Yr 11 pupils have recently returned from the German capital where they experienced some memorable sights to last a lifetime.
They managed to fit so much into 4 days:
- Tv Tower
Congratulations and welcome to all year 6 pupils who have recently heard that they will be joining Thornhill for year 7 in September.
We are confident that you have made a very good choice and we1 comment Read More
Thornhill's talent show Search for a Star is back again to find two talented students to represent our school at this year’s Area Grand Final1 comment Read More
Congratulations to Amelia Shilling of year 11 who was the winner of our 100% attendance prize draw for the month of January. Brydon’s Head of House Mr Chalk presented Amelia with £301 comment Read More
Thornhill School were congratulated for all of the charity work they have done over the years for Cancer Research UK.
We were joined by three members of the Cancer Research UK committee Sunderland:1 comment Read More
Our new attendance reward scheme has started in earnest. Just like our pre-Christmas scheme, pupils will receive a raffle ticket every time they achieve 100% weekly attendance.
At the end of term1 comment Read More
Holocaust Memorial Day January 27th 2017 - Thornhill School
This week we reflect upon the events of the Holocaust and ensuing genocides. At Thornhill School we have had assemblies delivered to all1 comment Read More
Unknown to our parents and pupils who were taking part in our annual review day Thornhill School had a brief visit on Wednesday.
The Royal helicopter touched down on our all weather pitch as a1 comment Read More
You and your son/daughter are required to attend this meeting as an important opportunity for you and1 comment Read More
Thornhill Christmas Concert offers an evening of Christmas carols, Thornhill and Primary schools choirs, our traditional Staff Panto and Rock band, dancers, singers and a Brass Band to get you in the1 comment Read More
Well done to the Thornhill School Class of 2016 who had their awards evening on Thursday night. It was great to see so many of you in attendance to pick up your certificates, prizes and1 comment Read More
Thank you to the numerous past pupils and staff who joined us in our celebration.
The morning started with pupils receiving an engraved water bottle and cupcake sponsored by our FASTA (Friends and1 comment Read More
Friday 18th November 2016
Staff and students can wear a spotty tie which can be the usual conventional tie or a dickie bow tie. They can be homemade or shop1 comment Read More
As part of National Anti-Bullying week pupils will be involved in PDL discussion work regarding how best to combat bullying in Thornhill. Peer mentors will be working with1 comment Read More
As part of our campaign to promote excellent school attendance we have just introduced our latest reward scheme ‘£100 for 100% - Be in it to win it.’
For every week of 100%1 comment Read More
Thornhill is pleased to announce that they will have a Celebration day on 30th November 2016 for our 50th Anniversary.
There will be a balloon release at 2pm, with every pupil releasing a balloon1 comment Read More
Pupils and staff at Thornhill School pay their silent respect to the country’s war dead in the Remembrance Assemblies this week as well as pausing and reflecting during our period of silence on1 comment Read More
Hislop House were represented in the Unified World Kickboxing championships during October half term. 7H1's Aaron Solomon represented England in Carrara Fiere Italy, putting in an outstanding1 comment Read More
Thornhill was proud to host Sunderland BME network 'one voice' award ceremony 2016 on the 26th October.
Our main hall was the centre of the community as they gathered for this prestigious1 comment Read More
Fantastic to see Thornhill pupils promoting the launch of the Journey to Justice Exhibition at the winter gardens (23.10.16). This traveling exhibition on the civil rights movement is in the winter1 comment Read More
A great time was had by all at this year's Harvest Festival in which our pupils did their parents and school proud. The festival included some incredible performances by the school choir, Daisy1 comment Read More
Well done to Thornhill pupils who competed in the Sunderland School Games Competition and managed to qualified in these rounds.
Beginners KS3:- Ethan Hayley and Alex Lamb
Beginners KS4: -1 comment Read More
"Thornhill Pupils meeting (Left to Right) Josef Craig Bronze Medallist, Adam Taylor International Champion and Matt Wylie Gold Medallist at the Sunderland School Games Gala1 comment Read More
Well done to everyone who took part in this years sponsored walk.
Thornhill School have been raising funds for Cancer Research UK for the last 38 years undertaking a sponsored walk.
Once again,1 comment Read More
Thornhill is the Top Performing School in Sunderland – Again!
The new national headline results measure indicates that the academic progress of Thornhill’s pupils is the highest in the1 comment Read More
Our recent Open Day was a great success for everyone concerned. We were delighted to welcome increased numbers of visitors (hopefully an indication of another increase for Y7 pupil1 comment Read More
All pupils return to school on Tuesday 6th September for the start of our 50th anniversary year.
Y7 and Y11 pupils start at 8:40am when the Y11 pupils will be participating in a study skills1 comment Read More
As you read this Thornhill pupils will be returning from an amazing five days in New York.
The music department and Mrs LeRoy organised this visit to give pupils this once in a life time1 comment Read More
Year 8 and 9 pupils have been involved in a visit to Flamingo Land with the Science Department this week.
Pupils were involved in workshops where they reinforced what they have been1 comment Read More
There has been discussion in many schools across the city regarding the Christmas holiday dates for 2016. Primary schools in particular are concerned that the holiday begins too1 comment Read More
The Yearly Art Exhibition took place on Tuesday 21st June and was a great success.
