At Thorpe House we pride ourselves on the nurturing environment we offer each and every boy, providing him with the support, care and learning experiences he needs to reach his academic, sporting and creative potential.
Our vision is to create a centre of excellence for boy-centred learning. Teachers at Thorpe are passionate about delivering interactive lessons through a range of multi-media packages, ensuring that differentiated, practical learning activities are available to help consolidate and extend learning. The school day is tailored in such a way that it provides the boys with shorter lessons and brain breaks and teachers provide a purpose for learning which gives value to the work being completed and motivates the boys to achieve.
The benefits of this approach are not solely academic, although our boys generally achieve well above the national average, with the majority of Year 11 boys achieving a grade above those predicted in Year 7. More importantly, boys leave us with a desire to continue learning and achieving academically, an outcome which is much more likely if they have had a positive, engaging and enjoyable learning journey.
Finally, at Thorpe House you buy into much more than a school. We offer a caring, home-from-home environment in which each and every boy is treated in a way that he feels secure and an important member of the whole school body, thus allowing his learning to flourish. Our boys are at the heart of our school and are taught traditional British values such as: dignity and integrity, tolerance and compassion, self-respect and respect for others and to be resilient and confident, always giving his best, qualities reflected in the school motto, ‘to strive, to seek, to find and not to yield’.
If you would like to discuss the possibility of your son joining us, please do not hesitate to contact us and experience for yourself why Thorpe House is the first choice for our parents and their sons.
I look forward to meeting you and your son in the near future.
I am looking forward to working with our Headmaster Mr Ayres, our Deputy Head Mr Walker, our Head of Seniors Mr Wells, all the staff, fellow prefects and peers to keep moving the school forward in a positive direction.
Since joining the school in Year 7 in 2013, Thorpe has become a second home to me thanks to the friendly and welcoming staff and pupils. Due to its small size, the teachers have the time to really get to know us and find out what works best for us so we can get the most out of our studies. The school’s size also means I have made lots of friends who all differ in character and personality leading to some very memorable moments! For this reason, I believe it is the people at Thorpe who make my time at school so enjoyable and I am sure I am not alone in saying that.
Not only has the school given my peers and I a wide-ranging education, but it has also offered us a variety of day visits and trips, many of which have been abroad. To date I have been on a moving trip to Auschwitz in Poland as well as a World War I Battlefields trip to Belgium and France. I have also taken part in numerous extra-curricular activities such as sailing, guitar lessons, choir, school plays and public speaking competitions all of which I have thoroughly enjoyed, and have enabled me to develop other areas of my character.
What makes Thorpe House School unique? Everything. Since joining Thorpe, I have been supported in all aspects of school life, both in the classroom and out on the sports pitches. Thanks to the exceptional teaching in every department and its pastoral care, I believe Thorpe House has been and is a fantastic place to learn.