Masses At Our Lady of the Angels' Chapel, Princethorpe College And St Anne's, Wappenbury For 2020

Now that the festive season is over Fr Teddy O'Brien and the parishioners of St Anne's, Wappenbury would like to remind you that the Mass times will resume as normal from Sunday 12 January 2020.

  • St Anne’s, Wappenbury, CV33 9DW 8.30am Mass
  • Our Lady of the Angels' Chapel, Princethorpe College 10.15am Mass

Further information about St Anne's, Wappenbury please use the link

All are welcome.

Fr Teddy O'Brien MSC

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Year 5 Themed Taster Activities

We have a few remaining places still available on these forthcoming themed taster activities aimed at current Year 5 pupils, who might be interested in joining the College in September 2021:

Choral Fun Day – Saturday 18 January 2020 – 9.00am to 4.30pm

A day of free musical activities, singing tuition and team-building skills ending with a gala performance for family and friends. Light refreshments will be available for parents and children on collection.

Try Tag Rugby – Friday 24 January 2020– 4.15pm to 6.00pm

An afternoon of free tag rugby training for boys and girls on our astro, learning new skills and making friends before a mini tournament. Beginners welcome. Light refreshments will be available for spectators.

Places for both events are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. 

Please click here to book a place. The closing date for booking onto these events is Monday 13 January 2020.

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Dante Alighieri - Why Is Dante So Important? Lecture 2 - Tuesday 21 January 2020 - Reminder

Dante created a remarkable body of work, including love poetry, linguistic and political treatises, and the monumental theological and philosophical Commedia, which is also a beautiful love story.

He wrote in Latin and Italian, advocating the vernacular as a fitting subject for serious subjects, and his writings had a profound influence on the course of Italian literature.

This talk will explore some of the best poems from his Vita Nuova and stories from the Commedia with illustrations of the superb artworks inspired by them. Artists such as Blake, Flaxman, Rossetti, Rodin and others will be included.

The talk will take place at 7.30pm on Tuesday 21 January 2020 in the Sixth Form Lecture Theatre followed by wine and light refreshments in The Atrium.

Tickets may also be purchased at the door but advance notice helps catering, please. Princethorpe, Crackley Hall and Crescent School pupils free of charge. We are happy to receive provisional bookings by e-mail please, at

For a booking form please click here

Dante Lecture 3 will take place on Tuesday 12 May 2020 - please save the date.


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Crackley Hall Open Day - Reminder

Thursday 23 January - 10.00am to 3.00pm

Crackley Hall, Princethorpe's junior school and nursery in Kenilworth, is opening its doors for an Open Day on Thursday 23 January from 10.00am to 3.00pm.

This is an opportunity to look around the school and to meet staff and pupils on a normal working day. All are welcome, no need to book.

If you can't make the Open Day but would like to look around the school, please call our Admissions Secretary, Mrs Jenny Vaughan on 01926 514444 and come on a day to suit you, we welcome visitors on most days.

For more information visit

A Taste Of Teaching At Princethorpe

If you know someone who might be interested in finding out more about teaching at Princethorpe College why not encourage them to come along to our A Taste of Teaching at Princethorpe Event on Thursday 23 January 2020 from 4.30pm to 6.00pm.

They'll get a tour of the College with some of our Sixth Formers, a chance to visit their subject area and meet the Head of Department, followed by a short presentation by the Headmaster and the opportunity to ask questions of our senior team. Light refreshments will be available.

We have recently become a training school through the School Direct Scheme in partnership with the Lion Alliance and we are actively encouraging applications from those just entering the profession too.

To book onto the Taste of Teaching at Princethorpe event and to download our new Teaching at Princethorpe brochure please click here by Monday 20 January 2020.  Further information on the event will be confirmed nearer the date.

Any other questions about recruitment should be directed to or call 01926 634269.

Crescent School Open Day - Reminder

Friday 24 January - 10.00am to 3.00pm

The Crescent School, the Foundation's junior school for 4 to 11 year olds in Bilton, Rugby, is opening its doors for an Open Day on Friday 24 January from 10.00am to 3.00pm.

This is an opportunity to meet the Crescent's headmaster, Joe Thackway, see its new facilities, look around the school and to meet staff and pupils on a normal working day. All are welcome, no need to book.

If you can't make the Open Day but would like to visit the school, please call our Registrar, Mrs Helen Morley on 01788 521595 and come on a day to suit you, we welcome visitors on most days.

