Thornton College

At Thornton College we offer a strong work ethic, exceptional teaching and excellent pastoral care provides the secure environment where each girl is known and encouraged to develop her strengths, her social skills and her ability to pursue, with confidence, the next stage of life.

Thornton College boarding and day school for girls, located between Milton Keynes and Buckingham, is set in 25 acres of beautiful grounds. The main school building is a manor house dating back to the 14th century and it became a school in 1917, founded by the Sisters of Jesus and Mary.

The school is proud of its rich history, exceptional pastoral care for the individual and its strong emphasis on core Christian values, though it is also proud of the fact that it is a forward looking school, with exciting opportunities both in and outside the classroom, and where girls of all faiths and no faith are equally welcome. Thornton College is part of an international family of J&M schools in twenty eight countries around the world. This gives our students a unique global outlook and cultural intelligence.

Boarding is ‘upstairs’ in our main manor house offering a home from home experience. The boarding bedrooms and living room areas are bright and spacious. We offer flexi, weekly and termly boarding for domestic and international students with a full programme of exciting evening and weekend activities.

Thornton College is non-selective, recognising, in line with its ethos, that children develop at different rates and stages of their lives and in each one there is potential to excel.

Essentials

  • Head Mrs Val Holmes
  • Mrs Val Holmes
  • Age range 2.5 - 18
  • Day / Boarding
    • Day
    • Full Boarding
    • Weekly Boarding
    • Flexi Boarding
  • Religious affiliation Catholic and accepting students of all faiths and none
  • Exams
  • 14+ GCSE
  • 16+ BTEC or NVQ, A Level, Extended Project Qualification (EPQ)
  • Fees (per term) September 2020 - August 2021
  • Prep/Junior School
    • £3,345 - £4,185 per term
    • Boarding £5,770 - £7,175 per term
  • Senior School
    • Day £5,335 per term
    • Boarding £7,300 - £8,900 per term
  • Sixth Form
    • Day £5,335
    • Boarding £7,300 - £8,900
  • Find out more about fees >
  • Exams
    • Exams
    • 14+ GCSE
    • 16+ BTEC or NVQ, A Level, Extended Project Qualification (EPQ)
  • Fees (per term)
    • Fees (per term) September 2020 - August 2021
    • Prep/Junior School
      • £3,345 - £4,185 per term
      • Boarding £5,770 - £7,175 per term
    • Senior School
      • Day £5,335 per term
      • Boarding £7,300 - £8,900 per term
    • Sixth Form
      • Day £5,335
      • Boarding £7,300 - £8,900
    • Find out more about fees >

Bursaries & Scholarships

  • At Thornton we offer academic, music, sports, art and drama scholarships for students going into Years 7, 9 and 12. Applications to be received in the November prior to September start
  • At Thornton we a 10% discount on school fees for HM Forces Families.
  • At Thornton we offer a 5% sibling discount
  • At Thornton we offer a 2.5.% discount on full annual fees payment in advance
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Scholarships & Bursaries offered
  • Academic scholarships
  • All Rounder awards
  • Art scholarships
  • HM Forces discounts
  • Lump-sum payment discounts
  • Music scholarships
  • Sibling discounts
  • Sixth Form scholarships
  • Sport scholarships

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Disclaimer: Data is provided by the school, the GSA is not responsible for inaccuracies.

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