Calling All Horse Riders!

Princethorpe is looking for more riders to join the College's Equestrian Team.

If you own, or have access to, your own horse or pony there are school competitions you could participate in. Most abilities are catered for, from grassroots level right up to 1.10m show jumping, Intro to Medium dressage, One and Two Day Events and Arena Eventing, so there is something for everyone! The key ingredient is enthusiasm and a willingness to have a go!

We are having a meeting for pupils, parents and helpers after school on Tuesday 5 March at 4.15pm in the Sixth Form Lecture Theatre.

In previous years Princethorpe teams have had success at National Championships, as well as having a lot of fun along the way, so if you would like to find out more please come along!

If you can’t come, but would be keen to get involved please email

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Families Needed To Host Dutch Pupils

We are continuing with the process of organising the return visit of our Dutch hosts from October 2018. We are looking forward to reciprocating the fantastic experience which our pupils received during our four night experience with the players from Hopbel Hockey club. The return dates are from the evening of Saturday 27 April through to the morning of Wednesday 1 May.

The girls and boys (mainly girls) are a variety of ages, between 12 and 15.  This may be of interest if your child would like to attend the Holland visit in October 2019, however this invitation is open to all families and we appreciate all help offered.  In order to host, we are looking for families who can offer a bed to a pair (or more) of dutch visitors and are willing to entertain and involve them in your family life for the four nights. We will organise an itinerary of fixtures, activities during the school day and a BBQ for our guests with their host families on the final evening. We will let you know who the other host families are so that you can organize other events together if you wish. Transport to school will be through the normal way which your children comes to school (we will supply the bus tickets for the Dutch visitors) but they will need to be picked up after fixtures each day from College.

Due to requisite safeguarding checks, all adults within the household must hold a DBS certificate sent for by the Princethorpe Foundation, even if they currently have a DBS certificate from another employer or had a DBS for the exchange last year. If they have subscribed to the DBS Update Service, please do let us know. To allow plenty of time for the DBS certificates to be received before the tour, we strongly recommend that you book an appointment with our Recruitment Co-ordinators at preferably during Half Term, 18 to 22 February 2019, to ensure we receive the DBS certificates back in plenty of time for the tour. It should only take 15 minutes per person to apply for the DBS certificates.  Alternative weekday appointments are also available and if you have any queries, please do contact Keren Andrews or Claire Lloyd on 01926 634269.  Please see the attached entitled ‘Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks’ for the documentation required. 

Once we know the host families we will start to ask more questions about your homes such as if you have pets, which bus route do you use in the mornings etc so that we can appropriately match host families and Dutch visitors. 

Many thanks for your continued support of Princethorpe sport and we hope that you can continue this by hosting some Dutch guests in April. 

Neil McCollin
Foundation Director of Sport

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