Thorpe House News

Newly covered pool means year round swimming for all boys!

Yesterday, we held a joint celebration with Seriously FUN Swimming Schools to launch our newly covered and renovated 18 metre swimming. Despite the freezing temperatures and threat of snow guests included school governors, directors, staff and parents from both Thorpe and Seriously FUN plus the senior Head Boy and a selection of the school’s elite swimmers. The star…

Thorpe Explorers enjoy a morning of science with the Seniors!

Science teacher, Mrs Horwood and some of her Year 8 pupils hosted a fantastic hands-on science workshop for the Thorpe Explorers (nursery and reception) this morning! There was a carousel of experiments including lava lamps with coloured water, oil and Alka-Seltzer, dancing raisins with lemonade bubbles, whooshing balloons that the boys sent along a string track and…

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…