Preparing children for life's horizons




Independent Schools Association two times Bronze Medalist 2013

Everyone at Thornlow learns to swim.

Children in Reception and Years 1 and 2 have swimming lessons at The Weymouth Swimming Pool once a week.

Years 3-8 use The Osprey Leisure Centre on Portland every Thursday for the afternoon.  The Osprey Leisure Centre is the home of The Thornlow Tornadoes.


Before they leave us, we want every child to be able to swim 25 metres at the very least. We teach all strokes. There is advanced coaching for talented swimmers.

We attach great importance to safety, of course. There are always qualified lifeguards in attendance.

  • Welldone Thomas and Samuel who recently qualified for the 2014 Independent Schools Association Swimming Nationals held in Coventry.

    Read Post
  • All competitors in our annual swimming gala competed at an extremely high level; everyone was a winner for taking part and it was an exceptional event! Well done to all athletes and thank you to all teachers and parents who supported such a wonderful afternoon of sport.

    Read Post
  • Congratulations to Sam for winning two Bronze Medals at the Independent Schools Association Swimming finals at Coventry on Saturday - an outstanding achievement, welldone.

    Read Post