Thorpe House News

Exciting new building plans afoot at Thorpe!

After months of planning, consultations, surveys and meetings, we are delighted to announce that we are on track to build the greatly anticipated multi-purpose hall with two-storey ancillary building and additional classrooms over the existing single-storey wing. We received planning permission the first week of November; the next step is for the school Governors and…

Building intergenerational links!

Year 6 paid a visit to the residents of Austenwood Nursing Home on Friday. It has been shown that learning across the generations offers huge benefits both to children and the elderly. Self-esteem, self-confidence and mental health issues are a concern amongst young people but research has shown that regular participation in planned intergenerational activities…

Dangerous Week for Boys 2018

Dangerous Week for Boys isn’t just about fire, big bangs, cool science experiments and creepy crawlies – though it’s one of the reasons we love DW4B – it’s about challenging the boys to try something new, something that perhaps scares them or they don’t think they have the skills to do. For example, sleeping out…

Our Year 6 entrepreneurs!

Year 6 are taking part in the Young Enterprise Fiver Challenge, which introduces children to financial education, enterprise and the world of work. Our boys have finished their planning, invested their money and are now focusing on promoting their business and their week of selling (w/c 25th June). Each team have decided to donate a…