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We, the Old Thorntonians are the association for former students of Thornton College. We are still in touch with over 1500 former pupils and we hold decade reunions each year. 

Grand Reunion Event - Sunday May 20th 2018 

Join us on Sunday 20th May for a special centenary reunion.  All former staff and students are warmly invited to join us to celebrate 100 years of Thornton.  

Event details

Arrival drinks in Central Hall and Drawing Room at 2.30pm are followed by tours of the school and an afternoon catching up with friends.  Afternoon tea is served in the grounds (weather permitting) at 4.00pm and the event finishes at 5.00pm.   The cost of the event is £7.50.  There is no charge for life members or staff.   All who wish to attend must contact Mrs Jane Holliday to book by Friday May 4th at the latest.  





Visiting the school

If you ever want to call in to school to see us you will be very welcome.  Please do telephone in advance however, as due to strict child protection rules, all adults on site must have an enhanced DBS check or be with a member of school staff.  This means that it isn't possible to simply pop in and look around any more.  We do hold special events for former students however and, if you call in advance, we would be very happy to show you around.

If you have any please do get in touch. You can email all news to Jane Holliday (Haseldine 1985). We will also publish your news on this part of the Thornton website. To update our records with your new address or indeed new name, please email Jane.

Thank you to everyone who has returned the 'contact update form' sent out to all OTAs on our database.


The Association relies on donations from Old Thorntonians to pay for the postage of correspondence and organisation of events. A Life Subscription offers the most cost effective membership at just £100. Annual Subscriptions vary depending on your status (standard sub is £10).



We are happy to help in the organisation of year group reunions for any old girls wishing to get together with former classmates.  We help you to trace your old friends through our database and will host the event at the school if you so wish.  Each year we hold one major reunion for girls celebrating their decade anniversary, i.e. for girls who left Thornton 10,20,30,40,50, 60 (and sometimes 70!) years ago.  

The next event is on Sunday May 21st for all those who left the school in a year ending with a '7'.  

To cover the cost of the event we ask for donations of £7.50 per head which includes  welcome drinks and afternoon tea. 

Format for the afternoon

2.30 pm            Arrivals and welcome from our Head,  Mrs Jo Storey

3 - 4 pm            Tours of the school & catch up with friends

4 - 5 pm            Afternoon tea in the Drawing Room

5 pm                 Farewells

Please confirm your attendance by emailing Jane Holliday (1984 leaver and social secretary for the OTA)  She will add you to the guest list and email BACS payment details.  There is no charge for Life Members of the OTA, but please still let us know you are coming.