Thornton College

“I wish I could stay at Thornton forever, Thornton is amazing.” Year 6 Student

At Thornton, we believe that a happy child is a successful child. We pride ourselves in ensuring that outstanding care and our core values of respect and tolerance of others sit alongside excellent teaching both inside and outside the classroom.


Small class sizes provide a kind and supportive community where it’s acknowledged that school is about working together and learning from mistakes as well as successes.

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

Academic results are outstanding - we are one of the top performing non-selective schools in the UK. This is only possible with teaching of the highest quality and within well-disciplined classes where students are keen to learn. Thornton is a dynamic, vibrant environment in which girls learn and grow.

We welcome Forces families and offer a 10% discount on school fees.


Enquire about: Thornton College
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HeadMrs Val Holmes
School TypeCombined school for girls
Jnior Age Range3 - 11
Senior Age Range11 - 18
AcademicGCSE: Yes
Alevel: Yes
Int'l Baccalaureate: No
Vocational BTEC Level 3 National Diploma in Art and Design (equivalent to 2 A Levels) Level 3 National Diploma in Health & Social Care (equivalent to 2 A levels) BTEC Level 3 National Diploma in Forensic and Criminal Investigation (equivalent to 2 A Levels) Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) recognised by universities and gains UCAS points equivalent to an AS Level.
Jnr Boarding Fees£7,175.00 per term
Snr Boarding Fees£8,900.00 per term
Sixth Form£8,900.00 per term
Forces Discount10%
Total Students400
Youngest Boarder8
Junior Boarders7
Senior Boarders52
Int'l Students24
Closest Airport 1London Luton (70km)
Closest Airport 2London Heathrow (100km)
School AddressThornton College
Milton Keynes
MK17 0HJ
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