Good Schools Guide Review
Princethorpe has received its first ever review by the prestigious Good Schools Guide.
The Guide, which selects schools to be included on merit alone, is famous for its unbiased and candid reviews of state and private schools, and is trusted by families worldwide. Princethorpe is now one of just 1,300 schools currently reviewed by the Guide, out of over 30,000 schools in the UK.
An editor from the Guide visited the College in May 2021, interviewed the Headmaster, Ed Hester, toured the campus, observed lessons and spoke to pupils and parents.
The 2,500-word review, which appears on the Good Schools Guide’s website and will be included in the next hard copy edition, includes a pen portrait of Ed Hester, the Headmaster, plus insights into exam results, teaching and learning, co-curricular life, discipline and the College’s ethos and heritage.
What the Good Schools Guide Says
“There are two rules at the school: be kind and do your best. The whole school runs on this ethos and it appears to be all that is needed as pupils and staff adhere to it. The school is renowned for its pastoral care and kindness. Every parent we spoke to mentioned it and for virtually all of them it was the reason they chose the school. ‘It really is like a family and we are included too.’ These two old fashioned values shape the school. It’s open minded and all are very welcome but the Catholic teaching permeates throughout. Every child is treated as an individual ‘and they really are,’ said parents. The overall feeling that this is a kind school, we would concur.”