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There are so many things that make a boarding education at Thornton so special. 

The Manor House and grounds at Thornton are a second home. In many schools, students will walk or be bussed back to separate boarding houses. At Thornton, we do things differently – the girls actually do go upstairs to bed!  This means that, until bedtime, all the school’s ground floor facilities are on-hand including the dance studio, sports hall, tennis courts, swimming pool, music practice rooms, the art room, dance studio, library and kitchen!  

The girls learn to live with peers from both the UK and from other countries and cultures whose different points of view about the world develop tolerance and a deeper understanding of society. There is such a sense of camaraderie. The girls have not one but two families (the real one and us!), they can play tennis until lights out and enjoy pool parties (on a school night!).  The boarding team is always on-hand to give both pastoral and academic support, encouragement and advice. We work as a team to ensure that girls are happy both in their school life and within our boarding house.

Girls come to us from all over the world, from as close as Milton Keynes, Buckingham, Bicester, Northampton, Banbury and Leighton Buzzard and as far away as Mexico. Our close proximity to London and excellent rail links mean that an increasing number of weekly boarders are joining us from towns along the Milton Keynes to Euston train line including, Harrow, Watford, Berkhamsted, Hemel Hempstead and Tring. Euston to Central Milton Keynes takes just 32 minutes.

We are well situated for London Heathrow airport, London Luton airport, London Stansted airport, London Gatwick airport, Birmingham airport and East Midlands International airport.