Meet the team

Mr J Duffy (Head of House), Mrs S Williams (Student Manager), Miss E Benson, Mrs M Hussain, Mrs L May, Mr D Wilkinson, Ms J Goddard, Miss V Littler, Mr M Hulse, Mr R Allgood, Miss K Yates, Mr W Royle, Mrs J McHarg, Mr P Sugathan

History of Thorngrove

Thorngrove County High School was originally the Hough Secondary Modern School for Boys which opened in 1965 on Thorngrove Road – on land now occupied by the A34 bypass. In 1978 the girls’ grammar school became Dean Row High School and the boys’ grammar school became Harefield County High School, all three gradually offering  comprehensive education year by year.  In 1984, all the schools closed, leaving Wilmslow with one high school.  In 1984 it became Wilmslow County High School, then Wilmslow High School in 1991.

After several years, it was decided that the school would implement a House system. Therefore, four houses were formed and the name of each respective house was selected from relevant local landmarks and historical places of interest in 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 J Duffy and Mrs S Williams is the Student Manager. They are supported by a committed team of form tutors.  In 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 student’s happiness in school.


Student Success

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

House Charity

The Little Princess Trust

 Thorngrove has chosen `The Little Princess Trust` for this year`s charity appeal.  This charity supports children with cancer who lose their hair with their treatment. The Little Princess Trust make wigs for children in order to support them and hopefully take some of the distress of their new appearance away

This charity appealed to our students because they have seen friends and peers go through the traumatic challenge that cancer alone brings. The wigs are expensive and time consuming to make, but our students understand how important they are to sick children and they are committed to raising money to help make a difference


Charity efforts from tutor groups