Thornton College Prep School is part of Thornton College, a leading Catholic day and boarding school. Situated between Milton Keynes and Buckingham on a 25 acre site, the Prep School has a co-educational nursery for children aged 2.5 to 4+ and is girls only from Reception Class upwards. Founded in 1917, it has an enviable reputation for excellent pastoral care and is one of the UK's top performing non-selective schools. Although proud of its Catholic foundation, the school accepts children of all faiths and of none. The strong ethos of kindness, tolerance of difference and respect for others together with outstanding teaching both within and outside the classroom ensures an exceptional educational experience. Through exciting timetabled activities, beautiful setting and very experienced staff, a sense of wonder and love of learning is developed in the youngest children. As they move through the Prep School they are increasingly taught by subject specialists who engage and capture their young minds. Whether they are learning humanities through the French language, Shanghai maths or Japanese - children make the most of every moment of their education and enjoy their childhood.