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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. 

We have a variety of open events and taster days for prospective families, alternatively or in addition to attending an open event, you may wish to make an appointment to meet the Headmaster, Ed Hester, and have a tour of school conducted by our Sixth Formers. You would also be most welcome at the events we hold that are open to the public including the PTA Summer Fete and Christmas Fair and our annual Summer Art, Photography and Design Show.

"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
 

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.

Sixth Form Open Evening - Wednesday 16 October  - 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. Light refreshments will be available.

 

taster days and themed events

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 the link below. Year 6, 7 and 8 Taster Days run in the Michaelmas Term.

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

Themed Events

We also hold themed taster events. Our next themed taster event is our Year 4 and 5 'Say Hello To Hockey' event which will take place on Saturday 11 May 2019 from 9.30am to 12.00pm.

A morning of free hockey training on our astroturf, your child will learn new skills, make friends and have fun - beginners are most welcome! Aimed at girls and boys, the morning will finish with a mini tournament and refreshments for spectators.