Co-Curricular Activities

I would like to take this opportunity to remind you, particularly those new to Princethorpe College, about the wide variety of co-curricular activities and clubs that are on offer during lunchtime and after school. Whether it’s drama or archery, cooking or robotics we cater for a wide variety of interests. 

All co-curricular activites are listed at the front of the Michaelmas 2019 Termly Calendar which you will have received by post during the summer.  Alternatively, click here to view an electronic version. 

You are not required to pre-book however some activities and clubs operate on an invitation only basis. If you have any questions about an activity or club, please speak to the teacher in question listed.

I hope that you have all had a great break over the summer and look forward to seeing you back and welcoming our new pupils on Monday 2 September.

Neil McCollin
Acting Assistant Head - Co-Curricular

Peripatetic Music Lessons

Thank you for the applications for individual music lessons received to date; tuition will commence during the second week of term from Monday 9 September. The instrumental teachers will contact you in the next few days to confirm the day/time/room of the first lesson. Lessons are charged at £17.50 per half hour individual lesson. Please can all parents return the invoice payment and the ‘new pupils’ Teacher/Parent contract and Privacy Statement to the teacher by the first lesson date at the very latest.

I would appreciate it if you would encourage some practise at home before the initial lesson and ask your child to bring along a piece of music to play to their teacher (this helps establish positive relationships between pupil and teacher as the pupil is ‘in charge’ of their own learning and lessons can then progress from such a meeting of minds). All musical instruments must be clearly named on both the case (try a strong suitcase label or dog tag) and instrument, if possible, and then stored safely either in the pupil’s locker or music store cupboard in the morning. Sheet music should be kept flat in a music bag; these are available to purchase from the school shop. Instruments must not be left around school at any time.

If you have not yet arranged music lessons and are interested in individual tuition for your son/daughter then please can you contact me either by email at or by direct phone line on 01926 634268.

Felicity Coulson
Peripatetic Music Co-ordinator

Duke Of Edinburgh Award 2019-20 – Parents Information Evening

Tuesday 17 September 7.00pm - 8.00pm

There will be a presentation detailing information for parents of pupils interested in enrolling in the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme on Tuesday 17 September, 7.00pm - 8.00pm, in the Clarkson theatre.

Parents of Year 9 pupils are particularly welcome as we hope to recruit the whole year group to complete their bronze award this year.   

Here is a reminder of the eligibility criteria:


Award Stage  Age Requirement
Bronze Year 9
Silver Year 10 and 11

16 years old

(must be in the Sixth Form)


Will Bower
Head of Outdoor Education