Crackley Hall School And Little Crackers Nursery Open Evening

Wednesday 26 May - 5.00pm to 7.30pm

Crackley Hall School and Little Crackers Nursery are holding an Open Evening Wednesday 26 May from 5.00pm. 

The evening will consist of a welcome from our Headmaster, Rob Duigan, and a guided tour around the school. Families will also have an opportunity to ask our Senior Leadership Team questions at the end of the visit. 

The evening will be split into two, hour-long sessions, so that we can manage numbers and adhere to government guidelines. A maximum of two family members will be able to attend with the prospective pupils.

To book your place, please click here.

For more information on admission to Crackley Hall and Little Crackers please email Jenny Vaughan at or call 01926 514410.

Crescent School Open Evening

Thursday 27 May - 5.00pm to 7.30pm

Crescent School will be hosting an Open Evening on Thursday 27 May from 5.00pm to 7.30pm for prospective families and pupils.

On arrival families will be greeted by the Head Boy and Head Girl before taking a guided tour of the school with a member of the Senior Leadership Team.  Joe Thackway, the Headmaster, will be available at the end of the tour to talk to parents and answer any questions they may have.

In order to adhere to government guidelines, the evening will be by appointment only. A maximum of two family members will be able to attend with the prospective pupils.

To register your interest please click here.

For more information on admission to the Crescent please email Helen Morley at or call 01788 523851.

Princethorpe College Open Events And Taster Sessions

Open Evening - Wednesday 9 June - 6.30pm - 9.00pm

The College Open Evening is now fully booked. Places were limited to allow us to manage the event within government guidelines. There are however plenty of other opportunities to visit the school outlined below.

Year 5 Taster Experiences - Saturday 19 June 

There are some places still available on the Year 5 Taster Experience on Saturday 19 June - 9.00am to 12.15pm or 1.30pm to 4.45pm.

Each session will involve a welcome introduction from Mr Hester, Headmaster and two taster lessons. The sessions will be carefully managed to adhere to social distancing guidelines.

Please click here to book your place.

Open Afternoon - Sunday 19 September 2021 - 2.00pm - 5.00pm

Princethorpe College is holding an Open Afternoon on Sunday 19 September 2021 from 2.00pm to 5.00pm.

Prospective pupils and their families are warmly invited to visit the College.  The Headmaster will address visitors during the afternoon and for our younger visitors, there will be many fun subject related activities around the various departments. Refreshments will be available. 

Please click here to book your place. 

Open Morning - Thursday 23 September 2021 - 10.30am to 12.30pm

The College is also holding an Open Morning in the Michaelmas Term so that prospective pupils and their families can visit on a normal school working day. It will be an excellent opportunity for Year 6 children and their parents to visit the College prior to Entrance Examinations Day on Saturday 6 November.  Pupil tour guides will be available to show visitors around the school. 

Please click here to book your place.

Year 6 Taster Experiences - Saturday 25 September 2021

The College is also offering Taster Experiences for Year 6 pupils on Saturday 25 September from 9.00am to 12.15pm or 1.30pm to 4.45pm. Each session will involve a welcome introduction from Mr Hester, Headmaster and two taster lessons.

Please click here to book your place.

For further information on admissions and entry to the College in 2022 visit our school website or speak to the Admissions Team on 01926 634201/262/297 or by email at



The Summer Art, Photography and Design Show

Thursday 24 June from 6.00pm to 8.30pm and Sunday 27 June from 2.00pm to 4.30pm

A celebration of our pupils GCSE, AS and A2 Art, Photography and Design work will take place in the College's Sixth Form Centre on Thursday 24 June from 6.00pm to 8.30pm and on Sunday 27 June from 2.00pm to 4.30pm.

The event, which is part of the Warwickshire Open Studios Summer Art Weeks 2021, includes a range of design technology projects, from resistant materials to textiles, alongside stunning art and photography work which the College is renowned for.

