News & Events

Busting the Oxbridge Myths!

27th January 2021

Sian Bex, from Queens College Cambridge, gave our students from Years 10-13 a fantastic insight into life at Oxbridge. We heard about the benefits of the collegiate system and how…

STEM Event

27th January 2021

We were hugely fortunate to welcome so many fantastic speakers to our annual STEM event. Using the Zoom platform, students from Years 9, 10 and 11 were treated to an…

A Career in Data Science… Not So Boring After all

2nd December 2020

We are enormously proud and excited to have a partnership with Cranfield University, who are the higher education provider leading the development of the new model university in Milton Keynes,…

Dynamic Debating

25th November 2020

Hot on the heels of an animated Year 10 Debate last week with St Columba?s College, a team of Year 11s delivered strong arguments for and against the motion: ‘This…

Alumni Careers Event

18th November 2020

We consider ourselves so lucky to have amazing old girls, who gave up their time to deliver a series of talks about their pathways at our event this week via…

Girl Power: VW STEM Workshop

10th November 2020

We are hugely grateful to Volkswagen, who delivered a brilliant live workshop via Zoom to Year 7 and 8 students on 10th October. Each group was given a task brief…

Careers Event: St Columba’s College

14th October 2020

Thornton regularly join with the boys at St Columba?s College, St Albans for careers activities, and this week our Sixth Form students have enjoyed two events. A group of Year…

Thornton – National Award WINNER!

8th October 2020

Thornton has won The Independent Schools of the Year Award! Mrs Holmes, Thornton’s Headteacher is clearly delighted: ?To be The Independent School of the Year for our Careers Programme from…

Careers Event: Your Future Career

7th October 2020

Caitlin Brennan from InvestIn delivered a presentation to our Year 10 and 11s on ‘Your Future Career’. Caitlin introduced the idea of Career Clusters, focusing on groups of careers that…

Green Club’s Crumbles

6th October 2020

Green Club for girls in years 3 and 4 got off to a flying start this term when members collected apples from the Thornton orchard and took them to the…

Careers Event: Business and Food Manufacturing

6th October 2020

We are hugely grateful to Alison Georgakis from Grupo Bimbo UK for delivering a fantastic careers talk on Business and Food Manufacturing. Not only did Alison touch on all the…

Virtual Careers in Healthcare Event

30th September 2020

A fantastic panel of clinicians joined students for our inaugural virtual careers event. We hosted speakers from dentistry, nursing, medicine, midwifery and physiotherapy. It was fascinating to hear the different…