Preparing children for life's horizons



Chemistry, Biology and Physics are taught as distinct subjects

Small Classes...
...Big Difference

We are a co-educational school for pupils aged 3 - 13yrs.  Pupils can join us at any stage a few just for 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 are a co-educational school and pupils can join us at any stage in their primary education

Stage Not Age

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 13-14", "Autumn Term 2014or visit "Latest News" to read more!

All Thornlow pupils learn Mandarin as part of the curriculum


Thornlow pupils study Spanish, French and EnglishAll 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!

Our hosts are SailLaser at the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy


We're a small school, but we have a giant reputation for sailing. We hone our skills in the safe waters of Portland Harbour.  During winter months we have also embarked on an Outdoor Activities Programme which included rock-climbing and mountain biking.

Children in our Early Years Nursery even learn French!

Early Years

Our Early Years Nursery classes are based on The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) and are packed with fun learning-based activities for 3-5 year olds. 
Join us on one of our FREE, no obligation "Discovery Mornings" to find out more.

Termly boarding also includes the opportunity to visit many prestigious venues within Dorset and beyond


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.

Latest News

  • Years 1 & 2 had a wonderful time exploring and finding "mini-beasts" at Lorton Meadows yesterday. Thank you to all our friends - two and four legged, who made our adventure so exciting!

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  • 30% off all Thornlow Cardigans & Jumpers - please contact DJ Uniforms for details!

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  • We have decided that Monday 4th May 2015 will be a Non-School Uniform Day and we would be very grateful if you would donate £2.00 so that we can pass the donations on to Shelter Box to aid the people of Nepal in their time of need.

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  • Year 7&8 Geographers have been carrying out a field trip on the River Wey. All the data recorded will be used to complete a Geographical Investigation in preparation for both Common Entrance and GCSE!

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  • We had a wonderful Easter celebration and we now look forward to a wonderful Summer Term here at Thornlow - packed full of fun and inspired learning!

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  • Si la instalación es la correcta, disfrutaremos de la unidad por muchos años y solo tendremos que ocuparnos del mantenimiento, lo cual es ciertamente otro asunto de primordial importancia. Instalamos Sistemas de climatización zonificada  Mitsubishi Instaladores de aire acondicionado en Manises Instalación de conductos de aire acondicionado. Somos la empresa indicada para ocuparnos de los detalles de su unidad interna y externa y de prestarle un servicio sin competencia.

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Forthcoming Events

May 04th - All Day
Non-Uniform Day - £2.00 to Support Nepal
May 08th 9:00 am - 11:30 am
May 11th - All Day
May 12th - All Day
May 13th - All Day
May 14th - All Day
May 15th - All Day