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Thornton College

Thornton College

Parents, Guardians & Carers

Coming to Thornton College may be different to what your son/daughter/dependent has been used to at school, but don’t worry!

We’re known for the support we provide our students and we’re here to help every step of the way.

What we can offer

  • Effective communication with local schools to enable a smooth transition.
  • A safe and inclusive environment.
  • Dedicated Safeguarding Officer.
  • Access to financial packages to help with the costs of College.
  • Work experience opportunities that bring students face to face with employers (if appropriate).
  • Excellent links with Hugh Baird College and other local providers to aid transition to the next level of study.
  • Commitment to ensuring our students our healthy. As recognised by national healthy colleges award we have achieved.
  • Support for Care Leavers. Endorsed by the Frank Buttle Trust Quality Mark.
  • Commitment to the embedding of British Values.
  • Strong commitment to improving maths and English.
  • Classes that are regularly observed to ensure they are up to standard.
  • Access to financial packages to help with the costs of College.
  • A confidential counselling service.

Parent View

Samantha Roberts
From Norris Green

“When the time came for Samantha to leave Redbridge School we looked at several places. As soon as we visited Thornton College we knew this was the right place. The staff were so welcoming and helpful, and extremely interested in Sam and her individual needs. The staff are highly skilled in planning appropriate and stimulating activities and lessons which have enabled Sam to make fantastic progress in her communication and understanding. The support team have a really good understanding of Sam and offer excellent care and support. Communication between home and college is also excellent. We attend regular events and parents evening and we receive a daily report on Sam’s development.”