Thorpe House News

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

  I very much hope that the Government will recognise the contribution of Independent Schools as we look to do our part in supporting the country during these unprecedented times. On this first day of physical closure my staff are working hard to ensure that our virtual doors remain open to our pupils. Our term…

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. A curtain of perspex poppies, made by staff and pupils, cascades down from the school entrance. On Monday, Armistice Day, pupils from Nursery to Year 11, gathered outside for a special service marking…

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…