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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…

Fun and Friendship Club

27th April 2022

Girls in the Fun and Friendship Club always have a good, creative time with Mrs Callaghan. In the run up to Easter the girls were busy making mini baskets (ideal for holding small Easter eggs) from wool, card and other materials.  

Stations of the Cross

27th April 2022

On Tuesday 5th April, for the first time in three years, the Prep School gathered together to walk the Stations of the Cross. Students and teachers processed around the school grounds, stopping at each station to watch a short drama and sing a hymn. Every class played their part superbly and all the girls sang…

Spotlight Careers – Nick Jones

30th March 2022

York University offer a fantastic degree in Film and Television Production, and we were delighted that Nick Jones, a Lecturer and Admissions Tutor for the Programme, joined us to tell us more about what the course entails, career pathways afterwards and what skills and experience Admissions Tutors are looking for. This BSc course offers a…

Spotlight Careers: Sarah Arratoon

21st March 2022

The latest Careers Spotlight talk was delivered by Sarah Arratoon, Marketing Director of Hachette Publishers. Sarah showcased the many different roles available in the sector, including editorial, literary agent, rights, publicity and design. She also busted myths around starting out in Publishing, such as careers only being open to those who have studied English at…

Jackson – Inspiring Civil Engineers

18th March 2022

A group of Year 10 and 11 students were invited by the Jackson team to visit Linmere Construction Site, as a follow up activity from our STEM Event in January. This was a fantastic opportunity to see first hand what the role of a Civil Engineer involves. The site will be used for housing and…

Careers Event: Camilla Tominey

11th March 2022

It was a privilege to welcome Camilla Tominey, Associate Editor of the Telegraph, to Thornton to talk to students about her career. This has included print journalism, at The Sunday Express and The Daily Telegraph, broadcast journalism on Politics Live, Question Time, This Morning and  LBC Radio. Camilla studied Law at university and began her…

Girls set new Swimathon Record

7th March 2022

Thornton College students participate in the MK Rotary Swimathon each year and on 26th February 2022 five teams, a total of 24 students from across the school in Years 6 – 13 took part in the 28th Swimathon. All of the girls have collected sponsorship and are now busy collecting donations for MK Rotary chosen…

Spotlight Series: Elen Roberts

18th February 2022

Elen Roberts, a Construction Lawyer from the London Office of Pinsent Masons, has featured on several podcasts and websites, including Creative Multilingualism and Adventures on the Bookshelf, and we were delighted that she presented the recent Spotlight Careers talk. Elen studied French and German at Oxford and spoke at length about the benefits of being…

Spotlight Series: Ellie Gill

11th February 2022

Today’s talk was so much more than just sharing information about a job role. Whilst Ellie Gill, a Veterinary Nurse, gave us a fantastic insight into the highs and lows of life in busy veterinary practice, she also spoke about her own pathway. Ellie was a bright student, with strong A level grades about to…

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 to follow a career in Civil Engineering as a result of attending the evening. Antionette is now studying Civil Engineering and Architecture at Bath University,…

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 Graduate department recently.  This faculty do amazing work with Rolls Royce and BAE amongst other large engineering firms.  Their work at Cranfield is also focused…