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We are a small, vibrant and close knit boarding community of approximately sixty girls aged 8 - 18 years. This means that girls can board with us at prep school age right through to Sixth Form if they wish, without having to make a transition between two schools.

The happiness and well-being of our students is at the heart of what we offer at Thornton and our friendly, family atmosphere ensures all our students feel comfortable, contented and supported.

All our boarding is on-site and girls are encouraged to treat Thornton as a home from home.

Sharing a Bedroom

Boarding at Thornton College is arranged by age groups with girls of the same or similar age sharing a bedroom. From Year 11 to Year 13 (girls aged 15+), girls have single bedrooms (subject to availability).

Each group of boarding girls is cared for by our boarding house 'parents', with a very experienced and dedicated Housemistress and Assistant Housemistress in charge of all aspects of the health and happiness of the girls in their house.