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.
"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
Year 7&8 have been working hard during their recent Geography Field Work Trips to Ringstead Beach, Dorset. Year 7 pupils were looking at beach characteristics and Year 8 were looking at the diversity of flora and fauna in 3 unique habitats.Read Post
"I felt great" said Pablo, having recently "seal dived" off a pontoon in a canoe! Canoeing is just one of the exciting activities the pupils have been partaking in during their weekly visit to the "WPNSA", where Weymouth College have been introducing them to an exciting array of outdoor sports!Read Post
Year 1-4 perform today, in another wonderful all singing and dancing Mrs Stanton Production! "Humpty Dumpty!" is a Courtroom Drama for Nursery Rhyme Characters.Read Post
"Thank you to everyone who attended our Summer Fayre today. The weather was kind to us and we believe a fantastic sum has been raised for the playground fund and charitable causes close to the hearts of pupils."Read Post
Well done to all pupils who competed in an array of sports today with smiles on their faces! Thornlow pupils put on a wonderful display of sport for us all to watch with House Lulworth finally clinching victory! Thank you to all pupils, parents and friends for creating many more memorable sporting moments.Read Post