Princethorpe College

Princethorpe College is a Catholic, co-educational, HMC independent day school for about 850 pupils aged eleven to eighteen and welcomes members of all faiths and backgrounds.

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The College is renowned for the way in which it looks after its pupils and is characterised by its strong Christian ethos, which underpins everything we do.

The school has a unique history, beautiful surroundings and unequalled character. The atmosphere is warm, open and friendly, but the traditional values of courtesy, discipline, organisation and mutual respect are expected from all; pupils are not stuffy but know how to behave.

We pursue academic rigour, want our pupils to be enthusiastic about hard work and to play a full part in the broader aspects of school life, whether in sport, drama, music, charitable fund-raising, community service, the Duke of Edinburgh's Award, or the many other activities which are on offer. We also want them to enjoy their education.

Our aim is simple: to treat every pupil as an individual, supporting them as they grow into mature, confident, resilient and well-rounded young people with a strong set of moral values to guide them through adult life. 

We have our own junior school and nursery, Crackley Hall School and Little Crackers, just down the road in Kenilworth, and as of 1 September 2016 new to the Foundation, we welcome Crescent School, an independent junior school in Rugby.  These schools all share our ethos, resources and love of learning.


  1. February 2017

    1. Feb 27 Mon

      1. da Vinci trip to Challenger Learning CentreLeicester Space Centre
      2. Lower Sixth Academic Tutorials begin
      3. 08:40
        Term resumes
      4. 14:30
        Boys' Hockey - U15A - King Edward's, Birmingham (A) depart 13:15
      5. 14:30
        Boys' Hockey - U15B - King Edward's, Birmingham (H)
      6. 15:45
        Football - U15A - Twycross (A) depart 14:00
      7. 16:00
        Heads of Department meetingLG06
    2. Feb 28 Tue

      1. 09:00-15:55
        Lower Sixth Business Studies trip to Jaguar LandroverOrganised by Lil Gane
      2. 11:40-12:25
        Life Skills
      3. 13:15-13:45
        House Pancake RacesSPH
      4. 14:30
        Boys' Hockey - U14A - King Edward's, Birmingham (A) depart 13:25
      5. 14:30
        Boys' Hockey - U14B - King Edward's, Birmingham (H)
      6. 15:00
        Trustees' Remuneration Committee meeting6FCMR
      7. 15:10
        Football - U14A - Avon Valley (A) depart 14:15
      8. 15:30
        Girls' Trampoline - U12A, U13A - Rugby & District Championships (A) depart 15:00
      9. 16:15
        Pastoral Team meeting6FCMR
      10. 16:30
        Trustees' Education and Staff Committee meeting6FCMR
      11. 18:00-19:00
        Ski trip parents' evening6FCAn IBT representative will talk and final trip details will be given out so a representative parent is expected to attend. Students are also welcome.
  2. March 2017

    1. Mar 01 Wed

      1. 13:05-13:40
        Ash Wednesday Mass with distribution of ashesChapel
      2. 15:30
        Football - U16A - Danetre School (A) depart 14:00
      3. 18:00-20:30
        Year 11 Parents' EveningSPH
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