We are a co-educational school for pupils aged 3 - 13. 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.
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.
It is brilliant to hear sounds of laughter and joy from the playground. Thanks to the amazing fundraising efforts of The Friends of Thornlow the pupils now have some super playground equipment to inspire them during their break times.Read Post
We have welcomed many new friends and smiles to our Boarding Home recently; new friendships have been formed and we extend a very warm Thornlow welcome to our new friends.Read Post
Last week Thornlow took on Milton Abbey for their first Autumn Series of Sailing matches. Light easterly breezes prevailed for the event which was made up of 3 short triangular courses.Read Post
We are pleased to announce, in conjunction with The Friends of Thornlow, that the school has organised a textile collection with Bag2School in order to raise funds for additional play equipment for the children.Read Post
In her own time, Darcy entered into a competition and has now been chosen by the "Face Of The Globe" organisation to compete at a regional heat to compete for a place in an exciting pageant being held in Disneyland Paris. Good Luck Darcy!Read Post
"Striving for success without hard work is like trying to harvest where you haven't planted" David Bly. Thornlow's annual "Speech Day" rewards the hard work that pupils personally strive to achieve everyday - welldone to all!Read Post