Sport features prominently at Princethorpe. Every pupil participates in Games and PE from Year 7 to Upper Sixth to keep them fit and give them a sense of well-being.
All the major traditional sports are offered at the College, but it’s also possible to try archery, trampolining, dance, sailing, golf, climbing and basketball and to get involved in equestrian competitions.
There is an extensive programme of inter-school fixtures, with A, B, C and sometimes D teams being fielded, as our approach to sport is very much inclusive. Princethorpe has a proud tradition of pupils gaining county, regional and international representative honours, not least England cricketer Ian Bell, who is an Old Princethorpian.
There is a well-equipped Sports Hall, a Fitness Centre, climbing wall and squash court. Extensive outdoor facilities include a floodlit all-weather pitch, an internationally recognised cross-country course, tennis courts and over sixty acres of games pitches and fields.
Each pupil has an afternoon games session of 100 minutes each week. Our Games sessions are organised to coincide with those of other schools so we have Year 10 Games on Monday, Year 9 on Tuesday, Year 11 and the Sixth Form on Wednesday, Year 8 on Thursday and Year 7 on Friday.
Each term the Games Department focuses on different activities:
The boys focus is Rugby in the Michaelmas Term, Hockey, Football and Cross Country in the Lent Term and Cricket, Athletics and Tennis in the Trinity Term.
The girls focus is Hockey in the Michaelmas Term, Netball and Cross Country in the Lent Term and Athletics, Rounders and Tennis in the Trinity Term.
Students have one 50 minute lesson a week of Physical Education. This is a core subject on the curriculum and a wide range of sports are covered in 7 week blocks throughout the year.
There are six main activity areas:
- Outdoor Education
- and Swimming
Pupils get a wide variety of experiences and gain an appreciation of different types of activities.
Elite Sports Programme
Princethorpe College has some exceptional sporting talent throughout the school, in both school extra-curricular clubs and clubs outside of school. As a Physical Education Department, we aim to identify this talent and provide an environment for these pupils to develop.
We choose the top 60 pupils in the school from Year 8 to Year 13, from a variety of sports. The scheme provides support and advice for pupils and creates an atmosphere where pupils of a similar situation can work together and achieve more. We have pupils who represent their county, region and their country and are constantly pushing them to become their very best.
Sixth Form Sport Scholarships
Sixth Form Sport Scholarships are available for particularly able or talented candidates.
Click here to link to information on Sport Scholarships.
Sports Leadership Awards
From Key Stage 4 to Sixth Form pupils have the opportunity to take part in the nationally recognised Sports Leadership Awards. These qualifications help pupils develop essential life skills such as organisation, motivation, communication and working with others. All of the awards are practical with minimal written work and there is no exam. Assessment is made based on the pupil's ability to lead and demonstrate their leadership skills.
- Royal Marines Put Rugby Players Through Their PacesThe Royal Marines returned to Princethorpe last Wednesday 19 September to run a training session for the College’s Year 11 Rugby players. The Marines are well known for their arduous fitness programmes, so Princethorpe’s pupils had to show both their strength and stamina as they were put through their paces.
- Etone Jaguars Run American Football Session At PrincethorpeHuge thanks to the Etone Jaguars American Football Academy who ran two American Football taster sessions in school on Monday 2 July.
- Red Flags Fly High As Benet Claim Victory At College Sports DayThe College’s annual Sports Day took place last Friday 15 June. It was a fantastic afternoon of friendly, but fiercely competitive sport.
- College Welcomes Back OPs To Support Princethorpe’s Primary School ChallengePrincethorpe College’s annual Primary School Challenge took place on Wednesday 13 June.
- Oliver Pendleton Qualifies For British Tumbling ChampionshipsCongratulations to Year 7 pupil, Oliver Pendleton who finished in sixth place in the Tumbling Spring Event Series competition that took place on Saturday 2 June at the English Institute of Sport in Sheffield.
Mr Neil McCollin
Elite Sports Programme Co-ordinator, Foundation Director of Sport, Head of Games
Oct 18 Thu
- 14:30Boys' Rugby - U13A - King Edward VI, Five Ways (A) depart 13:15
- 16:15Football - U12A, U12B - Rugby Free School (H)
- 16:30Girls' Hockey - U14A, U15A - Rugby School (A) depart 15:55
Oct 19 Fri
- 14:30Boys' Rugby - U12A - King Edward VI, Five Ways (H)
- 14:30Girls' Hockey - U12A, U12B - Solihull School (H)
- 14:30Girls' Hockey - U12C, U12D - Solihull School (A) depart 13:10
Oct 20 Sat
- 06:00Holland Hockey Tour departs
- 07:00South Coast Tour departs
Oct 21 Sun
- South Coast Tour
Oct 22 Mon
- South Coast Tour
Oct 23 Tue
- 21:00South Coast Tour returns
Oct 24 Wed
- 21:00Holland Hockey Tour returns
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Oct 27 Sat