Year 11 GCSE Art and Design students along with GCSE Graphic Communication students work was displayed for all to1 comment Read More
Thornhill School along with Hudson Road Primary, Diamond Hall Juniors and Richard Avenue Primary School’s together starred in a wonderful production of the hit musical by Queen and Ben Elton1 comment Read More
Hannah Turnbull (8B1) and Sarah Sweeney (8H2) were the proud contributors of Thornhill’s entry into the magnificent Codex 1300 project that left St Peter’s Church in Monkwearmouth on June1 comment Read More
Year 9 GCSE R.S. pupils were visited by Jim Fox, a representative of animal rights group Animal Aid who aim to raise awareness of and peacefully protest against animal cruelty issues by means of1 comment Read More
You may have heard in the news this week there has been an orchestrated campaign of hoax threats attempting to cause disruption of schools during this important examination period.
Today1 comment Read More
Members of our school council recently held a breakfast meeting which was attended by our city’s Mayor and Mayoress , Barry Curran and his wife Carol.
In between croissants and coffee our1 comment Read More
Congratulations to our team of 18 volunteers who helped with the recent City of Sunderland 10K and Half Marathon Run.
This is the second year we have been asked to help with this event proving that1 comment Read More
For the second year in a row, Thornhill School has been named regional winners in the Step into the NHS Careers Competition.
This time, Rebecca Gilby and Sarah Sweeney both of 8H2, won with their1 comment Read More
The parents’ meeting is to discuss progress with subject teachers and to assist you in understanding what your child1 comment Read More
The Parent & Pupil Pathways Briefing has been scheduled for Wednesday 8th June 2016. The evening will commence with a short1 comment Read More
We have recently received the final report from the research company1 comment Read More
Year 8 pupils have been working with The Foundation of Light education programme for the last term. They have been completing a wide range of activities which are submitted to gain1 comment Read More
Thornhill Pupils Celebrate World Maths Day.
To celebrate World Maths Day on Wednesday 2nd March, we ran a school wide competition for all pupils to get involved. The competition required pupils to1 comment Read More
Thornhill year 11 pupils experienced their first GCSE results event with pupils celebrating success as their early entry English Literature results were published.
Their confidence was boosted when1 comment Read More
Thornhill Pupils Participate in World Maths Day.
World Maths Day is on Wednesday 2nd March. To celebrate the event Thornhill School are holding a school wide competition for all pupils to get1 comment Read More
Thornhill School saw a large audience entertained by 19 acts, who sang and danced in an attempt to win this years’ title of ‘ Search for a Star’.
Our three guest judges including1 comment Read More
Inspiring Information, Advice and Guidance
Thornhill School has been successful in achieving Stage 1 of Inspiring IIAG, a national quality award that is awarded to schools and colleges in1 comment Read More
Melissa Cavanagh, current contestant of BBC's hit show The Voice returned to Thornhill school to inspire Year 11 in an assembly.
Melissa recalled her time at Thornhill and how she overcame her1 comment Read More
At this time of year everyone at Thornhill reflects upon the events of the Holocaust and ensuing genocides. We strive to learn lessons from the past to help challenge prejudice and1 comment Read More
Come to school in your Festive/Woolly jumper for only 50p
Here are just a few of some of the1 comment Read More
The Thornhill Christmas Celebration Concert 2015
The festive spirit was flowing from last night’s Christmas Concert. Hosted by Mr Leadbeater the concert saw Thornhill pupils join forces with1 comment Read More
Sate of the City Debate – Civic Chambers
Sunderland Civic Centre Friday 27th 2015
Eight of our School council members represented Thornhill in a city wide youth debate last Friday. Set in the1 comment Read More
Teachers got talent 3 certainly entertained a strong main hall audience last night. Hosted by year 7 pupils Esne Green and Brooke Simmons the annual event was a great success with staff performing a1 comment Read More
‘I’m an Engineer – Get Me Out Of Here!’
28 Year 7 Thornhill students have been participating in ‘I’m an Engineer. Get me out of here!’ The event has taken1 comment Read More
There was strong competition between the representatives of each house in the special Children in Need mastermind competition.
The event was hosted by our very own Mr Salkeld. There were no1 comment Read More
A rare chance to see the singing talents of Ellis, Willmore, Hinds, Poulton and Mrs Charlton and her amazing wonder dog Dougal!
Tickets for this1 comment Read More
Pupils and staff at Thornhill School paid their silent respect to the country’s war dead in the Remembrance Assemblies this week as well as pausing and reflecting during our period of silence1 comment Read More
On Wednesday 31st October, we celebrated our school Harvest Festival. Over the weeks leading up to the festival, pupils and staff had donated gifts of food to be distributed to Age UK Sunderland and1 comment Read More
Tuesday 6.30pm in the main hall
Over 50 people auditioned and 20 fantastic acts have made it through to tomorrow night’s Thornhill X-Factor final.
The1 comment Read More
After the success of our year 7 disco it is the turn of year 8.
Make sure you don't miss out on this event as tickets will go fast. The DJ is booked, the tuck has been ordered lets disco on1 comment Read More
The Barclays Premier League Trophy visited Thornhill School, Sunderland on Tuesday 20th October 2015 between 9am and 11am - giving football1 comment Read More
Alice is 150 - "Your Alice in Sunderland" Design Competition
A massive congratulations to Sarah Sweeney of 8H2 who has won the 12-17 year old category of this city wide art competiton.
Sarah has1 comment Read More
It is a great tradition that all pupils attend with their parents or carers and of course the rest of the family is welcome too. Tickets are free and available from1 comment Read More
Mr Bewick and 2 year 11 pupils Jack Miller and Claire Cowdery took part in a government scheme to commemorate the centenary of the 1st World War.
