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At Thornden School we are committed to providing an education of the highest quality for all our students but also to endeavour to provide an environment where all students feel valued, safe and welcome, as well as providing opportunities and exceptional pastoral care for all of our students so that they feel as if they belong, that we care, are personally aspirational and able to succeed. 

It is important to us to reduce the amount of missed education our students miss as much as possible. We know that sometimes our students cannot come to school because they are unwell – and that’s the right thing to do for them and other students. We also know that students fall behind with their friends and classmates when they miss school.  We believe that our community is stronger together, with all our pupils in school, on time, every day. We are building life skills, life-long friendships and preparing our students for future success both academic and personal.  

We also know that you, as parents and carers, can have had a significant effect on NAMES absences and we appreciate your help and support in ensuring that NAME attends school regularly so that they can get the best possible outcomes. We want to work with you to achieve this – please call or email your me at or their tutor if you feel that there is anything we can do to support you or NAME. We appreciate that every family’s situation is unique and want to help.