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!
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.
Sam once again competed admirably at the recent ISA National Swimming Championships, held at the Olympic Swimming Venue. Sam is keen to know if he shared his locker with an Olympic swimmer!?Read Post
"On Thursday this week, we were doing an experiment in Science about sound waves. We used a "slinky" to measure the amount of waves in the environment."Read Post
"On the 21st January 2015, 7 students went to Exeter to compete at a Cross Country event. Well done to everyone!" Written by Robert Hunter, Thornlow competitor.Read Post
We would like to wish all our pupils, parents and friends every success in 2015. "The secret in education lies in respecting the student".Read Post
Years 3 - 8 brought festive cheer to our local community this term with visits to both The Acorns Residential Home and Highclere House.Read Post
Reception and Nursery children welcomed a very special guest today. Santa Claus managed to take time out of his busy schedule to join the children at their Christmas Party, a lot of fun was had by all - ho ho ho and a Merry Christmas to all!Read Post