Thorpe House News

Homework and why Mr Ayres believes it’s a good thing!

As Headmaster, I know the battlefield that setting homework can create. Recently I was invited to a Year 6 English lesson in which the boys wrote formal letters to persuade me to end the torment of homework which they believed was ‘tantamount to child cruelty!’ However, despite the swathe of growing opinion that homework is…

Best GCSE results ever!

Year 11 were ecstatic today after receiving a fantastic set of GCSE results! 97% achieved 5+ GCSE including Maths and English at A* – C grade 41% of grades achieved were A*- A Understandably Mr Ayres and the Senior staff are really proud of the boys: “I am so proud of our Year 11 boys who…

Dangerous Week for Boys!

Last week and as part of our commitment to ‘boy centred learning’, staff and boys took part in a brand-new Thorpe initiative, Dangerous Week for Boys. The week was dedicated to finding new and exciting ways to engage boys with learning and in doing so, encourage them to get out of their comfort zone and…

A right royal Friday!

The Reception boys have been enjoying learning about castles, Knights and Princes! They built castles from a construction kit and also played in their large cardboard castle. Today they dressed up and the Kings knighted the Knights in a special ceremony, before partaking in a festival of duels. They had a garden banquet with ice-lollies…

The Force is strong at Thorpe House!

Thorpe House enjoyed a day of Star Wars fun yesterday in celebration of May the Fourth Be With You, an unofficial holiday celebrating the George Lucas film franchise.  Mr Ayres, who has been a fan of the films since he was a boy, saw it as an exciting opportunity to get the boys excited about learning: ‘To…