Aspiration       Respect       Enjoyment       Participation


Thornden is an Outstanding School, passionate about working with young people to develop learners who are excited and ready for today, tomorrow and their future.


Students at Thornden achieve outstanding results regardless of their starting point.  They leave us and move to excellent local colleges before feeding into universities across the country and the world as well as moving into exciting training and employment opportunities.


We teach students how to learn; to face challenges and problems and to find solutions, building resilience, confidence and the ability to work individually and together.


High expectations reach far beyond academic performance.  Students engage in clubs, activities, trips and charity events, developing resilience while they enjoy and learn to work with people around them.  This engagement is fulfilling in itself but also develops strength and confidence when responding to academic and individual challenges.


Supporting students to develop friendship and enjoyment in a respectful environment, allows them to learn how to work together, value each other and engage with the wider world, media and local community.


Partnerships with parents/carers are critical to ensuring the best outcomes.  All our teachers, but particularly tutors and Heads of Year, will work with students and parents/carers as individuals to support children to reach their potential and overcome any barriers that may be present or arise.


We are pleased to present our current prospectus.  We feel it will provide you with a valuable insight into how we provide the highest standards of education for all our students.  We would be delighted for you to join us at one of our open events so that you can see the school during a normal day of learning.

Su Whelan Head Teacher


Year 9 Winchester Churches Trip

‘Year 9 visited Christ Church and Winchester Cathedral. We experienced Christianity brought to life through its believers and holy buildings.

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Duke of Edinburgh's Award to continue at Thornden

The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award is to continue in Thornden for another three years. On Wednesday 4th December, Thornden School was presented with its operating license by the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme, South East region.

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Year 7 Christmas Fayre

Enterprising elves (Thornden Year 7 students) spent last Wednesday’s lessons preparing for this year’s Technology Christmas Fayre. Students spent time producing festive products across the Design & Technology department.

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Yr 10 Visit Al Mahdi Centre & Southampton Medina Mosque

On Tuesday 26th November, 91 Year 10 RS GCSE students from Thornden were very privileged to visit two Mosques in a day. The Al Mahdi Centre, a Shia Mosque at Titchfield, and Southampton Medina Mosque, a Sunni Mosque.

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