Taster Days - Years 6, 7 and 8

Year 6 Taster Days

During September and early October the College is holding taster days for children currently in Year 6 (children born between 1 September 2007 and 31 August 2008), who are interested in admission to the College in September 2019.

These days involve a number of classroom sessions, a tour of the school, lunch and other activities such as a question and answer session with current pupils. The days run from 9.30am to 3.00pm.

Taster days are available on Tuesday 11 September, Thursday 13 September, Wednesday 19 September and Tuesday 2 October.

To book your child's place please complete a booking and consent form, for a copy please click here.

Year 7 and 8 Taster Day

The College is also holding a taster day for current Year 7 and 8 pupils (children born between 1 September 2006 and 31 August 2007 and 1 September 2005 and 31 August 2006 respectively), who are interested in admission to the College in September 2019.

The Year 7 and Year 8 taster day will be on Tuesday 2 October.

To book your child's place please complete a booking and consent form, for a copy please click here.

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

For more information please contact Helen Morgan on 01926 634262 or email

Heritage Open Day At Princethorpe College

Sunday 9 September 2018 2.00pm - 4.00pm

Built in 1832, St Mary's Priory was one of the first Catholic buildings in England after the reformation.

On Sunday this weekend Princethorpe College is taking part in the Heritage Open Day festival.  You are all invited to come for a tour of the magnificent building and learn all about its history, including the amazing women that made it the place it is today.

From 1833 until 1966, St Mary's Priory was home to a congregation of Benedictine nuns who ran a boarding school for girls. This community sold the priory in 1966 and a new school was established by the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart, who had previously run a boys' school in Leamington Spa. Princethorpe College is now a fully co-educational Catholic independent day school.

The archive team will be conducting free tours of the College on Sunday 9 September from 2.00pm - 4.00pm. Areas open include Pugin’s magnificent chapel, the cloisters, nuns’ cells, library (former church) and roundhouse.

No booking is required; just turn up and join the next available tour. Entrance is via the glazed link off the North Car Park.

Admission is free and there is complimentary tea and coffee available. They would be delighted to see you!

Princethorpe College Open Morning

Thursday 27 September 2018 - 10.30am - 12.30pm

Princethorpe College, is holding an Open Morning on Thursday 27 September from 10.30am to 12.30pm. This is a normal school working day and an excellent opportunity for Year 6 children and their parents to visit the College prior to Entrance Examinations Day on Saturday 10 November.  Pupil tour guides will be available to show visitors around the school. 

Please do spread the word amongst friends and family, all are very welcome.

Crackley Hall and Little Crackers Open Events

Thursday 22 November - 7.00pm to 8.00pm

Crackley will also be holding a Nursery and Reception Open Evening on Thursday 22 November between 7.00pm and 8.00pm, which will give parents an insight into the Early Years at Crackley Hall and Little Crackers.  Mrs Susan Glen-Roots, the Assistant Head for Early Years, will be on hand, as well as the rest of the Reception and Little Crackers Team.

This is an opportunity to look around the school see examples of activities and chidlren's work and to meet the Headmaster, Rob Duigan.

All are welcome, no need to book.

If you can't make these open events but would like to look around the school, please call our Admissions Secretary, Mrs jenny Vaughan on 01926 514410 or email and come on a day to suit you, we welcome visitors on most days.

For more information visit

Crescent School Autumn Open Events

Friday 5 October 2018 - 10.00am to 3.00pm

The Crescent School, the Foundation's junior school for 4 to 11 year olds in Bilton, Rugby, is opening its doors for an Open Day on Friday 5 October from 10.00am - 3.00pm.

This is an opportunity to look around the school on a normal working day, to meet the school's Headmaster, Joe Thackway and see the improvements that have been made to the facilities over the summer. All are welcome, no need to book.

