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Celebrating Success. Celebrating the Arts.


Mr M Kelay – Associate Principal

Welcome to Thorns, an 11-16 secondary school

I believe that education sets a young person free to experience the life that they choose, not one imposed upon them by society.

High levels of achievement in education rest on building each child’s desire and self confidence to learn.

Thorns is one voice with parents and the community in stressing the value of education and the joys and opportunities education can bring to every single young person at this school.

Manny Kelay, Associate Principal

Latest News

26 June 2017

Raffle Results

For those who missed them, here are the winning raffle ticket numbers from Thursday’s Summer Festival. Winners will need to contact main reception with proof of their winning programme to claim their prize.

23 June 2017

Summer Festival 2017

A huge thank you to all who attended, supported and enjoyed our annual Summer Fayre yesterday – it was a lovely event (despite getting soaked in the stocks!) with so many talented performances. We are very grateful to Thorns Primary, Mount Pleasant and Peters Hill children, teachers and families who came to showcase their talents […]

20 June 2017

Shireland Collegiate Academy dance collaboration

Shireland Collegiate Academy’s Creative Arts Director, Lucy Prince, and her enormously talented Sixth Form dancers yesterday hosted a Dance workshop at Thorns, which saw our Year 10 dance students learn a challenging African/Contemporary fused routine. We look forward to many more collaborations with Shireland Collegiate Academy in the near future.