Bumper Number Of Candidates Sit College Entrance Examinations

It was all systems go on Saturday 10 November as Princethorpe welcomed over 300 children to take the Entrance Examinations for September 2019. Seamless organisation made the day run smoothly with candidates being efficiently organised into eighteen colour coded groups when receiving their day’s timetable.

Headmaster, Ed Hester welcomed girls, boys and parents before members of staff and Sixth Formers ushered the prospective pupils to their respective ‘base camp’ classrooms for the day.

Papers were sat in English, Maths and Free Writing alongside an online CEM test of verbal, non-verbal and numerical reasoning.

With regular comfort breaks (involving Princethorpe’s legendary cookies), as well as a hot meal provided in the middle of the day, the prospective pupils were well supported at every stage before being reunited with their parents at 3.45pm.

Comments, Melanie Butler, Assistant Head - Marketing, Admissions and Communications, "We played host to over 300 prospective pupils across three year groups which made it our largest ever exam session. Feedback from parents and candidates alike has been very favourable indeed, which bodes very well for next year's intake."

"The marking machine swung into action, even before candidates had left the building on Saturday and the Admissions Panel sat last week to decide on who will be joining us in September."

Over the last few days the top achieving academic scholars have been invited back to interview with the Headmaster and Assistant Head - Co-Curricular, Greg Hunter, has also been interviewing selected all-rounder scholars.

Results will be posted, first class on Thursday 29 November. The deadline for acceptances is Monday 4 March 2019.

Our thanks go to all the pupils, prefects, parents and staff who helped in the run up to the exams, on the day and, last but by no means least, those who helped mark the papers so efficiently.