Thorpe House School
‘The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it but it is too low and we hit it’ (Michelangelo).
At Thorpe we are an aspirational school. We believe strongly in family values and embrace our identity as a school that really knows our pupils, however we are also ambitious for our boys. We look to develop young men who will be resilient, who will respond to difficulties and challenges by tackling them head on. Our mantra at Thorpe is ‘better today than yesterday, better tomorrow than today’ and that is true for our whole community; there is always something we can improve upon and it is the incremental gains that our pupils are making every day that results in boys of whom we are incredibly proud. The school is ambitious and completed our new £3.5 million building project in June 2020 that includes a new sports hall and additional classrooms plus Physics Lab, Black Box Theatre and DT Workshop. Our curriculum is rapidly evolving and it needs to in the world in which we are living; our GCSE pupils are now participating in an enrichment programme that will develop young men who are truly prepared for a future world and will stretch and engage them to be global citizens.
It is exciting at Thorpe and we would be delighted to welcome you to have a look at the school. We believe that working with you as parents is integral to our success and that relationship can start straight away.
Category: Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior
Religious Affiliation: Church of England
Roll: 320 Boys0 Girls
Age Range: 4-16 Years
Close to the centre of Gerrard’s Cross, with easy access to A413, M40 and M25.
School Contact Details
Headteacher: Mr Nicholas Pietrek
Contact for enquiries:Mrs J Tyler, Registrar
Oval Way , Chalfont Saint Peter, Gerrard's Cross , Buckinghamshire
Tel: 01753 882474
The Lower School 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.
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 Upper School 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 email@example.com
2020/2021. Please visit www.thorpehouse.co.uk for fee breakdown
All visits are welcome, please contact the school
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