New Pupils Induction Day And Information Fair

Wednesday 26 June 2024 - 9.00am to 4.45pm
(Presentation to Parents and Information Fair from 3.30pm to 4.30pm)

The Induction Day for new pupils starting at the College in September 2024 will take place on Wednesday 26 June 2024. 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, Mr du Toit, and senior staff, after which parents will have the opportunity to visit the Information Fair.

The Fair comprises the following;

  • Bus services
  • Music lessons
  • Medical matters
  • Catering
  • Parent Teacher Association
  • Uniform - book your appointment for the shop
  • Team Super Sports Holiday Camps

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.  The day will finish around 4.45pm.

Year 7 Activity Day - Monday 2 September 2024 - 9.30am to 4.00pm

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 Monday 2 September, just before term begins on Tuesday 3 September.

Year 9 And 10 Girls In STEM Day At The British Motor Museum - Reminder

Wednesday 26 June 2024

The British Motor Museum is proud to host a special Girls in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) Day on Wednesday 26 June, for pupils in Years 9 and 10. As well as being an inspirational day for female scientists and engineers of the future, it will be an exciting day of immersive and interactive learning in a unique setting, surrounded by an amazing collection of historic British cars.

The day will begin with an exclusive keynote presentation and Q&A with Louise Reynolds, Director of Procurement at Aston Martin, who will share her story as a woman in STEM and her route into her senior role. Pupils will also have the chance to meet racing driver Eliza Seville, winner of Formula Woman 2022, to discover what it takes to be a successful woman in motorsport.

Pupils will enjoy an interactive women in motoring-themed tour, put their engineering skills to the test with some interactive STEM challenges, take control of remote-controlled Jaguar D-types, master Sphero coding ‘bots with our partners the STEM Ambassadors from MoD Kineton and try their hand at a motorsport pit stop challenge.

To continue their learning back at home or school, pupils will also have a goody bag containing two STEM activities including a salt powered car kit to take away.

  • The cost will be covered by the Princethorpe College STEAM budget and will be free to pupils.
  • To apply, please Teams message or email at a maximum of 200 words, outlining why you would like to attend.
  • Closing date for applications is today, Friday 17 May 2024 and places are limited.
Dan Lee
Head of Physics and STEAM Co-ordinator




View Gallery

Parents Book Club

Wednesday 26 June - 7.00pm to 8.30pm

Last meeting we decided to read Frances Quinn's That Bonesetter Woman, a novel set in the 1700s where our protagonist has to fight the patriarchy to follow her ambition in becoming a bone setter. Loosely based on a true story, it was fascinating to read how setting bones was managed in this period. Durie, the bonesetter, certainly captured our hearts as we followed a determined young woman who bravely faced everything life threw at her. Recommend by all in the group. 

Next book up this month is A Game of Lies by Clare Mackintosh. Set on the border of England and Wales, mystery and deception unravels as the contestants in a reality TV show try to work out who is lying and what happens when we lie to ourselves. 

In addition to these books, my personal recommend is Queen Macbeth by VaVal McDermid who takes on this formidable character in a reimagining of Shakespeare’s archetypal scheming wife. An outstanding read in my view. 

We will meet for the last time this academic year on Wednesday 26 June in the Library. Please do join us for some good-natured discussion.

Contact me at if you need anymore information. 

Jessica Newborough
Head Of House (More) and Teacher of English 
View Gallery

Summer Art, Photography And Design Show - Reminder

Thursday 27 June from 6.00pm to 8.30pm and Sunday 30 June from 2.00pm to 4.30pm

A celebration of our pupils' GCSE and A-level Art, Photography and Design work will take place in the Sixth Form Centre on Thursday 27 June from 6.00pm to 8.30pm and on Sunday 30 June from 2.00pm to 4.30pm.

A range of design and technology projects, from resistant materials to textiles, will be showcased alongside the stunning art and photography work 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."

Adds Head of Design and 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 Fête and Motoring Festival. 

Light refreshments will be available on the Thursday. If you are planning to attend on that evening, it would be helpful for catering purposes if you could complete the form here.

The event is part of Warwickshire Open Studios' Summer Art Weeks.

PTA Summer FĂȘte And 27th Annual Motor Festival - Reminder

Sunday 30 June 2024 - 2.00pm to 4.30pm

Our Summer Fête is fast approaching and we are planning lots of fun activities and entertainment for all ages, plus our ever-popular shopping village with a fabulous array of stalls.

