Meet the team

Mr A Hayley (Head of House), Mrs S Williams (Student Manager), Mr D Wilkinson, Miss E Convey, Mrs J Goddard-Morris, Mrs V littler, Mr M Corker, Mr M Hulse, Mr R Allgood, Mrs K Yates, Mr M Royle, Mrs N Lennon, Mrs J McHarg, Mrs E Benson, Mrs C Browning, Miss C Howard, Mr M Matthews, Mrs L Cannon, Mrs T Skiffington, Mr D Morgan, Mr A Gaskarth

History of Thorngrove

Thorngrove County High School which was up to then the Hough Secondary Modern School for Boys, which opened in 1965 on Thorngrove Road – on land now occupied by the A34 bypass. The girls’ grammar school became Dean Row High School. All schools closed, leaving Wilmslow the one high school.  It was known as Harefield County High School when it became a sixth form-entry comprehensive in 1978, gradually becoming comprehensive year by year.  In the mid-1980s it became Wilmslow County High School, then Wilmslow High School in 1991.

On opening of the new high school it was decided that the school would implement a House system. As such, four houses were formed and the names of each respective house were selected from relevant local landmarks and historical places of interest to the town.

Each house has an associated colour linked with it – Thorngrove is ‘green’. All students therefore can be identified by the green stripe on their tie which they wear with pride.


Thorngrove is led by the Head of House, Mr A Hayley and Mrs S Williams is the Student Manager. They are supported by a committed team of form tutors.  Within Thorngrove, every student really does matter and we promote a supportive team ethos which is conducive to both the progress and development of all. There is a strong culture of belonging and a clear sense of house identity.  As a team we strongly believe that being approachable is fundamental to a students` happiness in school.


Student Success

  • Achievement Points
  • Fortnightly form success cup/certificate
  • Attendance award
  • Student of the term
  • Harris cup
  • Badges
  • WW

House Charity

Every year each house raises money for their chosen charity.  This year we have chosen to support a local charity ‘Ciaran’s Cause’

Ciaran Geddes


On the 17th April 2012, 7 year old Ciaran Geddes went out to play football with his friends. Unfortunately he didn’t make it to the pitch.  He suffered a suspected cardiac arrest and, although first aid (CPR) was given within minutes, he sadly passed away.

Had a defibrillator been present he would have stood a greater chance of survival.

“Ciaran’s Cause” is our not for profit charity to help raise funds to supply schools and sports clubs with defibrillators, so that hopefully another family doesn’t have to go through the heartbreak that Ciaran’s parents, Marika and Steff have been through.

With the help and generosity of people and organisations we can continue to raise much needed funds for defibrillators for schools and sports clubs

Charity efforts from tutor groups