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Case Studies

A growing number of schools across the globe have embarked on a Thinking School journey. Some of these schools have made a record of their journey, which gives an insight into how they prepared for the change, the path they choose to take and what happened along the way. Others have strong views on why there should be a whole school approach to the teaching of thinking.

Each school has encountered and overcome its own individual obstacles along the way – take a look at this small selection from a large pool of inspiring case studies from across the world.

Primary Age Schools

Edgware Primary School

Edgware Primary School

London, UK

Take a look at Edgware Primary School's thinking page on their website - it gives a great overview of their thinking school journey and what it's done for their school.

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Reculver Church of England Primary School - Aquila Trust

Reculver Church of England Primary School - Aquila Trust

Kent, UK

'For us at Reculver CEP School it all began 2 years ago when our CEO from Aquila invited me to attend a Thinking Schools Conference. I was most intrigued and remember saying to my Head teacher at the time, ‘What is a Thinking School?’

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Millbrook Primary School

Millbrook Primary School

Newport, Wales

The start of their Thinking School Journey - helping pupils to reignite their thinking and learning following the pandemic.

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Cumran Primary School

Cumran Primary School

Ulster, NI

Cumran Primary School has been developing a whole school approach to developing children's metacognition for more than a decade and is accredited by the University of Exeter as a Thinking School.

Children Lead the Learning at Cumran Primary
Notting Hill Preparatory School

Notting Hill Preparatory School

London, UK

Notting Hill as a Thinking School 'And working at Notting Hill Prep (NHP), a thinking school, means that there’s a constant conversation about pedagogy or happiness or wellbeing going on in staffrooms and over lunch..'

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Lithuanian Kindergartens

Lithuanian Kindergartens

Vilnius, Lithuania

'A few Lithuanian schools and kindergartens were interested in the idea of the Thinking School approach and the possibilities of implementing it, so they started to dig deeper into the philosophy, history, as well as the culture.'

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Secondary Age Schools

Glenmoor and Winton Academies

Glenmoor and Winton Academies

Bournemouth, UK

The TES visited Glenmoor and Winton Academies to explore how 'Becoming a Thinking School transformed our pupil's learning.' You can also find out more about their thinking approach on their website.

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Leventhorpe School

Leventhorpe School

Hertfordshire, UK

'Staff are falling in love with teaching again ...' an article from Teach Secondary.

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Maidstone Grammar School for Girls

Maidstone Grammar School for Girls

Maidstone, UK

Having achieved re-accreditation as an Advanced Thinking School, Candice Wood, Thinking School Coordinator from Maidstone Grammar School for Girls, shares their reasoning behind continuing the Thinking School approach.

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Barbara Priestman Academy

Barbara Priestman Academy

Sunderland, UK

Barbara Priestman Academy is for students aged 11-19 years with an Autistic Spectrum Disorder or complex learning difficulties. The Academy is also an accredited Advanced Thinking School. Judith Stephenson, Thinking School Coordinator, shares the very positive and rewarding acknowledgement they have recently received for their first class Thinking School practices.

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Amnuay Silpa

Amnuay Silpa

Thailand's first thinking school

In 2009 Amnuay Silpa School (ANS) embarked on a Thinking Journey designed to transform the way in which learning took place at the school.

In 2013 ANS was accredited by the Department of Cognitive Education at Exeter University as the First Thinking School in Asia. In 2017 ANS was accredited for a second time and awarded Advanced Status. Take a look through their website at how they've embedded thinking within their whole school.

Thinking at Amnuay Silpa