Daily Life

Daily life at Princethorpe is immensely rich and varied, as well as a stimulating and well resourced curriculum, one glance at our termly calendar shows the wealth of activities on offer during the school day, at lunchtime and after school.

Pupils are spoilt for choice with a wide range of extra-curricular interests catered for, from team sports and music and the arts, to Duke of Edinburgh, debating and charitable activities.

The school is open from 7.30am each school day, with breakfast available in the Sixth Form Centre for early birds - pupils, staff and parents. Free Wi-Fi access, daily newspapers and breakfast TV make for a civilised start to the day. 

There are six, 50-minute periods every day and all pupils have one afternoon of games a week. Extended day continues after school until 6.00pm for those doing supervised study or taking part in sporting and extra-curricular activities.

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The School Day
8.40am to 9.35amPeriod 1 and Registration
9.40am to 10.30amPeriod 2
10.35am to 10.55amTutor Time or Assembly
10.55am to 11.15amBreak
11.20am to 12.10pmPeriod 3
12.15pm to 1.05pmPeriod 4
1.05pm to 1.55pm Lunch
2.00pm to 2.50pmPeriod 5 and Registration
2.55pm to 3.45pm
Period 6
Buses depart
4.15pm to 6.00pm
Extended day and co-curricular activities

Mr Ed Hester


Mrs Elizabeth Sharpe

Deputy Head (Pastoral)

Dr Michael Reddish

Deputy Head (Academic), Teacher of Law, Head of Law

Dr Liz Pyne

Assistant Head (Teaching and Learning)

Mr Greg Hunter

Assistant Head (Co-curricular)

Mr Andrew Compton

Assistant Head (Director of Digital Strategy)

Mrs Melanie Butler

Assistant Head (Marketing, Admissions and Communication), Old Princethorpians Secretary

Mr Alex Darkes

Assistant Head - Development

    1. Dec 12 Wed

      1. 14:30
        Boys' Rugby - 1st XV - Kenilworth School (H)
      2. 19:30-21:00
        Parents' Reading Grouplibrary
    2. Dec 13 Thu

      1. 12:30-14:00
        Sixth Form hosts Senior Citizens' Christmas Lunch6FCAtrium
      2. 13:05-13:50
        House Public Speaking CompetitionG14 - Theatre
      3. 14:30
        Boys' Rugby - U13A, U13B, U13C, U13D - House Rugby (H)
      4. 16:00-17:30
        Strategic ICT Team MeetingG13
      5. 19:00-22:00
        Prefect and Subject Ambassadors Christmas mealBrandon Hall
      6. 19:00-21:00
        South Africa Fund Raiser6th form centreorganised by Louise Harrison
    3. Dec 14 Fri

      1. The Flagpole deadline
      2. 14:30
        Boys' Rugby - U12A, U12B, U12C, U12D - Inter House Rugby (H)
      3. 19:00
        Parents' Carol Service (Chapel)
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