We are a co-educational school for pupils aged 3 - 13yrs. Pupils can join us at any stage a few just for 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 - see "Thornlow Times 13-14", "Autumn Term 2014" 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!
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.
Thanks to the Friends of Thornlow for such an entertaining and lively evening of dice rolling and beetle building - delicious hot dogs and Chilli Con Carne was served by the Friends.... thank you for all the fund raising fun!Read Post
To underpin and support the Year 7&8 work on Coastal Flooding the class carried out a survey of the causes and effects of the coastal flooding events which took place January / February 2014.Read Post
"In Science this term we dissected pig organs. We had lungs, a liver, a heart and an oseophagus. The dissection was quite messy and rather smelly however it was interesting to see how it all works."Read Post
Y5 and 6 helped Dorset Police in their recent Speed Awareness Campaign by explaining the importance of driving safely within the speed limit. Dorset Police stopped speeding traffic, and those who were driving within the traffic speed limits, and pupils then gave out our information leaflet asking the public for their help in killing speed not killing lives, congratulating those who drove at 30mph or under!Read Post
Our annual house Swimming Gala for Years 3-8 took place yesterday at Osprey Swimming Pool in front of a large crowd of family supporters. All the children swam 3 races - freestyle, back-crawl and breast-stroke and there was much enthusiastic cheering as each heat was battled out!Read Post
Saltmine Theatre Company and Spring Into Life presented an exciting dramatisation of how Jesus can change people. The play explored how thieves and sinners, centurions and violent criminals can change for good if they follow the map and the words that Jesus gave us.Read Post
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