Happier Girls Do Better
Thanks to the efforts of Headteacher, Andrew Hampton, the ‘Happier Girls Do Better’ sentiment helps girls between the ages of 8 to 18, as well as their parents and teachers to understand and solve their own problems regarding friendship.
Due to the school’s hard work, hundreds of teachers and thousands of students are now supporting the cause. By empowering girls to learn and find solutions to their problems, this allows parents to worry less and schools to focus more on their curriculum.
Mr Hampton has said, “I am thrilled that our work with Girls on Board has been recognised by the Tes. It is a real honour to be among such prestigious finalists.
"Girls on Board plays a significant role in Thorpe Hall’s wellbeing programme for girls in Lower and Senior School. More and more schools across the country are now adopting the approach, and I regularly hear reports of the genuine difference it is making.”
Editor of Tes is also incredibly pleased with the programme saying, “Independent education in this country is truly world class. It’s one of our great success stories.
"And those shortlisted for the Tes Independent School Awards are the crème de la crème. We received a record number of entries this year, and the standard is the highest yet, so to be shortlisted is an extraordinary achievement for any school.”
The results will be announced in February at the 2019 Gala Evening, held at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel.
Brand New Sports Centre
The school has recently undergone a renovation to create a new £2.4million sports centre, the Seaglass Centre. Opened by Olympic gold medallist, Max Whitlock the state-of-the-art fitness centre includes a fitness suite, dance studio and a multi-sports hall.
Designed with help from Sport England, students will be able to participate in a range of indoor sports such as trampolining, basketball and various racket sports. The features, inspired by the washed-up glass along Southend’s shores includes polycarbonate cladding which changes colour.
Max Whitlock cut the ribbon during the school’s open day where guests were able to tour the new facilities. The Seaglass Centre will also be available to the wider community where it will host various clubs, events and functions such as Max’s gymnastics club.
Headteacher, Andrew Hampton, said, “We’re thrilled with our new building”. The new building also contains additional learning spaces with ample changing facilities which are all DDA (Disability Discrimination Act) compliant.
Thorpe Hall School,Wakering Road, Great Wakering, Southend-on-Sea SS1 3RD
01702 582340 thorpehall.southend.sch.uk