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Thornton College is one of the top performing non-selective schools in the UK with an enviable reputation for academic success.  In 2016 GCSE results were 54.4% A*/A and A* - B grades reached 85%.  Full tables for the past few years can be found in this section.  You can view our league table rankings here.

Thornton has a strong work ethic and your daughter will be encouraged, and expected, to achieve her personal best in all that she does. We believe that teaching and learning should be both challenging and enjoyable for students of all abilities and we aim for the highest possible standards.

Teaching at Thornton is of an exceptional standard across all disciplines and teachers engender both a love for their subject and of learning for its own sake.

Girls achieve excellent examination results. Thornton is regularly featured in 'The Times' Top Schools'. Placement in these tables are based on the percentage of A*/A grades at GCSE. We have also been placed among the top 40 state and independent schools in the UK in the value added tables. This means that the School is one of the most successful in the country for helping girls to achieve their very best, irrespective of their academic ability when they join.