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.
"At Thornlow, sailing is one of our favourite sports... "It's never about winning or losing it's more about friendship and teamwork."Read Post
Year 3&4 have been learning about the five main beliefs (pillars) of Islam: Faith, Prayer, Fasting, Alms and Pilgrim Age. Their challenge was to create a model to show this, using paper, card and junk. We wanted to share the pupils' very creative efforts!Read Post
Our corridor wall-boards were cleared this term to make way for the latest display of pupils' artistic talents and they have attracted a lot of positive comments.Read Post
It’s been a chilly weekend here in England, so we have been doing indoor things to keep us warm.Read Post
It is always lovely to hear the sounds of laughter in school and it made me so happy to also see smiles and happy faces of Reception children who are learning to Country Dance today!Read Post
Armistice Day is on 11 November and is also known as Remembrance Day. Remembrance Day marks the day World War One ended, at 1100hrs on the 11th day of the 11th month, in 1918.Read Post