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 - see "Thornlow Times 2014-15", "Autumn Term 2015" 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.
In response to an article printed in "The Dorset Echo Advertiser" a stunning underwater mural has found its home in our school playground. It has already inspired many children here at Thornlow - thank you Mr Sheridan!Read Post
Well done to all the pupils in Years 1, 2, 3 & 4 who put on a wonderful production full of music, solos and instrumental performances - what musical talent we have here at Thornlow!Read Post
Let's Create a Better Internet Together - Safer Internet Day 2015 is being celebrated globally today, Tuesday 10th February 2015 - we endorse it!Read Post
"On the 9th February Years 7&8 had a drumming lesson where Mr Farran taught us about drumming. Thank you to Mr and Mrs Farran for a really interesting Drumming Workshop!" Written by AshleighRead Post
Well done Team Thornlow who competed admirably at their recent football tournament at St Joseph's School, Launceston, Cornwall.Read Post
"Tall Ship Pelican is one of only four tall ships that are registered in the United Kingdom. We were taken on a tour of the ship and we got to see where everyone sleeps, works, eats and relaxes."Read Post