We visited the battlefields of Ypres and the Somme1 comment Read More
FASTA our enthusiastic PTA present a Year 7 Disco on Wednesday 7th October.
Tickets are available at only £1 from Hislop Study.
The DJ is booked, the tuck is ordered;1 comment Read More
Year 11 Parents Meeting Wednesday 14th October between 3:00pm and 6:30pm. All appointments will take place in the Thumbprint restaurant.
We have introduced an online appointment booking system1 comment Read More
The deadline for parents/Carers to select their child’s secondary school is only a few weeks away, October 31st 2015.
We were delighted to welcome many families of year 6 pupils (and year 5!)1 comment Read More
Congratulations to the Johnson House boys who won this year's '10 and 11 Inter House Football Tournament'.
Special mention goes to the year 11 players who have managed to win this trophy in1 comment Read More
As part of our 50 year celebrations in 2016, Thornhill School will be offering all new Year 7 starters a FREE UNIFORM (Blazer and badge, tie, jumper and trousers or skirt).
Once your child's place1 comment Read More
Parents of Year 6 pupils will have received information from the authority regarding choosing their child’s future secondary school.
Year 5/6 children from our partner primary schools will1 comment Read More
On Saturday 3rd October 2015 we held our annual sponsored walk from Seaburn to South Shields. This year we are once again going to try and raise money for Cancer Research UK which I hope you agree1 comment Read More
Many of our pupils have made exceptional progress on the ‘Accelerated Reader’ Programme, reading a phenomenal number of words and increasing their reading age in some cases by 31 comment Read More
All pupils return to school on Tuesday 1st September.
Year 7 pupils start at 10:30am to enable new pupils time to arrive and settle before the main body of pupils.
Year 11 pupils start at 10:50am1 comment Read More
A pleasing set of GCSE results which has consolidated a very positive position where all our pupils continue to make excellent progress.
Every pupil achieved a GCSE qualification and an outstanding1 comment Read More
Thornhill celebrates as the highest performing secondary school in the city 2015.
Pupils and staff are proud that this year’s government school league tables placed Thornhill in the top spot1 comment Read More
This morning we met at the school car park at 8:30am which was the very start of our trip. We went and took a group photo outside of school and then we went and said goodbye to our parents.1 comment Read More
Get Revising Year 10!
We all hope you enjoy the Summer Year 10 but….
We would like to provide a few guidelines for each subject to enable you get into a regular routine of study that ensures1 comment Read More
After catching a very early flight the team landed safe and well in Morocco a little tired but still smiling.
So far they have enjoyed playing football and rounders with children from the village1 comment Read More
16 Year 9 pupils have successfully taken part in the Nissan TRYZ Program.
This involved them completing a one day induction at Nissan, during which they met young graduates and apprentices from1 comment Read More
Did you leave Thornhill School this year?
Don't want to forget the friends you made at school, take a look at your class of 20151 comment Read More
On Tuesday 16th June, Thornhill hosted it’s annual GCSE art exhibition.
Featuring work by our talented Year 11 Art & Design and Graphic Communication students, the show consisted of1 comment Read More
The show ran for 3 days and was a sell out on each night, a1 comment Read More
Twenty of our year 10 pupils were delighted to accept an invitation to attend a thank you reception held at Sunderland Civic Centre yesterday evening.
The event was organised by Sunderland City1 comment Read More
Thornhill School were delighted to hear that a pupil from Thornhill School is the North East regional winner of the Step into the NHS national schools' competition. Saddath Islam of 8J2 impressed the1 comment Read More
I am pleased to inform you about final decisions and can now detail our new uniform which retains elements of our tradition, complemented by a modern, smart, style. However, before doing so, I wish1 comment Read More
Year 9 pupils reunited with former pupil Kayley Ede to celebrate 70 years since the end of World War 2.
A small group of GCSE music pupils went to Barnes Court Care home to sing World War 2 songs to1 comment Read More
Tuesday 31st March was a very memorable day indeed for Thornhill School. In conjunction with the 70th Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz, 85 year old Holocaust survivor Mr Zigi Shipper1 comment Read More
JJ Robins 8B2 attended the Council Chambers on Friday 27th March to receive an Ipad from the Mayor as his prize for designing a logo for the Local Authority Anti-Bullying service in a competition in1 comment Read More
This group was established in 1990 and has been an extremely successful project since then in terms of helping significant1 comment Read More
This term year 8 pupils had the fantastic opportunity to take part in a business and enterprise scheme provided by SAFC and Caterpillar Articulated Trucks. The project educated the pupils on various1 comment Read More
As a school we are honoured to host a special presentation on Tuesday March 31st 2015, 1:45pm - 3:00pm.
To help commemorate the '70th Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz', Holocaust survivor1 comment Read More
As part of our PDL programme, year 8 pupils recently watched a professional theatre group perfom 'Chelsea's Choice'.
This presentation was aimed to raise awareness of the dangers of sexual1 comment Read More
This once-in-a-generation event saw more than 98 per cent of the sun covered by partial1 comment Read More
After almost 50 years we are proposing to modernise our school uniform. We would welcome any comments regarding the proposed change.
This proposal is in the early stages of planning but any changes1 comment Read More
After the success of the on-line ‘I’m an Engineer. Get me out of here!’ event last year additional classes have participated in this year’s event. 30 of our Year 7 and 30 of1 comment Read More
Male teachers challenged lady teachers to a netball match last Friday lunchtime with pupils paying 50p to watch the spectacle!
