Admissions

Admissions For September 2018

We would like prospective parents and pupils to be aware that after considerable thought and consultation, we have decided to move our Entrance Examinations for 11+, 12+. 13+ and 14+ entry forward to Saturday 11 November 2017 for September 2018 admissions. Please contact the registrars if you would like further information.

Please on click the link to download our 2018-2019 Prospectus Information Booklet.

For Sixth Form admissions in September 2018, please click on the link to download our Sixth Form Information Booklet 2018-2019

Open Events

There are still opportunities to visit the College before the Entrance Examinations Day, all are welcome to our Open Morning on Thursday 2 November 2017. 

Our Taster Day experiences for Year 6 pupils are now full but there is still space for Year 7 and 8 pupils on Monday 2 October 2017 (please contact the registrars to check availability of places).

For prospective Sixth Form pupils, we warmly invite you to our Sixth Form Open Evening on Wednesday 11 October 2017.

The Admissions Process

Children who want to come to Princethorpe will now sit an entrance examination in the November before the year of entry, mainly at 11 or 13, and at other ages as space allows. A significant number also join us for Sixth Form at age 16.

We welcome children of all faiths and backgrounds, from our own junior schools, Crackley Hall and The Crescent, and many other maintained and independent primary schools from around a radius of about thirty miles.

Competition for places is high, as are standards, but the school also looks for young people who will contribute to the wider life of the school.

All candidates must be registered at least a week before sitting the Entrance Examination but ideally by Friday 6 October 2017 for September 2018 entry to allow us to process their registration and contact their school for references. Following receipt of the registration form any candidate with a learning need will have an assessment with a Special Educational Needs professional.

Following the entrance exams, offer letters will be sent out on Thursday 30 November 2017 and the acceptance deadline will be Monday 5 March 2018. The acceptance deadline for places is, by a nationally agreed code of practice, the same for all independent schools, allowing parents and children time to review all their options, including those from the maintained sector, before making a final decision.

To request a prospectus click here.

Click on the links to download a Registration Form and Scholarship Forms for Art and Music.

Click here to download our Admissions and Entrance Exam Brochure 2018. 

Click here to download our Admissions Policy.

Click play to view our video 'A Spirit of Family'.

Admissions News

Click here to link to our Admissions Update e-newsletter.

Our Registrar, Mrs Vanessa Rooney and her assistants, Miss Helen Morgan and Mrs Catherine Rogers will be pleased to talk you through the admissions process. Please contact them on 01926 634201 or 01926 634262.

" We definitely made the right choice of school and are very grateful that you gave her a place. The main reason we initially fell in love with the school was hearing about the 'ethos' and the pastoral care. At the time I said to others that all schools talk about these things but yours was the only school where I really believed it. My instincts were right!"

“Our son has grown hugely in confidence in all areas: sport, music, academic and social since joining Princethorpe. There are so many opportunities and trips available to him which he is making the most of. It is obvious that all his teachers care very much about him and his development. We feel that the ethos is at the heart of the success of the college and we have recommended Princethorpe to many of our friends.”

"The College is fantastic! It's the best decision we have ever made sending our daughter there."

Admissions Calendar

  1. September 2017

    1. Sep 26 Tue

      1. Sep 27 Wed

        1. Sep 28 Thu

          1. 09:30-15:00
            Year 6 Taster Day
        2. Sep 29 Fri

          1. 19:00-21:00
            Headmaster's Quiz and PTA Social for new parents and pupils
        3. Sep 30 Sat

        4. October 2017

          1. Oct 01 Sun

            1. Oct 02 Mon

              1. 09:30-15:00
                Year 7 and 8 Taster Day
            2. Oct 03 Tue

              1. Oct 04 Wed

                1. 09:30-15:00
                  Year 6 Taster Day
              2. Oct 05 Thu

                1. Oct 06 Fri

                  1. 09:00
                    Deadline for Registrations and Bursary Applications 2018 entry
                2. Oct 07 Sat

                  1. Oct 08 Sun

                    1. Oct 09 Mon

                      1. Oct 10 Tue

                        1. Oct 11 Wed

                          1. 18:30-21:00
                            Sixth Form Open Evening
                        2. Oct 12 Thu

                          1. Oct 13 Fri

                            1. Oct 14 Sat

                              1. Oct 15 Sun

                                1. Oct 16 Mon

                                  1. Oct 17 Tue

                                    1. Oct 18 Wed

                                      1. Oct 19 Thu

                                        1. Oct 20 Fri

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                                            1. Oct 22 Sun

                                              1. Oct 23 Mon

                                                1. Oct 24 Tue

                                                  1. Oct 25 Wed

                                                    1. Oct 26 Thu

                                                      1. Oct 27 Fri

                                                        1. Oct 28 Sat

                                                          1. Oct 29 Sun

                                                            1. Oct 30 Mon

                                                              1. Oct 31 Tue

                                                              2. November 2017

                                                                1. Nov 01 Wed

                                                                  1. Nov 02 Thu

                                                                    1. 10:30-12:30
                                                                      Open Morning
                                                                  2. Nov 03 Fri

                                                                    1. Nov 04 Sat

                                                                      1. Nov 05 Sun

                                                                        1. Nov 06 Mon

                                                                          1. Music Scholarship auditions all week
                                                                        2. Nov 07 Tue

                                                                          1. Nov 08 Wed

                                                                            1. 09:30-15:00
                                                                              Art Scholarship Assessment Day
                                                                          2. Nov 09 Thu

                                                                            1. Nov 10 Fri

                                                                              1. Nov 11 Sat

                                                                                1. 09:30-15:30
                                                                                  Entrance Examinations Day
                                                                              2. Nov 12 Sun

                                                                                1. Nov 13 Mon

                                                                                  1. Nov 14 Tue

                                                                                    1. Nov 15 Wed

                                                                                      1. 14:00-22:00
                                                                                        Admissions Panel meeting6FCMR
                                                                                    2. Nov 16 Thu

                                                                                      1. 09:00-19:00
                                                                                        Admissions Panel meeting6FCMR
                                                                                    3. Nov 17 Fri

                                                                                      1. 09:00-17:00
                                                                                        Admissions Panel meeting6FCMR
                                                                                    4. Nov 18 Sat

                                                                                      1. 09:00-17:00
                                                                                        Scholarship interviews with the Headmaster Main School - Front of House
                                                                                    5. Nov 19 Sun

                                                                                      1. Nov 20 Mon

                                                                                        1. 09:00-17:00
                                                                                          Scholarship Interviews Main School - Front of House
                                                                                      2. Nov 21 Tue

                                                                                        1. Nov 22 Wed

                                                                                          1. 09:00-17:00
                                                                                            Scholarship Interviews Main School - Front of House
                                                                                        2. Nov 23 Thu

                                                                                          1. Nov 24 Fri

                                                                                            1. 09:00-17:00
                                                                                              Scholarship Interviews Main School - Front of House
                                                                                          2. Nov 25 Sat

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                                                                                              1. Nov 27 Mon

                                                                                                1. Nov 28 Tue

                                                                                                  1. Nov 29 Wed

                                                                                                    1. Nov 30 Thu

                                                                                                      1. 17:00
                                                                                                        Entrance Examination results posted
                                                                                                  2. December 2017

                                                                                                    1. Dec 01 Fri

                                                                                                      1. Dec 02 Sat

                                                                                                        1. Dec 03 Sun

                                                                                                          1. 14:00-16:30
                                                                                                            PTA Christmas Fayre
                                                                                                        2. Dec 04 Mon

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