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New Meaning Training at Thomley
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Thomley is a fantastic place with plenty going on. Everything from a bike track and zip wire to themed rooms to explore the senses, creativity and the imagination. Find out more here...


We're recruiting!

To apply please complete this simple application form and send your CV with a covering letter to

About New Meaning Training at Thomley - New Meaning Training has a highly aligned and very special relationship with Thomley. This charity creates a place where everyone can develop, offering activities and learning for people of all abilities. Spread over a 9 acre site just outside the village of Worminghall between Oxford and Aylesbury, the place is spacious, welcoming and of course, very inclusive. 


Since September 2021 our collaboration has delivered year-long course (term time) to add to the rich and diverse Thomley portfolio of life-long learning activities.

The  learning centre offers two main education programmes with a third (PALS) being launched soon.


The main programme at Thomley is the Achieve Lifeskills programme which is designed to empower and support young people in everyday fundamentals for living life more independently. The course works towards a Certificate or Diploma in Skills for Employment, Training and Personal Development (SET-PD) as well as English and Maths Functional Skills. The results for our 2021-2022 cohort were excellent, with 100% achieving their certificate or diploma, 100% achieving their maths, English and employability qualifications.  Four of the nine students have decided to continue at Thomley for a second year and five transferred to college courses. Ask us about our Boost programme and our PALS programme if confidence boosting in preparation for going into a work environment is what's needed.

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"Thomley’s vision is to enhance the lives and experiences of people with disabilities, their family's carers, and the wider community.


The majority of our visitors are on the autistic spectrum and have learning and/or behavioural impairments that make it difficult for them to access mainstream life skills and work experience training opportunities.


Making a transformative change towards Thomley becoming a lifelong learning centre, we are delighted to be collaborating with New Meaning Training to deliver the Achieve Life Skills programme at Thomley"

Ewan Shinton - Chief Executive at Thomley

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"My son has really grown in confidence since joining the Achieve programme and he is trying new foods which he has never done before. It has been lovely to see."
Parent of an Achieve Student at Thomley (early on in their first term)


Andrew Smith
Buckinghamshire Area Manager

Contact  Us:

Call or Text Andrew on 

07596 098539


New Meaning Training at Thomley,

Menmarsh Road,



HP18 9JZ

New Meaning Training Thomley
Term Dates

Start of Term: 

Monday 8th January 2024

Our programmes

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