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.
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
Thornlow Preparatory School are extremely grateful for the kind donation of new fluorescent "bibs" donated by "Specsavers" as part of their Road Safety Awareness campaign.Read Post
"Two people from Soul Food came in to our Harvest Festival Assembly to talk to us about what they do to help people on the streets who cannot afford to buy their own food."Read Post
Welldone Darcy and all her friends from Thornlow who successfully abseiled down 85ft of cliff on Portland to raise money for charity! Thank you Darcy and her family for organising such a fun event!Read Post
Today the pupils of Thornlow Preparatory School held a fundraising day in aid of JDRF – The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation which is a charity supported by Felicity, Alex and their family.Read Post