The ladies put up a brave fight (they have the bruises to prove it) but1 comment Read More
Pi Day falls on March 14th every year and is celebrated around the world but for the first time in a century, the date of Pi Day will include the first five digits of Pi - 3/14/15.
If you want to1 comment Read More
The languages department invited 17 pupils to participate in a MFL booster day where they were immersed in French for a day.
During the day the team from PET-Xi challenged our pupils to use their1 comment Read More
Thornhill's year 10 Hospitality group hosted an afternoon tea for invited guests. This is part ot their coursework and is worth 60% of their final grade.
They have to plan the theme, the menu,1 comment Read More
In Anti-Bullying Week in November Mrs Greenfield nominated 28 peer mentors for the Princess Diana Anti-Bullying Award. All of the nominees were successful and 15 Year 11 and 13 Year 10 pupils will1 comment Read More
Yr 11 pupils have recently returned from the German capital where they experienced some memorable sights to last a lifetime.
They managed to fit so much into 4 days:
Claire Drysdale (Year 10) attended the Works Discovery event at the Stadium of Light on 21st Jan 2015. It was at this event where Inter-Link had an exhibition stand informing staff and pupils about1 comment Read More
As part of Anti-bullying week in November a competition was launched throughout the Authority for any young person to design a logo or mascot for Sunderland Anti-Bullying Service.
Dorothy Maddison,1 comment Read More
TARAH Thornhill Schools peer mentor group have been shortlisted for the Sunderland Young Achievers Awards in the Anti-bullying group category, we currently have 68 trained peer mentors in school.
A1 comment Read More
To help you to think about careers that you might be interested in, we have arranged a number of Working Lunches with local business people and employers.
These will be short talks1 comment Read More
Thornhill School will mark the 70th Anniversary of the Holocaust with a number of memorial assemblies.
We auditioned over 30 acts and in the final a total of 17 acts and groups performed in front of a packed audience in the main hall.
The show was compared by Thornhill pupils Owen Seafield &1 comment Read More
Pupils have been working hard designing new Lab Safety posters, with the winning posters going up in the Science labs for all to see. Well done to everyone who took part!
Here are just a few of the1 comment Read More
Thankyou to the parents who attended the year 9/10 Parents Information Evening on Wednesday 21st January 2015, your interest and support is much appreciated.
The feedback from the evening was very1 comment Read More
Our year 9 and year 10 pupils are presently studying GCSE and BTEC courses. We would value the opportunity to talk to you about the important1 comment Read More
The internal examinations will take place Monday 19th January - Friday 23rd January.
Monday 19th – Science period 2 & 3, French period 5
Tuesday 20th1 comment Read More
Wednesday 14th January 2015
You and your son/daughter are invited to Thornhill's annual pupil review day. This is an important opportunity for you and your child to review their progress.
You are1 comment Read More
FASTA our enterprising and enthusiastic PTA are running a small Christmas fayre before this year’s Christmas concert.
Starting at 6pm you will have the opportunity to get those last1 comment Read More
We are pleased to announce our annual christmas concert, come along and enjoy a festive musical treat!
Staff mini1 comment Read More
Walk a mile on Friday 14th November 1pm on the All weather pitch.
Which tutor group will have the most participants?
Prize for the winning1 comment Read More
THORNHILL PICKS UP SECOND AWARD FOR THEIR COMMITMENT TO EQUALITY AND DIVERSITY.
At a ceremony at Gosforth Park Marriott Hotel, Thornhill School were announced winners in the 2014 North East Equality1 comment Read More
The events and impact of the First World War (1914-18) with the loss of millions of lives, and the damage through injury and loss to1 comment Read More
Thornhill recently welcomed back one of our past pupils, Beruce Khan who has found success as an actor. During his time with us, Beruce participated in many of our school productions and, after1 comment Read More
Thornhill pupils are celebrating after their artwork was crowned a winner in the 2014 Arts & Minds competition organised by the NASUWT, the1 comment Read More
Thank you to families who attended our Open Day last month. We were pleased to meet you and to hear so many positive comments!
If you were unable to attend1 comment Read More
Year 7 & 8 pupils are taking part in the above challenge aimed to increase pupils fitness levels through increasing the time spent walking and also helping to ease traffic congestion in our1 comment Read More
Now, to be honest, I am not really an outdoors-y type person. But I really, honestly loved Derwent Hill. Admittedly there were some moments where I thought, "Omigosh-omigosh-omigosh-omigosh! How am I1 comment Read More
Due to the extremely poor weather forecast for tomorrow (Saturday 4th October) we are regrettably postponing our annual school walk until Saturday 18th October. We apologise for any1 comment Read More
In Spanish they were learning greetings and names
In German it was1 comment Read More
Wednesday 8th October 6-8pm
Tickets on sale now from Hislop study1 comment Read More
Here at Thornhill we are very proud of our school and we would like you to visit in order to see why.
Our OPEN DAY1 comment Read More
Congratulations to our Year 11 pupils receiving their GCSE results.
Over 40% have achieved A/A* grades and a considerable number collecting ten or more A/A*'s.
We are proud that every pupil1 comment Read More
Several Yr 10 pupils from Thornhill took part in an event hosted by Durham University held on 28th June.
