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Visit the School

There are a number of opportunities to visit Princethorpe during the course of the year, in order for prospective pupils and their parents to get a true flavour of the school before registering to take the entrance examinations.

Princethorpe College Open Day

The College is planning on holding an Open Day on Sunday 4 October from 10.00am to 3.00pm. The day will be split into three hour-long sessions and visitors will be asked to book a specific session, so we can manage numbers and adhere to government guidelines.

This event is aimed at families who have not had the chance to visit the College previously and have a prospective pupil for Years 7 to 10 specifically interested in September 2021 entry. A maximum of two family members will be able to attend with the prospective pupil.

Each session will open with a Welcome Address by our Headmaster, Ed Hester and then visitors will follow a route around key school locations. Light takeaway refreshments will be available.

To register for this event please click here.

At the moment, under the coronavirus restrictions, we are unable to welcome visitors into school on normal school days.

Depending on the developing situation we are planning a second Open Morning later in the Michaelmas Term. The Open Morning is scheduled for Thursday 26 November 2020 from 10.30am to 12.30pm and again will be by appointment only. 

For further information on admissions and entry to the College in 2021 visit our website or contact the Admissions Team on 01926 634201/634262 or by email admissions@princethorpe.co.uk.

Sixth Form Open Evening

The College will be holding a Sixth Form Open Evening aimed at Year 11 pupils and their parents who do not currently attend Princethorpe on Wednesday 14 October from 6.30pm to 9.00pm.

The evening will be split into two hour-long sessions and visitors will be asked to book a specific session, so we can manage numbers and adhere to government guidelines.

This event is aimed at prospective Sixth Formers who are interested in September 2021 entry to the college.  A maximum of two family members will be able to attend with the prospective Sixth Former.

Each session will comprise a presentation by the Headmaster, Ed Hester and Head of Sixth Form, Ben Collie, including key events and dates in the Sixth Form application process, A-level and BTEC subject information and general information on the Sixth Form experience at Princethorpe.  

Visitors will also be able to follow a tour route around key school locations. There will be a further virtual aspect to the evening when candidates will be able to view pre-recorded introductions to the subjects they are interested in by the Heads of Department.

Princethorpe's own Year 11s will have a Virtual Sixth Form Open Evening on the same date.

For further information please email admissions@princethorpe.co.uk or call 01926 634201/262 and talk to our friendly Admissions Team.

Virtual Open Evening

If you missed our Virtual Open Evening and Live Q & A Session which took place on Wednesday 3 June, please contact our Admissions Team who will be happy to share the event with you.


"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

taster experiences

Saturday 7 November and Saturday 14 November
9.00am to 12.15pm and 1.30pm to 4.45pm

During the Michaelmas Term the College is holding taster experiences for children currently in Year 6 (children
born between 1 September 2009 and 31 August 2010), who are interested in admission to the College in
September 2021.

There will be four sessions over two dates - Saturday 7 November and Saturday 14 November. Places will be
limited and need to be booked.

Each session will involve a welcome introduction from Headmaster, Mr Hester and the chance to experience two taster lessons with a small group of 10-12 other children. The sessions will be carefully managed to adhere to
social distancing and government guidelines.

Light refreshments will be provided.

To book your child's place please complete a booking and consent form below.

Places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. 

For more information please email admissions@princethorpe.co.uk or call 01926 634201/262.