Published Results for 2019
On Thursday 6th February we received our validated results for the 2019 series of GCSE exams. We are delighted with the outcomes for both attainment and progress, which put Thornden as the highest performing school in Hampshire. What is particularly pleasing is that this success covers students across all ability ranges and this makes us extremely proud. Our Attainment 8 score of 61 means that our students achieve, on average, a grade 6 in all their GCSEs. The Progress 8 score of +0.65 means that on average our students achieve almost 2/3 of a grade higher than the national average, for every subject.
U16 Boys Hockey Success
Thornden's U16 Boys hockey team recently enjoyed a successful county tournament at Southampton Sports Centre on Thursday. They beat St. John's, Ballards and Romsey and Embley (formerly Hampshire Collegiate School) en route to a final against KES Witley. Thornden came out 2-0 winners in a well contested match.
U13 Girls Football County Cup Quarter Final
On Friday 24th January the U13 girls football team played Bitterne Park School in the quarter final of the County Cup. Thornden took an early lead through a well worked team goal finished by Isobel. Bitterne Park fought back and scored two goals in quick succession. Thornden went into half time 2-1 down.
Young Health Champions Trip To LifeLab
Our current group of Young Health Champions recently made their first trip to LifeLab at Southampton General Hospital. Here they began their training as health ambassadors through the Royal Society for Public Health ‘Young Health Champions’ scheme. The accredited award the students will receive is being generously funded by Friends of Thornden School (FOTS), and will give the students the opportunity to produce a health campaign for their community on a diverse range of subjects, which in addition to gaining a recognised qualification will also give them the skills and confidence to be influencers amongst their peers in promoting healthier choices. While at LifeLab, the YHCs spent time learning about how early intervention of unhealthy lifestyles can decrease the risk of non-communicable diseases, which are contributing factors to the top 3 causes of death in the UK, as well as using the equipment in the lab to analyse their own health, meeting clinical scientists, and participating in CPR training.
Our "IT" Recycled
Jamie's Computers were on hand once again to collect and recycle our old and unwanted IT equipment. Jamie's Computers are part of The Society of St James (SSJ), a homelessness charitable organisation based in Southampton. All of the equipment is either repurposed and sold on or fully recycled with 100% of the profits going to SSJ. Thornden have been donating their IT equipment to Jamie's for the last 8 years, it is a mutually beneficial relationship and great for the environment.
- 12th Spanish Exchange Visit
- 11th Ski Trip
- 9th Sport Relief 2020
- 9th U13 Girls Football County Cup Semi Final
- 3rd Regional Badminton Success