Thornton College occupies the former Manor House of Hasley. The Manor dates back to the 11th Century and is mentioned in the Domesday Book, but most of the House still in use today is part of a mid 14th Century development. Three families, Cavendish, Ingleton and Tyrell, predominantly owned the Manor before the Sisters’ purchase in 1917. It is these families who give their names to our school Houses.

Thornton College has a rich traditional history full of characters and stories; many of the architectural features in the school today relate to the families that once owned Thornton Hall.

Thornton College is a leading independent day and boarding school for girls aged 3 – 18. It is one of the most successful non-selective schools in the UK and offers a warm and nurturing educational environment alongside a rigorous and exciting curriculum.

Students receive an outstanding education and make excellent progress at Thornton College. Your daughter would be encouraged and expected to achieve her personal best in all she does.

We believe that teaching and learning should be both challenging and enjoyable for students of all abilities and aim for the highest possible standards. Whether she is the most gifted academically, a good all-rounder or needs additional help in some areas, your daughter will receive a stimulating and rewarding educational experience suited to her needs.

Our academic results are a testament to the way the girls are challenged and motivated to give their best in all they do.

In 2020 Thornton College won the prestigious Independent School of the Year Award for its outstanding Student Careers Programme. Thornton was one of three Finalist schools for the ISA Outstanding STEAM provision Award from over 550 independent school members across the UK.

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