Visit the school

There are a number of opportunities to visit the school during the course of the year. We encourage prospective pupils and their parents to visit us both formally and informally to get a true flavour of the school before registering to take the Entrance Examinations in November. 

Sixth Form Open Evening - Wednesday 17 October 2018 - 6.30pm to 9.00pm

An opportunity for internal and external prospective Sixth Formers to visit A-level departments, meet staff and current Sixth Formers and attend a presentation on Sixth Form life at Princethorpe.

Taster Days

The College will be running Taster Days for children who are currently in Year 5 (born 1 September 2008 to 31 August 2009) and these will take place in May and June 2019. Due to the popularity of these days, places are limited to one taster day per child and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

Taster days run from 9.30am to 3.00pm and typically involve four lessons, a question and answer session with some of our current pupils, a tour of the College and the chance to talk to the Headmaster, Mr Hester. Snacks and lunch are provided.

To register your interest in a Year 5 Taster Day, please click here

For more information or if you have any questions please contact the Admissions Team on 01926 634262.

Open Day Gallery

Admissions events and opportunities to visit the school

  1. October 2018

    1. Oct 18 Thu

      1. Oct 19 Fri

        1. Oct 20 Sat

          1. Oct 21 Sun

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                              2. November 2018

                                1. Nov 01 Thu

                                  1. Nov 02 Fri

                                    1. Nov 03 Sat

                                      1. Nov 04 Sun

                                        1. Nov 05 Mon

                                          1. Music Scholarship auditions all week
                                        2. Nov 06 Tue

                                          1. Nov 07 Wed

                                            1. 09:30-15:00
                                              Art Scholarship Assessment Day
                                          2. Nov 08 Thu

                                            1. Nov 09 Fri

                                              1. Nov 10 Sat

                                                1. 09:30-15:30
                                                  Entrance Examinations Day
                                              2. Nov 11 Sun

                                                1. Nov 12 Mon

                                                  1. Nov 13 Tue

                                                    1. 18:00-20:30
                                                      PTA Committee MeetingMontargis
                                                  2. Nov 14 Wed

                                                    1. 14:00-22:00
                                                      Admissions Panel meeting6FCMR
                                                  3. Nov 15 Thu

                                                    1. 09:00-19:00
                                                      Admissions Panel meeting6FCMR
                                                  4. Nov 16 Fri

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

                                                    1. 09:00-17:00
                                                      Scholarship interviews with the Headmaster
                                                  6. Nov 18 Sun

                                                    1. Nov 19 Mon

                                                      1. Scholarship interviews all week
                                                    2. Nov 20 Tue

                                                      1. Nov 21 Wed

                                                        1. Nov 22 Thu

                                                          1. Nov 23 Fri

                                                            1. Nov 24 Sat

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                                                                1. Nov 26 Mon

                                                                  1. Nov 27 Tue

                                                                    1. Nov 28 Wed

                                                                      1. Nov 29 Thu

                                                                        1. 16:00
                                                                          Entrance Examination results posted
                                                                      2. Nov 30 Fri

                                                                      3. December 2018

                                                                        1. Dec 01 Sat

                                                                          1. Dec 02 Sun

                                                                            1. 14:00-16:30
                                                                              PTA Christmas Fayre
                                                                          2. Dec 03 Mon

                                                                            1. Dec 04 Tue

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                                                                                        1. Dec 10 Mon

                                                                                          1. Dec 11 Tue

                                                                                            1. 09:00-17:00
                                                                                              Sixth Form Taster Day
                                                                                          2. Dec 12 Wed

                                                                                            1. Dec 13 Thu

                                                                                              1. Dec 14 Fri

                                                                                                1. Dec 15 Sat

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                                                                                                                                "The taster day was really helpful for her to learn more about how the school operates and pleasing to hear how friendly the children were."

                                                                                                                                Prospective Parent

                                                                                                                                "In Year 6 I looked round three schools, but when I visited Princethorpe, I just thought straightaway, I want to go here!"

                                                                                                                                Current Sixth Former

                                                                                                                                "The taster day was a great opportunity to spend time at the school. He was able to understand what it would be like to be there as a pupil. He enjoyed seeing the older pupils and didn't feel intimidated by them."

                                                                                                                                Prospective Parent

                                                                                                                                "From our first visit we felt that Princethorpe was the right environment for Tom. The staff have always been informative, welcoming and the pupils are happy and respectful."

                                                                                                                                Current Parent

                                                                                                                                Click here to download our admissions flyer for entry in September 2019.

                                                                                                                                For more details on any of these events, please contact the Registrars on 01926 634201/634262 or click here to email.

                                                                                                                                For a taste of Princethorpe life click play to watch our video 'A Spirit of Family'.

                                                                                                                                Upcoming Open Events

                                                                                                                                Spring Open Afternoon - Sunday 24 March 2019 - 

                                                                                                                                2.00pm to 5.00pm

                                                                                                                                This is an informal opportunity to look around the school and to meet members of staff and pupils. There will be activities in each department for children to participate in, and the Headmaster will also address visitors in the Chapel during the afternoon. Light refreshments are available.

                                                                                                                                Summer Open Evening - Wednesday 5 June 2019 - 6.30pm to 8.30pm

                                                                                                                                This is an informal opportunity to look around the school and to meet members of staff and pupils. There will be activities in each department for children to participate in, and the Headmaster will also address visitors in the Chapel during the evening. Light refreshments are available.

                                                                                                                                Open Morning - Thursday 26 September 2019 - 10.30am to 12.30pm

                                                                                                                                A chance to visit the school on a normal working day, prior to Entrance Examinations Day on Saturday 9 November 2019. Year 8 and 9 pupils will act as tour guides. Light refreshments are available.

                                                                                                                                Meet the Headmaster

                                                                                                                                Alternatively or in addition you may wish to make an appointment to meet the Headmaster and have a tour of school (this is usually conducted by our Sixth Formers). Please contact the Registrars for an appointment.

                                                                                                                                For more information please contact the Registrars on 01926 634201/634262.