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Girls join the Preparatory Department from Year 3, age seven. Thornton offers girls the opportunity to aspire and achieve in a caring environment. Staff support and encourage each individual, celebrating their talents and nurturing their character, enabling them to thrive and become the very best version of themselves.

The combination of exceptional care with inspirational and innovative teaching ensures that a Thornton Prep education is special. Innovative teaching methods adopted include the mastery approach, a Creative Curriculum, which combines Arts and Humanities through topic teaching (Years 3 & 4), and programming in Computer Science. 

Thornton Prep School provides a world of opportunity, both inside and outside of the classroom, developing lively, enquiring and creative minds. Most importantly, however, an environment for your daughter to be happy – and that is what lies at the heart of success.