Comments, Paul Hubball, Head of Art, "This is a great opportunity to share our pupils' fantastic creativity with a wider audience and to welcome more art and design lovers to Princethorpe."

Added Head of Design Technology, Paul Scopes, "We look forward to welcoming all the exam pupils and their families from across Design, Art and Photography to enjoy the fruit of their labours."

All are welcome. On Thursday evening admission is free, on the Sunday admission will be £2 per car including entry to the College's Summer Fete and Motoring Festival.


Princethorpe PTA Summer Fete And Annual Motoring Festival 2021

Sunday 27 June - 2.00pm to 4.30pm

The Princethorpe PTA Summer Fete 

The Summer Fete is held in the Orchard with lots of entertainment for both children and adults alongside traditional stalls, refreshments, activities and competitions.

Please keep an eye on the PTA section of the Princethorpe website for updates and for more details of what’s on offer. 

Annual Motoring Festival

The 25th Annual Motoring Festival is open to anyone keen to bring any sort of classic, vintage, veteran or interesting vehicle along for the afternoon. There will be rally plaques for all pre-booked vehicles and awards for self-judged competitions.

The Festival is preceded by an informal morning road run of about 30 miles through the Warwickshire countryside. Vehicles taking part in the run need to arrive at Princethorpe for 11.00am. There is no charge for classic vehicles entering the festival or taking part in the road run.

Barbecued food is available for a nominal charge on return to Princethorpe at lunchtime, or feel free to bring a picnic.

Online registration for the 2021 event is now open, click here for more information.


New Pupils Induction Day And Parent Information Fair

Wednesday 30 June 2021 9.00am to 5.30pm

(Presentation to Parents, Information Fair and Tour of School from 3.30pm to 5.30pm)

The Induction Day for new pupils starting at the College in September 2021 will take place on Wednesday 30 June 2021. The day will consist of two separate events. The new pupils should arrive at school in their current school uniform for 9.00am, but no earlier than 8.45am and can be dropped off by the Sports Hall where they will be met by the Registrars.

They will spend the day getting to know Mrs Susan Harris, Head of Transition and Induction, their Head of House, meet their new Vertical Tutor Group and their teaching group. Refreshments at break and lunch will be provided.

Parents should return to the Sports Hall at 3.15pm for a prompt start at 3.30pm for their own talks and an Information Fair. Parking will be in the Orchard. There will be an introductory address by the Headmaster and senior staff and after which parents will have the opportunity to visit the Information Fair.

The Fair comprises the following;

Bus services

Music lessons 

Medical matters 


Parent Teacher Association 

Uniform - book your appointment for the shop

Following the Fair you will be rejoined by your son or daughter for refreshments outside when there will be a further opportunity to chat with Mrs Harris, the Heads of House and other members of staff and have a tour of school. The day will finish around 5.30pm

Year 7 Activity Day - Friday 3 September 2021 - 8.45am to 3.30pm

The incoming Year 7 children will get a further opportunity to get to know the College and each other a little better on their Activity Day on Friday 3 September, just before term begins on Monday 6 September.


Heritage Open Day At Princethorpe College

Sunday 12 September 2021 2.00pm - 4.30pm

Heritage Open Days, England’s biggest heritage and culture festival returns this September and Princethorpe College is once again taking part.

St Mary's Priory was one of the first Catholic buildings constructed in England after the Reformation. On Heritage Open Day the College will be offering tours of the magnificent building sharing its history, including information on 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. Today Princethorpe College is now a fully co-educational Catholic independent day school.

More information will be available on the College website and Facebook page closer to the event date.

Princethorpe College Entrance Examinations

Entrance Examinations for Year 7 to 10 entry to Princethorpe College in September 2022 will take place on Saturday 6 November 2021 from 9.30am to 3.30pm.

For more information on Entrance Examinations click here.

Those wishing to register for Entrance Examinations should do so by Friday 1 October 2021 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.