Pupils were able to get their hands on ancient artefacts, turn the pages of rare antique1 comment Read More
Wearside Schools Year 7 Athletics Championship
Held at Thornhill as we are the only school with a 4oo metre track. Not quite as successful as last year and still awaiting results. However JJ Robins1 comment Read More
Both Yr 8 girls and Yr 9 girls entered the Sunderland Schools Games Rounders Festivals. Yr 8s played well ,with depleted numbers, but didn’t make the top three whilst the yr 9s1 comment Read More
Safeenah Hussain and Darna Leng reached the semi finals of the yr 9 Sunderland Schools Tournament. Darna lost to St Anthonys No 1 seed but Safeenah beat St Anthonys No2 to reach the final. Over1 comment Read More
The MFL department recently held their annual Bastille Day event at Thornhill School. This year we were joined by Diamond Hall, Barnes and Richard Avenue Primary schools. Pupils joined in a variety1 comment Read More
Twenty Eight Year 9 pupils have been taking part in an on-line event called ‘I’m an Engineer. Get me out of here!’
The event took place over two weeks from 16th – 27th June,
Stars pay tribute to their mentor
The firmament descended on Thornhill school on July 9th to say goodbye to a star maker, when internationally famous musicians and actors mingled with former1 comment Read More
“Beast and Hyde” Hyde being David Hyde former pupil and member of “The Futureheads” returned to Thornhill to shoot part of their new video.
The video is out mid July with the1 comment Read More
Thursday is the final night for the School production of Grease.
The first two nights have gone down a storm with the audience, and tonight promises to be some finale. Doors open at 6.45pm and the1 comment Read More
Summer School comes to Thornhill School once again this year with the announcement of the 'Summer Big Bash'.
Taking place during the first week of the summer holidays (21st – 25th July), there1 comment Read More
Football Fever continues at School with the first ever FIFA 14 XBOX World Cup.
Tickets are now available from the Music Room for the fantastic musical 'Grease'.
There are three dates to choose from, Tuesday 1st, Wednesday 2nd and Thursday 3rd July. Doors open at 6.45 for a 7pm1 comment Read More
The F.A.S.T.A Thornhill Fun Day is back and it's better than ever!
Last year, the event was a fabulous success, and this year there's even more to enjoy, as part of this fantastic community1 comment Read More
Before the World Cup begins, Thornhill Boys Year 9 team have been able to bring some positive football news to the school with their tremendous soccer success.
Guided by the ever resourceful Mr1 comment Read More
The Connecting Classrooms Project funded by the British Council is continuing to support an innovative education programme led by Thornhill School.
The project, running since 2009, has1 comment Read More
The new School Head Boy and Head Girl have been selected for next term, as well as the Deputy Head boy and Girl.
Shopon Malik from 10J1 is the schools new Head Boy. Lucy Almond from 10B1 is our new1 comment Read More
57 year 7 and 8 pupils took part in the UK Maths Challenge which was held under exam conditions in the main hall on 1st May 2014. We received confirmation from the UK Mathematics Trust1 comment Read More
Kieran Spoors from Year 9 was awarded by Mrs Monte following his excellent attendance record at school this year. Kieran was one of a number of pupils who achieved 100% attendance this term, and was1 comment Read More
The Thornhill Yr 9 Girls Netball team performed heroics when they recently were Runners up in the Sunderland Schools Netball League.
This was yet another fantastic display of skill,1 comment Read More
The 2014 GCSE timetable is now available, so you can check on the time and date of every exam you're entered for. It's available to download on the left hand side of this page
Good luck to all our1 comment Read More
Sunderland baking sensation Stacie Stewart helped open the refurbished Food Technology Rooms at Thornhill on March 31st in the presence of The Mayor and Mayoress of Sunderland, invited1 comment Read More
The Yr 9 boy’s school football team were joint league winners this season, sharing the title with St Aidan’s school. Their final game was actually a thrilling 2-2 draw with St1 comment Read More
Enhance your Circus skills in this fun workshop. Learn about
tightrope walking, hula hooping, poi and plate spinning. Watch juggling,
mini bikes, unicycle, stilt walking, flower sticks and
SUMMER TERM ACTIVITIES
On return after the Easter holidays the emphasis changes from winter to summer sports, hopefully so will the weather!
Yr 7/8 girls and boys cricket will start on Wednesday1 comment Read More
During the Easter Holidays, JJ Robins, a year 7 pupil took part in the National Schools Biathlon that was held at the Olympic Park in London.
Look out for an update on how he got on right here1 comment Read More
Pupils and parents can now access guidlines on cybersafety thanks to a new document recently published by Sunderland City Council. Any pupil or parent that has any questions relating to on-line1 comment Read More
FREE Easter Eggstraviganza For Years four , five and six pupils. Come to Thornhill and make new friends, meet new teachers and take part in a range of exciting activities.
Activities1 comment Read More
Easter Revision School for Year 11 pupils
Three days from Monday 7th April to Wednesday 9th April
No uniform required!
A packed lunch is needed every day. Pupils should register in the restaurant1 comment Read More
Pupils and their relatives are being invited to enroll in a 5 week cookery course that promises to be fun as well as informative.
Snack Attack! starts on Wednesday 30th April from 4-6pm, and1 comment Read More
Members of Creativit-E have completed a 3 ½ mile sponsored walk around Penshaw Monument for Sports Relief. Year 10, 9 and 8 pupils completed the walk on 18th March, with the year 7's taking1 comment Read More
Saturday saw parents and prospective pupils of Thornhill visit the school to participate in some alternative activities in aid of Sport Relief. There were taster sessions in Kayaking, Zumba,1 comment Read More
Yr 8 Girls Rugby League
Beaten but at the 5th attempt!
