Sixth Form Open Evening

Wednesday 17 October 2018 - 6.30pm to 9.00pm

Year 11 pupils and their parents are warmly invited to the Sixth Form Open Evening on Wednesday 17 October 2017 from 6.30pm to 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 general information on the Sixth Form experience at Princethorpe.

It will include brief talks from Ed Hester, Ben Collie, Head of Sixth Form, and some current members of the Sixth Form. These sessions will run twice during the evening at 7.00pm and 8.00pm in our newly refurbished Clarkson Theatre. In addition, there will be short presentations in each of the departments during the evening and presentations on our CoRE Enrichment Programme and Extended Project Qualifications which are now undertaken by all our Lower Sixth in the Sixth Form Lecture Theatre.

Please enter the building via the Sixth Form glazed link and collect your programme and name badges for the evening in the cloister corridor near the Main Dining Room.

External candidates are very welcome at the event, so please do help spread the word.

A letter containing further information and a copy of the Sixth Form Admissions 2019 Information Booklet has been posted to parents and Year 11 pupils.

Entrance Examinations Day For September 2019 Entry (Years 7 to 10)

Saturday 10 November 2018 - 9.30am to 3.30pm

Entrance Examinations for Year 7, 8, 9 and 10 will take place on Saturday 11 November 2017 from 9.30am to 3.30pm, with an additional session on Monday 13 November due to demand. More information is available on our website, click here.

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

Registration forms are available from the Registrar, Mrs Vanessa Rooney on 01926 634201 or email

Prize Giving Ceremony - RSVP Reminder

Friday 16 November 2018

Invitations have now been posted; thank you to everyone who has already replied. 

The RSVP date is Friday 19 October and early responses are much appreciated; if you have received an invitation and have not already responded, please reply by clicking on the link below:

Please click here to RSVP.


Year 11 Parents' GCSE Revision Evening

Monday 26 November 2018 - 6.00pm to 7.30pm

The College is delighted to welcome back Martin Griffin, co-author of the GCSE Mindset for a GCSE Revision Evening aimed at Year 11 parents. 

During the evening Martin will explore the key principles of having a positive and proactive learning mindset and share tools and strategies for effective coaching and intervention. He will equip parents with practical ideas and strategies to support their children throughout their GCSE courses.

This promises to be an invaluable evening and we would urge all Year 11 parents to attend.  Please see the article under the Academic heading for further information and follow the link to confirm your attendance.

Crackley Hall Nursery And Reception Open Evening

Thursday 22 November 2018 - 7.00pm to 8.00pm 

Crackley Hall, Princethorpe's junior school and nursery in Kenilworth, is holding a Nursery and Reception Open Evening on Thursday 22 November 2018 from 7.00pm to 8.00pm.

This is an opportunity to gain an insight into the Early Years at Crackley Hall and Little Crackers.  Parents will be able to look around the school, see examples of children's work and activities and to talk to the Headmaster, Rob Duigan, and Assistant Head Early Years and Key Stage 1, Susan Glen-Roots and meet members of the Nursery and Reception Team. 

All are welcome, no need to book.

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

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Crescent School Reception Open Evening

Tuesday 20 November 2018 - 7.00pm to 8.00pm

The Foundation's Junior School in Rugby, the Crescent School, is holding a dedicated Reception Open Evening on Tuesday 20 November from 7.00pm to 8.00pm.

The evening is aimed at giving parents an insight into the Early Years at Crescent and the firm foundation the school gives children for their future learning. The Crescent's partner on site day nursery, Pathfinders, which has been rated ‘outstanding’ by OFSTED, will also be open on the evening should you wish to visit. 

There is no need to book and light refreshments will be available. All are welcome, so please do help spread the word.

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

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Parents Reading Group

Wednesday 7 November 2018 at 7.30pm

Our meeting this month involved a discussion of The Gustav Sonata by Rose Tremain.  The novel paints a picture of post-war Europe with its prejudices and challenges.  At the centre of the novel is a fraught and ultimately unfulfilling relationship between two men from very different backgrounds who meet in childhood.  This is an easy read reflecting some careful research, but is rather tentative in its exploration of big themes including antisemitism and homosexuality.  Whilst we enjoyed it, we felt more could have been made of the material which needed bolder treatment and a tighter plot. 

Our next meeting is on Wednesday 7 November in the library at 7.30pm.  We will be discussing The Heart’s Invisible Furies by John Boyne which comes highly recommended by those who have read it.  Please join us whether or not you have read this book.  We are a friendly group of readers who welcome newcomers and are always ready to try new reading recommendations.

Chris Kerrigan
Head of English