Thornton College

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

Thornton College is the leading boarding and day school for girls in the Milton Keynes area, consistently ranking one of the top non-selective girls schools in the UK.

Set in a 14th Century Manor House in 25 acres of beautiful grounds in Buckinghamshire, Thornton is proud of its rich history and today is a forward looking school offering exciting opportunities in and outside the classroom. Thornton College is part of an international family of schools in twenty eight countries around the world giving students a unique global outlook and understanding. Girls of all faiths and none are welcome.

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. Thornton offers flexi, weekly and termly boarding for UK and international students with a full programme of exciting evening and weekend activities. Thornton College offers exceptional teaching and excellent pastoral care where each girl is known and encouraged to develop her strengths to pursue, with confidence, the next stage of life.

Thornton College is situated just outside Milton Keynes in North Buckinghamshire, just 45 minutes from Luton and 1.5 hours from Heathrow. By train, Milton Keynes to London Euston is just 32 minutes

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We offer a 10% discount for Forces Families and those families who are eligible for Continuity of Education Allowance (CEA) can use the allowance for payment of fees.


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Enquire about: Thornton College
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HeadDr Louise Shaw
School TypeCombined school for girls
Junior 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.
Boarding Fees From£11,190.00 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