Thornhill have played Whitburn 4 times before last night drawing 1 and winning 3, but last night Whitburn had their revenge beating an1 comment Read More
Pupils in year 8 were recently involved in making a Model Cell during APP Science lessons.
Their task was to make a specialised model of a plant or animal cell using scientific detail to1 comment Read More
The Search for a Star City Finals, hosted by Monkwearmouth School, were held on Thursday 6th March, and they saw 15 acts compete in this Sunderland-wide talent show.
The standard was incredibly1 comment Read More
T.A.R.A.H. (Thornhill Against Racism and Harassment) is the name of a group of pupils who are trained Peer Mentors in school who work to improve the Thornhill Experience for other pupils who may be1 comment Read More
Thornhill School is celebrating yet another sporting accolade, this time the girl's Rugby Union and Rugby League Teams have been selected as Sunderland Representatives for the forthcoming Tyne &1 comment Read More
45 pupils and 6 staff members recently returned from a 4 day adventure to the German capital where they experienced some memorable sights and sounds to last a lifetime.
The group visited such1 comment Read More
On Saturday 22nd March, Thornhill School is holding a very special sporting event for Primary School aged pupils to help celebrate Sport Relief 2014.
There will be several sporting activities to1 comment Read More
Thornhill's Review Day proved to be a big success with parents and staff, with 89% of parents meeting staff members to discuss the progress of their child.
Whilst the Thumbprint Restaurant was1 comment Read More
Girls from Year 9 attended Sunderland Tennis Centre to help out with some Primary School tennis lessons.
There were different drills for the young pupils to try, including shuttles and short court1 comment Read More
After comprehensive victories at the Sunderland Schools Basketball Championships Thornhill U14 Girls went on to represent Sunderland in the Tyne and Wear finals at City Space on Tuesday 28th1 comment Read More
School league tables confirm Thornhill in top five best performing secondary schools in Sunderland
Hot on the heels of record GCSE results the 2014 government school league tables place1 comment Read More
The recent Girls and Boys Swimming Gala's threw up some interesting results, with Brydon winning the overall league in the girls event, and Brydon and Hislop sharing top spot in the boys1 comment Read More
Pupils from Year 9 were recently invited to the Civic Centre in Sunderland to learn about the campaign to 'Show Racism The Red Card'.
Follwing the visit, our pupils wrote about the experience, and1 comment Read More
Yr 10 Football Team Mean Machine won an exciting final game to claim the Core PE Football League, following a nail-biting final win over Thornhill Top Dawgs.
After a couple of weeks delay due to1 comment Read More
The cast auditions are underway! Pupils made it to the music department on Monday to participate in the first of (hopefully) many rehearsals with an eye to the school's summer performance of 1 comment Read More
Thornhill School is delighted to welcome two visiting teachers from South Korea, who are enjoying a visit to England as part of an exchange programme that witnesses teachers from Thornhill visit1 comment Read More
Thursday 16th January sees the return of the girls only swimming gala.
Competitors will battle it out over 16 events, with points awarded for results that go toward decided which house comes out on1 comment Read More
Mr Jones recently visited London to view his portrait hanging at The Mall Gallery, which featured as part of the Artist of the Year Competition Top 50 shortlisted works.
Mr Jones commented1 comment Read More
Auditions begin on Monday 13th January at 3.15pm in the Music Dept. All are welcome, it's going to be a cracker!
Listed below is a cast list, are you the one-that-we-want?
Danny Zuko -1 comment Read More
The new term begins on Tuesday 7th January.
Please remember, if you’re absent for any reason, your parent/guardian must telephone the Absence Officer with information on the first day of1 comment Read More
Winner of the 100% Attendance Competition for this term was Sarah-Jo Agar. Her name was drawn out of a hat that contained the names of all the pupils in the school who have achieved 100% attendance1 comment Read More
The much coveted “Partridge in a Pear Tree trophy” was once again claimed by Johnson House. The annual Twelve Days of Christmas assembly, a highlight on the school calendar was a huge1 comment Read More
Year 7 pupils enjoyed a visit to the Centre for Life on Monday 16th and Tuesday 17th of December.
Pupils took part in some very interesting activities: they had a go at extracting some of1 comment Read More
Could you be the next Danny or Sandy or maybe a T-Bird or a Pink Lady?
Auditions will be held in January for all cast members of the 2014 School Production of Grease.
If you think that you've got1 comment Read More
The Year 7 pupils ended the term in style when they were invited to enjoy a very special performance by Mint Management Circus, where they were enthralled by displays of juggling, stilt-walking, mime1 comment Read More
Thornhill Pupils performed with aplomb at the recent Cross Country finals held on the school site. Schools from across Sunderland sent teams to compete, and the Year 8 & 9 girls team wound up1 comment Read More
There's a growing sense of excitement in Year 10 after three rounds of the interhouse football competition. After the compeition kicked off (with some interesting team names!) there have been some1 comment Read More
The Thornhill Girls Basketball Team bounced their way to success against Farringdon and Kepier in the Under 14 recently.
They ran out convincing winners, with the scores being 22-6 against1 comment Read More
There's a special 'Taste of the West End' theme as part of the 2013 Thornhill School Christmas Concert.
