Thorpe House School


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  • Category: Nursery / Pre-Preparatory / Preparatory / Senior
  • Pupils: Boys
  • Type: Day
  • Religious Affiliation: Church of England
  • Roll: 320 (Boys) 0 (Girls)
  • Age Range: 3 - 16 years
  • Founded: 1923

General Information

Thorpe House is the only all-through boys’ school in Buckinghamshire taking boys from Nursery at age three through to their GCSE’s at age 16. As a successful, approachable independent school specialising in boys’ education, we understand the ways in which boys learn and we genuinely treat each boy as an individual.

We understand that boys will be boys and are often lively, opinionated, physical and competitive; we harness these qualities and produce well-educated, well-mannered and well-rounded, young men.

Each boy at Thorpe House is unique, some are academics, some excel in sport and others in the performing arts; each boy is different and it is that difference that we nurture and value. If you would like to discuss the possibility of your son joining us, please do not hesitate to contact us and experience for yourself why Thorpe House is the first choice for our parents and their sons.


The Pre-Prep Department is housed in its own attractive, purpose built accommodation, surrounded by a wonderful expanse of green space which the boys use throughout the day. Nursery and Reception have their own covered, outdoor classrooms which include a very popular mud kitchen! Our classes are small with no more than 16 boys and teaching styles vary to create a positive and enabling learning environment.

The Prep Department is located on both the Pre-Prep site (for Year 3) and the main school building (for Years 4 to 6). In Years 3 to 4 the boys have one class teacher for all subjects with the exception of ICT, French, design technology, music, games and PE which are taught by specialist teachers. This prepares them for moving to a fully specialist taught timetable in Years 5 and 6.

The Senior Department provides more than just an opportunity to achieve excellent results. We offer all the other important elements that help to produce a well-rounded individual. We believe that education extends beyond the classroom and we take our extra-curricular activities equally seriously. All boys have the opportunity to compete for the school or their House on the sports field, in the swimming pool and on the athletics track. The Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme is offered as is Young Enterprise. Boys take part in a number of overseas trips and visits such as the annual football squad tours to a range of European venues, the GCSE History trip to Ypres Battlefields in Belgium, the joint art and Spanish trip to Barcelona, and the biennial skiing holiday in France.

Thorpe House has a number of very talented sportsmen and due to the size of the school, we have the time to support these boys and nurture their talents. We currently have boys who compete at national level for swimming, tennis, football and athletics and many boys who compete at district and county level for rugby, cricket, football, athletics, golf, horse riding and swimming.

We encourage every boy 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.


For details please email Mrs J Tyler, Registrar, on

Open Days

All visits are welcome, please contact the school.


2018/2019. Nursery - Year 2: £1825 - £3840 per term. Years 3 - 6: £4795 per term. Years 7-11: £5654 per term.


ISI Prep and Senior Inspection 2011
ISI Pre-Prep Inspection 2011

School Contact Details

Headteacher: Mr Terence Ayres

Contact for enquiries: Mrs J Tyler, Registrar

Thorpe House School
Oval Way
Gerrard's Cross

[t]: 01753 882474

Location Description

Close to the centre of Gerrard's Cross, with easy access to A413, M40 and M25.

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School News

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The boys had a real treat recently with a visit from author, Helen Moss. Helen has written a number of books including the Adventure Island series

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and the Secrets of the Tomb trilogy, and she spent the day talking to the boys about the characters in her books, how she got into writing, even offering tips to some of our wannabe writers!

William, Daniel and Oliver, three of our Year 5 boys also drew up a list of questions last week and interviewed her today, with the utmost professionalism.

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What a day we’ve had celebrating the Queen’s birthday! The day began with the Queen and Prince Phillip greeting the boys and their parents at

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the Pre-Prep gates before taking a tour of each of the classrooms. They particularly enjoyed being sung to by the Nursery boys!

The boys and staff then came together in the hall to sing a wonderful rendition of ‘God Save the Queen’ before joining in with happy birthday whilst the Queen blew out the candles on a fantastic three tier chocolate and vanilla sponge cake made by Mrs Treves.

After presenting the prizes to the winners of the crown competition (Nursery – Hugo, RLC – Avi, RMS – Florian, 1AD – Agastya, 2KM – Nikhil and 2MJ – Ollie) the boys enjoyed birthday cake in the sunshine on the lawn.

Then, at lunch time Pre-Prep and Prep enjoyed a fantastic ‘street party’ in the playground before heading to the Pre-Prep field for party games organised by the Headmaster. The younger and older boys teamed up and it was a lovely sight to watch the older ones encouraging the younger ones!

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