students from Queen’s College London for a lively Debate and lunch this week. Ably chaired by Ava and Celia in Year 11, both schools had prepared arguments both for and against the motion: “This house believes that modern technology (or social media) is bad for people.” Students were mixed up, and…

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…

Women In Engineering – Niftylift

17th November 2022

A group of Year 9 girls enjoyed a fantastic day with Niftylift, taking part in a range of activities across the company to inspire and inform about the wealth of different job roles available in design and engineering. The students created switches using CAD and learnt how AI is used all around us every day….

Spotlight Careers: Celia Forbes

9th November 2022

This week’s Spotlight Careers Talk was led by Celia Forbes, a Junior PR Officer for the Kennel Club. Celia was a high achiever at school and decided to go the Apprenticeship route rather than attend university. After completing her Level 4 Apprenticeship, she started work for the Kennel Club  in a role she absolutely loves!…

Geography Trip to Iceland

28th October 2022

At the beginning of the October half-term, the geography department took 33 girls to Iceland. It was a fantastic trip where the girls experienced volcanic features, climb up glaciers and visit multiple waterfalls. Some of the highlights included the girls climbing up the glacier, tasting the glacial water, and experiencing the blue lagoon. The girls…

LawFest

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…

Spotlight Talk: Olivia Vinall

5th October 2022

We were delighted to welcome parents to join us for this week’s Spotlight Talk, delivered by actor Olivia Vinall. Her work on television includes The Woman in White with Jessie Buckley and Dougray Scott on BBC1, Queens of Mystery with Julie Graham on Channel 5 and Apple Tree Yard with Emily Watson and Ben Chaplin on…

Alumni Careers Networking Event

5th October 2022

This week saw the launch of our inaugural Alumni Careers Networking Event. We welcomed back old girls to thank them for going above and beyond in their support of careers events over the last six years. Our Year 12 students joined alumni over drinks, canapés and a sit down dinner. This gave them a fantastic…

Year 11s – Next Steps

4th October 2022

As Year 11s begin their next module in PHSE, with a focus on Next Steps, we were delighted to welcome old girl Saffi Breakwell, a former Deputy Head Girl, to share her experiences. Saffi joined Thornton for Sixth Form, from The Royal Latin  School in Buckingham and emphasised that she always felt valued and listened…