The Crescent is also holding a Reception Open Evening on Tuesday 20 November between 7.00pm and 8.00pm, which will give parents an insight into the Early Years at Crescent and the firm foundation the school gives children for their future learning. Pathfinders, the on-site partner nursery, which has been rated ‘outstanding’ by OFSTED, will also be open on the evening should parents wish to visit.

If you can't make the open events but would like to visit the school, please call the Registrar, Mrs Helen Morley on 01788 523851 and come on a day to suit you, we welcome visitors on most days.

For more information visit

Princethorpe Sixth Form Open Evening

Wednesday 17 October 2018 - 6.30pm to 9.00pm

Year 11 pupils (Princethorpe and external) and their parents are warmly invited to the Sixth Form Open Evening on Wednesday 17 October from 6.30pm - 9.00pm. 

The evening will focus on the key events and dates in the Sixth Form application process, specific A-level subject information and advice provided by the Heads of Departments and more general information on the Sixth Form experience at Princethorpe.

The evening will include brief talks from Ed Hester, Headmaster, our Head of Sixth Form, Ben Collie, and current members of the Sixth Form. These sessions will run twice during the evening in the Theatre at 7.00pm and 8.00pm. In addition, there will be short presentations in each of the departments and the chance to talk to staff and current Sixth Formers throughout the evening.

Please do spread the word amongst friends and family, all are very welcome.

For further information please visit


Princethorpe College Entrance Examinations

Entrance Examinations for Year 7 to 10 entry to Princethorpe College in September 2019 will take place on Saturday 10 November 2018 from 9.30am to 3.30pm.

For more information on Entrance Examinations click here.

Those wishing to register for Entrance Examinations should do so as soon as possible to facilitate the gathering of references from primary schools.

Registrations forms are available in our prospectus packs or you can download a registration form here.


Princethorpe College PTA Christmas Fayre

Sunday 2 December 2018 2.00pm-4.30pm

The Princethorpe College annual Christmas Fayre takes place on Sunday 2 December 2.00pm – 4.30pm.  It is a great opportunity to come and experience the magic of Princethorpe as well as stocking up on the perfect gift for that special someone.

Organised by the College's fantastic Parent Teacher Association the Fayre offers Christmas carols, mulled wine and a dazzling array of Christmas craft stalls.  Whether visiting Santa, touring the tower or simply stocking up on that all important reindeer food, the Fayre has something for all of the family.

All are most welcome!

Sixth Form Taster Days

The College will hold specific Sixth Form Taster Days in December 2018 and January 2019 for external Year 11 pupils who might be interested in joining us for Sixth Form in September 2019.

Prospective Sixth Formers will get the chance to attend four lessons over the course of the day (sitting in on current Lower Sixth lessons), plus have time for an informal Question and Answer session with current students, a tour of the College, a short interview with Ben Collie, our Head of Sixth Form, along with time in the Sixth Form Centre for lunch and breaks. 

There will be approximately 12-16 prospective Sixth Formers from a range of schools attending the day and they will be placed in a group with 3 to 4 other current Year 11s.

If you would be interested in joining us for one of these days, please email


Old Princethorpians' Events Calendar 2018-19

We have great pleasure in unveiling the OPs' events calendar for the forthcoming academic year. By popular demand this year the programme of events has expanded to include more former parents events and the reintroduction of the Princethorpe Open at Stoneleigh Deer Park Golf Club, which will be open to OPs, current and former parents, staff and friends of the College.

The popular London and Leamington meets return with a spring pub meet in Leamington at the Royal Pug on Friday 1 March and an early summer gathering in London at the Bull Dog Bar, The Clarence, Whitehall on Friday 17 May.

The OPs' Summer Supper, a favourite event in the calendar, will take place on Friday 28 June 2019, this time celebrating the leavers of 1969, 1979, 1989, 1999 and 2009, although leavers of other years are also most welcome.

All OPs, past parents, staff and Friends of the College are welcome to participate in any or all of the events. Click here to download the calendar or visit the Old Princethorpians section at for more information on Old Princethorpians.