Our Curriculum

Academic life at Thorpe House is tailored to the way each individual learns, but our overriding aim is to teach a curriculum that inspires, engages and invigorates each and every boy.

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Art and Design

At Thorpe House we have a vibrant, innovative and inspirational Art and Design Department which endeavours to make art relevant to the needs and interests of our boys.

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Drama

Drama plays an important role in the curriculum at Thorpe House as it enables the boys to develop outstanding communication and collaboration skills. Whether taking a…

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Design and Technology

Design and Technology is taught in a purpose-built workshop fully equipped to deliver the subject up to GCSE level. This is an advantage to the younger boys as it gives…

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English

In the English Department we want to achieve the highest possible standards for all of our pupils. We strive to ensure our curriculum offers a rich and diverse range of learning…

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Geography

We all live geographically; planet Earth is our home. It is an awesome, diverse, inspiring and ever-changing planet. The study of geography at Thorpe House from Pre-Prep, right…

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History

History is a popular subject at Thorpe House and the school follows the National Curriculum for its delivery throughout the school. This means the boys will cover most of the…

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ICT

The ICT department at Thorpe House is modern, forward thinking with the type of facilities you would expect to enable today’s tech-savvy learner to work across the…

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Latin

Latin strengthens knowledge and credentials in a host of fields including medicine, law, science, archaeology, anthropology, politics, art, literature and linguistics.

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Maths

At various stages, boys are encouraged to engage in a wide variety of extra-curricular activities, including mathematical challenges against other schools; World Maths Day…

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Music

Music plays an important part in the life of the school and we are very pleased to be able to offer many opportunities for the boys to be involved in a range of activities in and out…

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Modern Languages

Modern Foreign Languages play an important part within the curriculum at Thorpe House, encouraging an understanding of different cultures and traditions as well as promoting…

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PSHE

At Thorpe House every boy has a timetabled lesson of PSHE each week; the curriculum is delivered by the form tutor in the Prep Department and by a subject teacher from in…

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Religious Studies

The main objective of religious studies is to make the boys aware of global citizenship; that Britain and the world consists of a cosmopolitan society. It is our responsibility…

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Science

The main aim of the Science Department at Thorpe House is to provide the best possible science education for all students, by providing quality where it counts: in the classroom!

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Physical Education

We all love to win and at Thorpe House winning is important but it is not our end goal. We focus on developing the individual; nurturing their skills and natural talents…

‘The teachers know us and what we’re good at, so they plan lessons that we’ll find interesting and challenging.’

Prep pupil – Year 5

Gifted and Talented programme

We encourage every boy at Thorpe House to achieve his full potential academically, creatively or in sport, but for those who are exceptional in a particular field we run a gifted and talented programme.

Extra Curricular Activites

‘An excellent curriculum, supported by a wide and varied extra-curricular programme, fully supports the school’s aim to provide an education which prepares each pupil for all aspects of his future life.

Independent Schools Inspectorate, 2011 Report

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The Oval Newsletter

The Oval is our school magazine produced at the end of every term and features news, photos and stories written by staff and pupils.

Contact Thorpe House School

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