We are a co-educational school for pupils aged 3 - 13yrs. Pupils can join us at any stage. Many join us for their Years 7 & 8. Our pupils go on to secure scholarships at prestigious public secondary schools, or their state equivalents such as The Thomas Hardye School. "ItsLearning" allows parents to stay in touch with their children's lessons on a daily basis.
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We take an unashamedly traditional approach to the vital importance of the basics; mental arithmetic, times tables, good grammar, spelling and punctuation. We ensure we tailor learning to the specific needs of the pupil. We strive to balance excellence with inclusion both inside and outside the classroom - see "The Thornlow Times" or visit "Latest News" to read more!
Thornlow pupils study Spanish, French and English. All languages are timetabled on the curriculum and are taught by specialist language teachers. To enhance learning, our incredibly strong links with Spain provide exchange opportunities. Our traditionally English classic school uniform, exudes quality, just like our language department!
Termly boarding is available for UK and Non-UK residents and we would welcome you to visit our exquisitely decorated “home from home” boarding house. Caring and attentive house-parents ensure a strong sense of belonging and personal identity.
"Two people from Soul Food came in to our Harvest Festival Assembly to talk to us about what they do to help people on the streets who cannot afford to buy their own food."Read Post
Welldone Darcy and all her friends from Thornlow who successfully abseiled down 85ft of cliff on Portland to raise money for charity! Thank you Darcy and her family for organising such a fun event!Read Post
On Tuesday 4th November 2014 the pupils of Thornlow Preparatory School will be holding a fundraising day in aid of JDRF – The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation which is a charity supported by Felicity, Alex and their family.Read Post
Thornlow Preparatory School have sought advice and recommendation from the World Health Organisation, UKBA, BSA and Public Health England regarding an outbreak of Ebola occurring in West Africa and Spain.Read Post
Today in Assembly our friends from Spain were awarded certificates for demonstrating a marked increase in their vocabulary. Welldone girls - your English is excellent!Read Post
Mrs Randall has just counted up all the sponsorship money that all the pupils and parents from Thornlow raised at the Swimarathon and the grand total raised is £1120.90 - AMAZING! Well done and many thanks to all the swimmers, parents and pupils, who took part or supported the event!Read Post