This annual event is hotly anticipated each year, and 2013 is no exception, with a stellar1 comment Read More
Pupils from Thornhill School in Sunderland unearthed the secrets of language success at a special conference held at Newcastle University by Routes into Languages on Wednesday 27th1 comment Read More
Thornhill School joins the Sainsbury's School Games!
Boys and Girls teams from Thornhill recently took part in the Regional Sainsbury's School Games, where the event consists of running , jumping1 comment Read More
STOP PRESS! The final total raised by Thornhill Pupils is a massive £529.43. Congratulations to all.
Kind hearted pupils at Thornhill School have dug deep to collect £390 in just 51 comment Read More
Pupils and staff observed a 2 minute silence at 11am today, honouring the dead of two World Wars and numerous conflicts where British and commonwealth troops have been killed.
The silence was1 comment Read More
Thornhill Pupils starred in a recent Enterprise Day on Friday 18th October.
All Year 10 pupils were included and the event was developed and run by the Sunderland Education Business1 comment Read More
We recently were contacted by Jean Sandilands, a local lady who gives up lots of her free time to supporting an Indian orphanage call Shekinah House, based in India . She asked if the1 comment Read More
Mr Jones has been shortlisted for the prestigious Artist of the Year 2013 award, held by Artisits & Illustrators magazine.
His entry is a portrait of his best friend Geoff, who he has known for1 comment Read More
Year 8 pupils from Thornhill School recently attended Derwent Hill near Keswick as part of Thornhill School's ambitious programme aimed at encouraging pupils to enjoy the great outdoors.
The1 comment Read More
Pupils from Thornhill School performed admirably when handing out refreshments as part of the support team at the Great North Run.
Pupils volunteered to help and gave up time on a Sunday, handing1 comment Read More
Several professional associations have announced a day of industrial action on Thursday 17th October, on this day Thornhill school will be unable to open to pupils.
On behalf of governors the1 comment Read More
Congratulations to our successful pupils on their record breaking GCSE results this year.
93% of our young people achieved 5 or more (the large majority many more) GCSE high grades. 57% of those1 comment Read More
The Year 7 Athletic Teams from Thornhill School performed outstandingly at the recent Sunderland Athletics Championships.
Overall, the girls team finished 2nd behind St Anthony's,1 comment Read More
Big hearted Year 9 boys are raffling off a theme park win for the Help the Heroes charity. The six foot cuddle Tiger dubbed “Stocky”, after Mr Stockdale, who runs the famous Thornhill1 comment Read More
The 2013 inter house athletics finals saw the usual good natured rivalry between teams, and some excellent individual performances from the pupils representing the three houses - Brydon, Hislop and1 comment Read More
Another successful Triathlon was completed yesterday at Thornhill School, when athletes from the school and the local community strained sinnews to get pb's!
Look out for the results being tweeted1 comment Read More
Thornhill School's performance of the West End smash hit 'We Will Rock You" completed its 3 night run in some style by enrapturing the crowds who attended each performance.
The performance of the1 comment Read More
What a success!
The Thornhill Fun Day proved to be a smash hit with everyone who attended on Saturday. The weather was kind, and so were individuals and groups who helped out to make the event a1 comment Read More
Anticipation is building for the annual art exhibition to be held at Thornhill School on Tuesday 25th June at 6.30pm.
Artwork from Year 10 and 11 students will be on display, including film,1 comment Read More
The smash hit musical 'We Will Rock You' will be brought to life by pupils from Thornhill School on Tuesday 2nd - Thursday 4th July.
The musical, written by Queen and Ben Elton, tells the1 comment Read More
On 31st May the Sunderland Schools Athletic Championships were held at
Gateshead and the competitors had to perform in freezing wet and windy
conditions. The weather could not stop Thornhill pupils
Thornhill School's Fun Day is on Saturday 29th June, between noon and 3pm.
Look out for lots of fantastic activities for all the family, including a Climbing Wall, Nerf Shooting Range, Quad Bikes,1 comment Read More
Schools from across Sunderland met at Thornhill School on Tuesday 30th April to take part in a rounders competition. The sun shone on an exciting competition that saw Thornhill, St.1 comment Read More
Thornhill School recently succeeded in reaching the Year 9 Durham County Rugby Championships held at Bishop Auckland RFC. It was the third time in the last three years that the boys have represented1 comment Read More
Come along to a Zumba Class on Tuesday 30th April. The class begins at 6.45pm in our fantastic new Dance Studio. It's only £2 per pupil and £4 for others.
Everyone is welcome, and all1 comment Read More
Year 7's at Thornhill have achieved the ultimate badge of honour by receiving their very own Blue Peter badges! They wrote their own letters in a Learn to Learn lesson with their Head of House Mr1 comment Read More
Ben Forster today revisted his old school to open the brand new Performing Arts Suite, along with a little help from current pupils at Thornhill.
Ben was delighted to return, and was impressed by1 comment Read More
Thornhill has a strong traditional of nurturing the performing arts, and 2013 is no different with the announcement that this year's stage production will be the hugely successful musical 'We Will1 comment Read More
RAISE online, the Ofsted school evaluation website, provides interactive analysis of school and pupil performance data. Thornhill School received some excellent news from RAISE this term when it1 comment Read More
Two Year 8 tutor groups continued their rivalry by competing for the coveted 'Golden Egg' design competition. Groups 8H1 and 8H2 whisked up a storm with some cracking Easter Egg designs.
For the1 comment Read More
Just before the end of term, Students from Year 10 honed their interview skills by attending mock interviews, managed by members of the Sunderland Education Business Partnership.
