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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: Horticultural Therapist

10th May 2023

Bridewell Gardens is a mental health charity based near Oxford. Director Ruth Madder gave us a fantastic insight into the work they do and what employment in the Voluntary and Community Sector looks like. The charity supports adults recovering from serious mental health challenges who are referred by the NHS. There are 8 employed staff…

Careers in Healthcare: Bedford Hospital

10th May 2023

Bedford Hospital supported a fabulous event for Senior School students in the Conference Room at Thornton. They brought along clinicians from a number of teams including Paediatrics, Radiography, Nursing, Midwifery and Physiotherapy. This enabled students to find out more about the wealth of roles available in the NHS. Bedford Hospital are hugely forward-thinking in their…

Robotics Experience Day – ABB Robotics

3rd May 2023

As a follow up to our STEM Event last term, ABB Robotics created a fantastic Experience Event for a group of our Year 10 students. Thornton students were joined by pupils from Oakgrove School at the recently built state of the art ABB Factory for a series of talks and interactive activities. ABB Robotics have…

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…

Spotlight Careers: Healthcare Science Week

16th March 2023

To celebrate Healthcare Science Week, we were delighted to welcome Georgie Conrich-Wilks to talk to students about her role as a Trainee Clinical Scientist. From Year 9, Georgie was keen to pursue a career in Medicine, and took Biology, Chemistry and Maths for A level. She took a gap year after school to work as…

SPOTLIGHT CAREERS: DEGREE APPRENTICESHIPS

7th March 2023

As a follow up to the recent fabulous Unilever workshop, we were delighted to welcome Jacob to deliver this week’s Spotlight Talk. Jacob knew he wanted a career in Science, having studied Biology and Chemistry as two of his A levels. Although he also applied to university, he explored the Degree Apprenticeship route and secured…

Unilever Workshop

27th February 2023

We are always keen to explore different ways of linking careers with the teaching curriculum, and were thrilled to welcome Heather and Pete, who work for Ben and Jerry’s Icecream at Unilever, to work with our Year 7, 8 and 9s. Students had to work in teams to create an innovative ice cream flavour with…

SPOTLIGHT CAREERS: UNIVERSITY OF THE CREATIVE ARTS

8th February 2023

Phee Jones gave our students a whistle-stop tour around the huge number of fantastic courses on offer at the University for the Creative Arts. A wealth of degree courses are taught across three campuses, Epsom, Farnham and Canterbury, and a film studio in Maidstone. Degrees include: Design for Theatre and Screen, Photo and Digital Journalism,…

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…