• Buckinghamshire

  • Thornton College

  • FTE £30,770 - £36,118 (Actual salary range: £24,261 -£28,477)

  • Full-time


Thornton College is a leading independent Catholic day and boarding school for girls. It is one of the most successful non-selective schools in the UK and offers a warm and nurturing educational environment alongside a rigorous and exciting curriculum.


Thornton College wish to appoint a Housemistress to start in January 2023. This post represents a challenging yet highly rewarding opportunity to make a lasting contribution to the personal development of our girls and to work as part of a supportive team.

Candidates will almost certainly have relevant experience of serving as a Residential Assistant and will have a deep understanding of, and commitment to, pastoral care. Candidates will hold BSA qualifications or be willing to undertake them during their first two years in post.

Accommodation, with private bathroom, will be provided within the Boarding House. Accommodation for the period and food during term time only are provided free of charge. The post requires a full commitment during term time when the boarders are at school but there are substantial holidays at Christmas and Easter as well as a half term week in each term, with a break of two weeks in the Michaelmas Term. There is also some time off during most days. Duties will include assisting with wake ups and bedtimes, assisting with daytime break and lunch duties, organising and running activities and attending outings.

The role will be term-time which equates to 37 working weeks per academic year.

To apply, please complete the application form found at the bottom of the vacancies page of the School's website and return to Miss T Robinson at the school address or by emailing

Please note: If you are selected, we may notify you before the closing date. We reserve the right to appoint early for a suitable candidate. No Pets.

Thornton College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and this position will be subject to an Enhanced DBS and barred list check by the Disclosures and Barring Service. This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020


Further Information

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Thornton, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, MK17 0HJ

  • 326 Day Girls (2-16)
  • 47 Boarding Girls (8-16)
  • GSA, ISC, SJ

01280 812610

Closing Date: 26 August 2022