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We are passionate about the all-round development of our girls here at Thornton College. We take our duty of care very seriously and are ever mindful of the fact that the future of the girls entrusted to us is in our hands.

As such, we ensure that we get to know each child very well indeed and make certain that the experience we offer them is tailored to their individual needs.

It is our aim that the girls at Thornton develop the skills that enable them to become lifelong learners. To do this, we must be sure to develop the whole child and encourage the confidence and self-belief that will lead to the success we wish for all our girls in every aspect of their lives. We are blessed with committed teachers who very quickly build close relationships with the girls. The bond of trust between all the staff and students is more than evident and allows their journey through our school to be a rich and rewarding one for us all.

The classes are small, a maximum of 20 in the Prep School, which means that your daughter will receive individual attention to her academic, social and creative development. The way we organise the curriculum and activities ensures that she will achieve personal success in all areas.

The best of traditional methods are employed in teaching literacy and numeracy skills, coupled with more innovative and modern methods. SMART Board technology is in place in all teaching classrooms, appealing to the needs of all learners. 

As your daughter moves up the school she will increasingly be taught by subject specialists, particularly for CLIL (Content and Language Integrated Learning where Humanities are taught through the French language), Mathematics and Literacy, Science and Games. This develops a deeper understanding of a subject and access to specialist facilities in addition to preparing her for the Senior School system.