News & Events

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…

Students Visit Aerospace Robotics Dept

18th November 2021

Three students, Lara J (Year 10), Cheryl Chau (Year 12) and Alex K (Year 8), accompanied by Mrs Nolan, Thornton’s Head of Computer Science, visited Cranfield University’s Aerospace Robotics Post…

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….

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…

Spotlight Careers: Emma Try

3rd November 2021

Many of our students are interested in careers relating to Art and Design, so we were delighted to welcome Emma Try from Northstar to deliver our Spotlight Careers Talk this…

More Equestrian Team Success

2nd November 2021

Thornton Equestrian Team had a very successful half-term, qualifying for two NSEA national finals in first place. On Friday 29th October, Charlotte H, Clemmie O and Sasha K took part…

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…

Alumni Careers Event

13th October 2021

We are so lucky at Thornton to have such amazing old girls! This week saw four Alumnae deliver inspiring talks about their career pathways and varied job roles. Heather Barnes…

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…

Degree Apprenticeship Event

29th September 2021

Thornton were delighted to be joined by parents and students from local schools at our recent Degree Apprenticeship Information Evening. Professor Lynette Ryals OBE gave a fantastic overview of MK:U,…

European Day of Languages

27th September 2021

Girls in the Prep school enjoyed a range of language-based activities on European Day of Languages on 27th September, including learning flamenco dancing with Miss Law, Italian phrases and flag-making,…

Boarders Welcome Weekend

22nd September 2021

As part of their Welcome Weekend, boarding students enjoyed a range of activities, including high ropes and pedalos at Willen Lake, trampolining, mini golf, a visit to the cinema and…