Academic

Academic success and the pursuit of excellence are key features of a Princethorpe education. We offer a broad range of subjects and a stimulating and well-resourced curriculum.  We aim to foster a love of learning. Whilst Princethorpe is not an ‘academic hot house’, our passionate and enthusiastic teachers challenge and motivate our pupils to have the highest expectations.

The academic performance of the school continues to go from strength to strength. In public examinations our pupils excel: in 2017 25% of all A-level grades were A* or A , 80% of grades were grade C or better and there was a 100% pass rate; at GCSE, from a cohort of 131, an impressive two thirds of all grades were the coveted A*, A or B grades and over a quarter of pupils  received seven or more A* or A grades.

When looking at the academic “value-added” we give to our pupils, these results compare with any school in the country – bright students achieve outstanding results and children who find their academic studies more challenging achieve results between a half and full grade better than could be expected.

We are of course delighted by these academic achievements, but we are equally proud of the qualities our students show as they leave the school to continue their education: kindness, respect and a strong sense of right and wrong.

In the last few years we have changed our timetable to increase teaching time to the core subjects in the Lower School and all subjects at A-level. We have also developed robust internal monitoring and tracking programmes which run along our assessment and reporting schedules to ensure pupils are aiming for, and achieving, their best academically. Our aim is to ensure we develop all our students so they become resilient and have the independent learning skills they will need for life after Princethorpe be it university or work.



Dr Digby Carrington-Howell

Deputy Head (Staffing and Assessment)

Dr Digby Carrington-Howell

Dr Michael Reddish

Assistant Head (Director of Studies), Teacher of Law, Head of Law

Dr Michael Reddish