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…

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…

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…