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Nobody cares how much you know until they know how much you care

Theodore Roosevelt

small opportunities are often the beginning of great accomplishments


Don’t ask how intelligent X is but ask how X is intelligent

Howard Gardner

I never lose. I win or I learn

Nelson Mandela

It’s amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit

Harry Truman

Wisdom begins with wonder


We only have one chance with the education of our children, so their tomorrow must be our urgency today

Nathaniel Woodard

Preparing boys for tomorrow’s world

At Thorpe House our aspirations push us to achieve higher. There is no such thing as failure, only a desire to learn and become the best version of ourselves.

As soon as they start in Reception we look to prepare our boys for the world to which we believe we should all aspire, one in which there is an emphasis on encouragement and recognition of our diversity and where we want the boys to consider not what they can do for themselves but what they can do for others. Through an enrichment programme that runs throughout our three year GCSE course, we build on the confidence that has already been nurtured in the earlier years to develop skills and empathy that will make them the leaders that we want and need to direct the course of our society in the future.

(Reception to Year 5)
(Year 6 to Year 8)
(Year 9 to Year 11)

Lower School

Lower School comprises Reception (Early Years); Key Stage 1 (Years 1 and 2); and Key Stage 2 (Years 3-5). Lower School is a vibrant, inclusive and very happy place to learn. Small classes and teachers with experience throughout Early Years and both Key Stages, ensure a high level of care and attention to every boy. Lower School boys are encouraged to embrace the values of kindness, friendship and respect, alongside perseverance and a love of learning.

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Middle School

In the Middle School, our aim is to create an environment where every pupil’s academic needs are met, challenged and stretched on a daily basis. We want all pupils to realise their level but understand what the next steps are and ensure that they are driven to take those steps forward. Outside the classroom, we want to build upon the current excellent offering in the Lower School and give the boys new and unique opportunities that will prepare them for GCSE and beyond.

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Upper School

In the Upper School, our aim is to provide excellent teaching in a small school environment, preparing the boys for tomorrow’s world and their next step in education. We seek to challenge, inspire and inculcate a lifelong love of learning whilst also developing the key attributes of intellectual curiosity, independent thinking and learning, resilience, respect and leadership.

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Paralympic Bronze medallist

Columba Blango Jnr speaks to the boys and officially opens Griffin Hall

Headmaster's Blog

Headmaster's Blog

Live the dream and prepare for tomorrow's world today

Live the dream and prepare for tomorrow's world

Griffin Gazette

Griffin Gazette

Summer Term 2021

Why Thorpe House School?

We are an aspirational school and we encourage our pupils to be better today than they were yesterday.

We are an aspirational school and we encourage our pupils to be better today than they were yesterday