This year, there will be the traditional selection of school supported charity stalls, and external stalls selling a range of high-quality crafts, cakes and jewellery and we will also be welcoming “Alpaca Pals”, an opportunity to get up close and personal with these gorgeous animals. We'll be firing up the BBQ, and for those of you who find days like this thirsty work we'll be providing a tempting selection of drinks in the refreshment tent, including Gin, Prosecco, Pimms, Beer and soft drinks. The Motoring Festival will be celebrating its 27th year and there will be the traditional stunning display of vehicles for visitors to admire.

As in previous years, the Princethorpe Summer Art, Photography and Design Show will be open to all our visitors in the Sixth Form Centre – please do go and have a look – the talent of our GCSE and A-level pupils is always amazing.


One of the highlights of this event is the Princethorpe Raffle, featuring fantastic prizes generously donated by local businesses and stall holders, all presented by Mr du Toit on the day. In a new approach this year, raffle books are colour-coded with school house colours, incentivising sales with house points. Each pupil will have already received two books distributed by form tutors, with additional tickets available from the Pupil Hub. All sold ticket stubs and cash should be returned to the Pupil Hub, where house points will be calculated and awarded accordingly. Tickets, as always, will be available to purchase on the day.

Your continued support is greatly appreciated.

Fancy hosting a stall?

Do you or someone you know have a unique product to sell, a fun game to run, or an engaging activity to share? Whether you are a student, staff member, parent or guardian, or maybe you know someone who may be interested, then we are excited to invite you to participate in our upcoming Summer Fête! This is a fantastic opportunity to showcase your creativity, talents, and entrepreneurial spirit by hosting a stall. Your involvement will not only contribute to the success of the event but also provide a great way to connect with the community and support our school. If you're interested, please contact for more details on how to secure your spot. Let's make this Summer Fete unforgettable together!

Your help is needed!

Our popular Bottle Tombola, Water to Wine and Preloved Uniform stalls rely on your generous donations so please dig deep (or peer into the back of the cupboard) and send your donations into the Pupil Hub by the morning of Friday 28 June. Please ensure all preloved uniform is clean and has plenty of wear left. Thank you.


We rely heavily on the PTA volunteers to run this event and we are always on the lookout for more helpers, so if you can assist in any way on the day, even for half an hour, we would really like to hear from you!  Please email us at to register your interest. 

We do hope that you are able to come along to support this fun, family event and share in the special atmosphere at Princethorpe.

Many thanks

Jules Mold
PTA Chair                                                          

New Summer Holiday Camps - 10% Early Bird Discount Ends Sunday 9 June

Monday 15 July to Friday 23 August, 8.00am to 5.00pm

We are thrilled to team up with Team Super Sports to offer an action-packed summer experience for children aged 5 to 16 years. From Monday 15 July to Friday 23 August, our Holiday Camps will run from 8.00am to 5.00pm.

Children aged 7 to 16 can choose from a variety of sports, including rugby, cricket, football, gymnastics, netball, hockey, and tennis to create their own personalised sports camp! For our younger campers (ages 5 to 7), along with sport we’ve got arts, crafts, and dance activities to keep them engaged and having a blast!

Why Team Super Sports? They’re experts in sport and multi-activity holiday camps, providing top-level coaching for all abilities.

Click here to visit the Team Super Sports website to secure your child’s spot.

Camps are priced at £37 per day, with an extra 10% discount for early bird bookings before Sunday 9 June. Sibling discounts and flexible booking options available!

Princethorpe College Open Afternoon And Year 6 Taster Days

Sunday 15 September 2024 - 2.00pm to 5.00pm

Princethorpe will be holding its annual Open Afternoon on Sunday 15 September from 2.00pm to 5.00pm. All are welcome to visit the College and for younger visitors, there will be many fun subject related activities organised by the departments.

The Headmaster will address visitors in the Chapel during the afternoon and refreshments will be available. 

To book your place please click here.

Year 6 Taster Days - Tuesday 17, Thursday 19 and Wednesday 25 September

Our Year 6 Taster Days are aimed at Year 6 pupils who wish to join the College in September 2024 and who have not already attended a Year 5 Taster Day. 

Taster Days are available on:

  • Tuesday 17 September 2024
  • Thursday 19 September 2024
  • Wednesday 25 September 2024

Taster Days typically involve lessons, a question and answer session with some of our current pupils and a chance to talk to the Headmaster, Mr du Toit. They run from 9.30am to 3.00pm. Snacks and lunch are provided and there is no charge for the day.

To book your place click here.