COMBINING THE BEST OF TRADITIONAL EDUCATION, TECHNOLOGY AND SCHOOL
COMMUNITY SPIRIT TO NURTURE AND EMPOWER A FUTURE OF EXCELLENCE FOR STUDENTS
At Thorns, we embrace a unique blend of traditional education, cutting-edge technology and
supportive school community to create an innovative learning environment where students can
As a non-selective state school, we proudly serve our local community, welcoming students from diverse backgrounds and abilities.
We foster inclusivity and a vibrant community spirit, valuing and supporting every individual on their
As a proud member of Shireland Collegiate Academy Trust, we actively implement the core values of
innovation, inspiration and collaboration in all aspects of our school.
Principal Manny Kelay said: “At our heart, we are about sharing the spirit of education where students are at the core of everything we do.
That spirit is what makes our Academy unique, and this is evident when we witness this from the
small to the big moments.”
We operate the highly regarded Literacy for Life curriculum, effectively bridging the gap between primary and secondary education.
Students receive dedicated cross-curricular thematic teaching from a teacher who also serves as their form tutor, offering pastoral support.
Through engaging project-based learning, we actively involve students in utilising new technologies and personalising learning experiences to meet our students’ needs.
At Thorns, the safety, happiness and ambition of our students are top priority.
With the belief in the potential for success in every child, we place their best interests first in all our endeavours.
High expectations are set for each learner, and our supportive ethos opens discussions on health and wellbeing.
We strive to ensure that every member of our community feels valued.
Thorns offers a diverse range of extracurricular opportunities that expand students’ interests and life experiences.
We encourage students to embrace these opportunities to bolster their academic and real-world skills.
From performing arts and dance to the Duke of Edinburgh Award and exciting trips, our activities
cater to varied interests.