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The school grounds at Thornton College are the perfect setting for girls growing up.

Safe and secure, with plenty of outdoor space, beautiful parkland and wonderful facilities, this is the ideal setting for a boarding school education. Depending on the weather, there is a big choice of activities for our boarding girls, both indoors and outdoors.

Boarding girls can choose to be super active with their friends during their free-time, or can just relax and enjoy quiet time on their own, with their friends and with the boarding house staff.

Indoor Activities

As well as organised activities such as competitions, talent shows and dressing up nights (for younger boarders), the girls make good use of the school facilities.  New activities are added to the programme each term so that there is always something different and exciting to do.  A neon roller disco and Fright Night are coming up soon! 

Every week night there are programmed activities after school which the girls can opt to do either before or after study.  We run a host of after-school activities - everything from Gospel choir to cookery! There are games and activity lounges for the boarding girls to use all year round and the boarding girls have access to the Sports Hall, Library, Expressive/Performing Arts Suite and ICT suites. 

In the Summer term most girls can be found either in or around the swimming pool during their leisure time, it is a very popular facility!  Often we arrange BBQ suppers or tea-time picnics by the poolside. Tennis is also a very popular activity and there are lots of other sports and activities to choose from.