Princethorpe College, Leamington Road, Princethorpe, Rugby, Warwickshire, CV23 9PX
E: recruitment@princethorpe.co.uk T: 01926 634269

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Princethorpe College Rugby, Warwickshire Visit school page
Crackley Hall School Kenilworth, Warwickshire Visit school page
Crescent School Rugby, Warwickshire Visit school page
Princethorpe College
Leamington Road, Princethorpe, Rugby, Warwickshire, CV23 9PX
01926 634269

The Princethorpe Foundation, which is administered by lay trustees, provides coeducational, independent, day schooling in the Catholic tradition for some thirteen hundred children from age two to eighteen years. The senior school, Princethorpe College, (HMC 11 - 18) is about 7 miles from Leamington, Coventry and Rugby, with the junior schools, Crescent (IAPS) about seven miles away in Rugby, and Crackley Hall School (IAPS) and Little Crackers Nursery about nine miles away in Kenilworth.

Princethorpe College opened in 1966 and occupies a fine former Benedictine monastery which was built in the 1830s in 200 acres of parkland. The origins of the school date back to 1957 when the Missionaries of The Sacred Heart opened St Bede’s College in Leamington Spa; the subsequent move to Princethorpe gave an opportunity for expansion.

The school became a lay foundation in 2001, when it merged with St Joseph’s School in Kenilworth, resulting in the consolidation of a junior school and nursery on the Kenilworth campus. Crackley Hall is a significant feeder for Princethorpe. In September 2016, The Crescent School, a stand-alone prep school for seventy years in Rugby, also merged with the Princethorpe Foundation.

About one-quarter of the children at Princethorpe are Catholic and the Foundation welcomes children and staff of all denominations. The key catchment area for the school lies in a radius of about twenty-five miles, largely within the conurbations of Coventry, Leamington, Warwick, Kenilworth, Solihull, Stratford, Lutterworth, Banbury and Rugby, all of which enjoy a private bus service.

The Head of Princethorpe, Ed Hester, is Foundation Senior Head and as chief executive chairs the Foundation Executive Committee (FEC) which has responsibility for the day-to-day running of the schools and strategic planning. Financial management, estates, catering, IT systems and marketing for all schools in the foundation are resourced centrally. The head of Crackley Hall, Robert Duigan and the Head of the Crescent, Huw Marshall, are also members of the FEC.

Ed Hester is a member of HMC and the school also has membership of ISA and CISC.

The school continues with a comprehensive investment programme which over the last decade has seen a Sixth Form Centre built, Sports Centre improvements, chapel refurbishment, a new Photography department, update of IT facilities, Music department and classroom refurbishment and restoration of The Roundhouse to provide a stunning multi-purpose meeting, teaching and performing space. The Limes, a £4.5m fourteen-classroom teaching wing serving English, Modern Foreign Languages, Academic PE, IT and computing opened in September 2014. An indoor climbing wall and new fitness centre were part of the same project.

 

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