|Motto||Learn To Live|
|Local authority||Sunderland City Council|
|Department for Education URN||108860 Tables|
|Head Teacher||Mr Redford|
|Age||11 to 16|
It is a community school administered by Sunderland City Council. The school has a specialism in business and enterprise. Thornhill Academy admits pupils mainly from Barnes Junior School, Diamond Hall Junior School, Hudson Road Primary School and Richard Avenue Primary School.
Thornhill School offers GCSEs and BTECs as programmes of study for pupils. Graduating students often go on to study at the Bede Sixth Form, a sixth form consortium including Thornhill School and Sunderland College.