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Sports At Thornton

Sports is very important here at Thornton and we are proud to have such wonderful facilities and a number of county and regional athletes across varying sports and age groups.

We have a double Games and double PE session each week from Year 1 and the priority sports varies each term.  In Games our focus each term is:

Michaelmas – Hockey
Lent – Netball
Trinity – Cricket

Physical Education (PE) double lessons again vary each term but across the year we offer the following sports and more:
Swimming to Year 8, Cross Country, Dance, Gymnastics, Badminton, Basketball, football, trampolining, athletics, tennis, table tennis

Co-Curricular sports programmes include:
All of the above (swimming all ages), running club, touch rugby club, martial arts, yoga, cricket and we have Chris Langridge – UK GOLD Medal Badminton Player providing badminton coaching.

Extra- Curricular small group and one to one lessons include:
Ballet and Dance and Equestrian

Of note, we are opening a brand new gym in January 2024 for senior students to use for general health and fitness with individual training plans.

Recent Sports successes include:

  • Two of our students recently won ISA Gold Swimming at recent competitions
  • We have cricket, cross country County Champions,
  • Our Equestrian Team are Regional Champions and placed at the NSEA National Finals last year and are on their way so far this year to going to the Finals again this year.

At Thornton we have interests, talents and offerings in varied sports reflecting our focus on the individual.