Students were1 comment Read More
Sixty Year 5 pupils from Richard Avenue Primary School attended the 'We are the World' event on March 8th, where they experienced a day at Thornhill, enjoying vibrant lessons and developing a1 comment Read More
Information For Parents / Carers
For the next few months the a car equipped with a camera will be enforcing the parking restrictions around the school. The car is designed to stop people parking1 comment Read More
If the answer to any or all of these questions is yes then1 comment Read More
The tradition of producing stars of the stage has continued once again at Thornhill School. Last month Sunderland Minster came alive with a brilliant production of 'Whistle Down the Wind'. A1 comment Read More
Tickets for our annual Christmas concert are now on sale at £3 from Mrs Bennett and Mr Leadbeater of the music department. Always a great night of fun, be quick to get your tickets as1 comment Read More
Do you know how many talented teachers there are at Thornhill? Plenty in the classroom, but also on stage too! This show based on the 'X factor' unearthed a multitude of talent including Miss1 comment Read More
Congratulations to everyone who took part in the recent Harvest Festival celebration. The evening was a great success with Andy Ostensen of Youth for Christ as guest speaker, our Year 7 pupils1 comment Read More
Mark Perry, Community firefighter and Education officer, recently visited Thornhill to deliver assemblies with an important message for all of our pupils. Along with two community police officers,1 comment Read More
If you are still deliberating about which school to send your child for their secondary education and would like to discuss or ask any questions about what Thornhill has to offer, you are welcome to1 comment Read More
All at Thornhill were thrilled to welcome back ex-pupils Ben Forster and Michael Pickering this week as they visited the north-east on the latest leg of their Jesus Christ Superstar arena tour. TV1 comment Read More
If you missed our recent Open Evening and would like the opportunity to have a look at the superb facilities and discuss the great learning opportunities available at Thornhill, please contact Mrs1 comment Read More
Congratulations to Ben Forster who will be playing Jesus and to Michael Pickering who will be playing Peter in the Andrew LLoyd Webber musical 'Jesus Christ Superstar.' Staff from Thornhill will be1 comment Read More
Year 9 pupils Liam Waterson, Callum Head and Rob Slade were thrilled to recieve brand new strips for their football team. Gareth Gaston from Visions teacher supply agency presented the strips1 comment Read More
Staff and governors at Thornhill School wish to congratulate the class of 2012 for a year of excellent GCSE results. Pupils scored an all time high with 95% achieving 5 or more GCSEs including1 comment Read More
Congratulations to ex pupil Ben Forster on becoming Andrew LLoyd Webber's new 'Jesus'. Throughout his time at Thornhill Ben performed in many shows, taking the leading role in plays such as1 comment Read More
Congratulations to Thornhill's very own 'superstar' Ben Forster who is down to the final five contestants in the ITV show 'Superstar'. Ben is the favourite of judge Mel C and Andrew LLoyd1 comment Read More
Watch out for ex pupil Ben Forster on the new ITV show 'Superstar'. Ben is one of the young men currently battling it out to win the leading role in Andrew LLoyd Webber's new production of1 comment Read More
Thornhill's FASTA group (PTA) and Mr Leadbeater came up with a very unusual challenge for our pupils. This was to make a Union Jack out of cakes at the same time as raising money for1 comment Read More
You are welcome to take part in Thornhill's triathalon on Wednesday 4th July at 3 p.m. If you can swim, run and cycle and enjoy a challenge, call the PE department for further details.1 comment Read More
* 14th May - 27th June - GCSE’s start
* Thursday 31st May - break up for half term
* Friday 1st June - Diamond Jubilee holiday
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On Tuesday 20th March, Olympic gymnast Craig Heap visited Thornhill to deliver motivational assemblies to our Year 10 and 11 pupils. Craig has worked as an Athlete Mentor for the Youth Sport1 comment Read More
Thornhill School proudly presents its amazing version of Disney's 'Beauty and the Beast'. The production takes place on Tuesday 27th of March, Wednesday 28th March and Thursday 29th March at1 comment Read More
TENS of thousands of pounds has been raised in Sunderland to help the ongoing fight against cancer. Fund-raisers from the city branch handed over a cheque for £35,500 to Cancer Research1 comment Read More
By joining the GetSet Network, Thornhill is reinforcing the message to our pupils and the community that this is Britain’s Games not just London’s! Involving pupils in Olympic1 comment Read More
Thursday 2nd February was a brilliant night which showcased the fantastic talent of the pupils of Thornhill. A full programme of entertainment was provided by singers, dancers and musicians1 comment Read More
Year 6 pupils from Barnes Junior, Diamond Hall, Hudson Road and Richard Avenue primary schools recently had a great day of fun filled languages at Thornhill. The modern foreign languages1 comment Read More
Year 9 and Year 10 pupils completed a whole day activity where they were set a challenging concept to develop a business idea to meet a given brief.
The winning teams from Thornhill ‘s year 91 comment Read More
Flying out of Newcastle on Friday morning was the start of a very long journey for the six representatives from schools in Sunderland and County Durham to Dhaka via Dubai. The flight was followed by1 comment Read More
On 11th November, Armistice Day, His Royal Highness, The Duke of Kent, visited Thornhill School and had a taster of many of the positive things going on here.
Inspired by the work of Mr Sheikh and1 comment Read More
In February 2010 a group of pupils travelled to the artic wastelands to discover an alternative environment to that commonly found in Sunderland.
With temperatures plummeting as low as -35 degrees1 comment Read More