The Princethorpe Foundation

The Princethorpe Foundation welcomes children of all faiths and backgrounds and provides co-educational, independent day schooling in Warwickshire. 

Princethorpe College and Crackley Hall in Kenilworth, are the only Catholic independent senior and junior school in the county. A recent addition to the Foundation is The Crescent School in Bilton, Rugby, which joined the Foundation in September 2016. Across the three schools we cater for girls and boys aged from 2 - 18. Our schools are characterised by their strong Christian ethos and pride themselves on providing a caring, stimulating environment in which children’s individual needs can be met and their talents, confidence and self-esteem developed. We aim to encourage a lifelong love of learning and an understanding of moral values, and to put young people on the road to happy and fulfilled lives.

The Princethorpe Foundation is a company limited by guarantee and a registered charity. The directors of the company are the Trustees, who have overall responsibility for the Foundation and are guardians of the Foundation's ethos.

The Governing Body is responsible for the overall management and strategic direction of the Foundation including setting the aims of the schools and working to improve standards, maintaining the Christian ethos of the Foundation, deciding on the use of its budget, choosing senior staff, looking after the site and buildings, developing a framework of policies within which it functions, dealing with personnel issues and settling disputes.

The Company Registration number is 4177718 and the Charity Registration number is 1087124.

Day to day management of the Foundation is delegated to the following executives:

  • Senior Head of the Foundation and Head of Princethorpe College - Ed Hester
  • Head of Crackley Hall and Little Crackers - Robert Duigan
  • Head of Crescent School – Joe Thackway
  • Foundation Bursar - Eddie Tolcher

These four executives attend all Trustees' meetings and certain other sub-committee meetings.

Click here to visit the Charity Commission's website and view historic accounts information on the Foundation.

Click here to see the Foundation's Gender Pay Gap Report - April 2017

You can contact the Trustees via:

Mr Eddie Tolcher
Foundation Bursar, Company Secretary and Clerk to the Trustees
Princethorpe College
CV23 9PX

Telephone: 01926 634200
Facsimile: 01926 633365

Foundation News

  • Festive Thank You
    The Development Office were delighted to host Trustees, former and current parents, staff and friends of the college in the Sixth Form dining room for a festive cheese and wine reception.
  • The Princethorpe Foundation Shortlisted For Two Awards
    The Princethorpe Foundation is thrilled to have been shortlisted in two categories in the Independent School of the Year Awards.
  • Foundation Schools: In The News
    In the last few months The Foundation has had many stories in the local press.
  • Princethorpe College - What's It All About? The Big Reveal
    "Princethorpe College - What's It All About?" That’s the question followers of the College on social media have been seeing every day over the course of the last week.
  • Foundation News: RIP Mary O'Farrell
    It is with immense sadness that we share the news that Mary O’Farrell, the Foundation’s former Chair of Trustees, passed away after a short illness on Sunday 2 September 2018.