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Headmaster's Blog

Preparing for tomorrow's world

For as long as I have known we have held to a very traditional view of what education should look like. It is important to hold onto elements of this - the prioritising of values, taking pride in our efforts and accomplishments, developing our knowledge and communication skills, understanding the world in which we live and how we have got to where we are today.

May 20, 2020

Why we are doing things differently to other schools

We have been back just a few days and very quickly I have been asked why we are doing things differently to other schools.

April 29, 2020

Education is being forced into the modern era as we return to school in the virtual classroom

There is no way one can sugar coat what has happened over the last few weeks. COVID-19 has been devastating to our society in so many ways.

April 17, 2020

Closure of schools - not really! Reflections on day one from an Independent School Head's perspective

On this first day of physical closure my staff are working hard to ensure that our virtual doors remain open to our pupils.

March 23, 2020

A healthy menu is so much more than it first appears to be

Feedback on the recent changes to our school menu has been very positive and the staff at the school have been positively euphoric! ...

November 21, 2019

Thorpe House - Remembrance Service and Poppy Appeal

Throughout November, Thorpe House School displays a vibrant reminder that Remembrance services are as relevant to today’s youngsters as to previous generations.

November 18, 2019

My Silver DofE Experience

The Duke of Edinburgh awards are always an amazing time and have created some of the best memories I have of Thorpe.

October 24, 2019

Why should we send our son to you? The case for a boys' only education

Why on earth should we send our son to a boys’ only school?’ ‘Society is not a single gender so how does it benefit our son to go to an all boys’ school?’

October 11, 2019

The value of Homework

It is difficult to escape the debate about homework. Not quite as divisive as Brexit, it is nevertheless an issue that puts people into firmly opposed camps, those that are emphatic about the importance of homework and the discipline and routines that it helps establish for a child and those that question its value at all. Of course, there are shades of grey in between but there are certainly strong opinions!

September 22, 2019

Headmaster's welcome

President Teddy Roosevelt said “No-one cares how much you know until they know how much you care”.

September 2, 2019
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Open Day – Autumn Term 2020

We are delighted to introduce small group tours at our Autumn Open Mornings. Please make sure you book your place in advance here

Saturday 10th October - Whole School 10am - 1pm

Tuesday 13th October- Whole School 9am- 11am

Tuesday 10th November - Lower School with Reception focus 9am-11am