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’ve been at Thorpe House since I was in Year 3, all the way back in 2012, and I would like to take a moment of your time to describe why I think Thorpe House is the best school for your son.
Thorpe House is small, which means that a student will form very close relations with their year, everyone knows everyone else on a first name basis and it is almost like a second family. Some of boys that I’ve known since Year 3 are now like brothers to me: this closeness and intimacy also means that unkind behaviour is brought to a minimum and is an extremely rare occurrence at Thorpe, making the school a friendly, inviting place for your son.
The staff at Thorpe are also phenomenal and each one has their own expertise and way of explaining things. The small class sizes mean that the teacher can focus in on each student and help them regain skills and confidence when they need it.
As Head Boy I am always trying to work with students to increase their representation and ensure that the pupil body is heard and that our opinions can really change the school, my goal is for Thorpe to be an interactive environment with insightful input from the boys, so that we can continue making sure the school is as rewarding for future students as it has been for me.