For more information visit

Fisher House Eucharist

Thursday 6 February 2020 - 12.15pm

On behalf of Fisher House, it is my pleasure to invite you to our House Eucharist, which takes place on Thursday 6 February in the College Chapel.

The service will be a celebration of our House community and will begin at 12.15pm.  If you are able to join us, I would recommend you aim to arrive at midday to be seated in the Chapel before the arrival of the pupils.

There will be signage to indicate where to park on the day.

We would be delighted if you could also stay at College after the service to join us for lunch. So that we can cater efficiently, please reserve places by completing the form here no later than Wednesday 5 February 2020.

We look forward to welcoming you.

Louisa Fielding
Head of House – Fisher

School Production - We Will Rock You

Thursday 6 February - Saturday 8 February
The Clarkson Theatre

It's a kinda magic!

Princethorpe College is gearing up for this year’s Musical Theatre Production, We Will Rock You School Edition.

Following on from last year’s fantastic production of Little Shop of Horrors, the worldwide smash hit musical by Queen and Ben Elton returns to Princethorpe College.

Featuring more than 20 hit Queen songs, We Will Rock You School Edition follows two revolutionaries as they try to save Rock in a post-apocalyptic world. Featuring the songs “Another One Bites the Dust,” “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “Killer Queen,” “We Will Rock You,” “Somebody To Love,” “We Are The Champions,” “Don’t Stop Me Now” and many more.

With an hilarious script, thrilling storyline and featuring 24 of the Greatest Hits of Queen, this show is guaranteed to blow your mind! This musical phenomenon is not to be missed!

Tickets for the production are priced at £5.00 (adult) and £3 (U18).  Performaces will take place on Thursday 6 February, Friday 7 February, Saturday 8 February Matinee and Saturday 8 February.  Please click on the performance you would like to attend to book tickets.  Please note there are limited seats and tickets will be allocated on a first come first served basis.



STEAM Presentation Evening

Monday 10 February 2020 - 7.00pm to 8.30pm

Our world depends on Science, Technology (including Computing), Engineering, Art and Mathematics (STEAM) and Princethorpe College is committed to helping our pupils have the aspiration, knowledge and skills to thrive, with more progressing into STEAM-related careers.

All parents and pupils are cordially invited to our STEAM Presentation Evening on Monday 10 February, to promote the value of STEAM and to encourage and support our Lower Sixth students in their STEAM-related projects.

The evening will run from 7.00pm until 8.30pm in the Sixth Form Lecture Theatre with refreshments throughout the evening.  First, you are invited to watch three ten-minute presentations delivered by our Year 13 Extended Project students on STEAM-related projects that they have completed. Following this, you will have the chance to wander around the Atrium, where pupils in Year 12 will present their work in progress for their Extended Project and Design Technology investigations.

If any parents have expertise in this area and would like to consider becoming a STEAM Ambassador for Princethorpe, please do let us know on our online form below. We are keen for you to help ignite an interest in STEAM subjects, to help our students explore STEAM subjects in innovative and inventive ways outside the curriculum, and to provide a platform to extend our pupils’ learning.

All who attend this presentation evening, both parents and pupils, will play a crucial role in giving valuable feedback to the students to help them develop their work so that they may consider further study of STEAM subjects and progression into related careers, inspiring the next generation of STEAM professionals.

To assist with our planning and catering arrangements we would ask you to fill in the brief on-line form which can be accessed here.

OPs Rugby Pub Meet

Friday 6 March 2020 - 6.30pm to 10.30pm

The OPs annual Pub Meet will take place at Inside the 22, on Lawrence Sheriff Street in Rugby.

The OPs Commitee will be laying on a delicious, complimentary hot and cold buffet and welcome drink, so do let us know if you can join us by visiting Princethorpe Connect or email us at

Partners and friends are most welcome. We look forward to seeing you there! 





Irish Night With Live Ceilidh Band - Reminder

Saturday 14 March - 7.30pm onwards

Don’t miss this fabulous night out in support of our Malawi 2020 project with an Irish dancing display, live Ceilidh band and auction. There will be a two course meal and drink included in the ticket price. Early bird tickets are still available for £25 per person or a table of ten for £220.

Amazing raffle with superb prizes and cash bar all evening. 

Please reserve tickets with Marion Mitchell at

See our JustGiving page to find out more about the Classrooms for Malawi project at Lauderdale School here.



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Save The Date - Careers Fair 2020

Saturday 21 March 2020 - 10.00am to 1.00pm

Plans for the College’s Careers Fair on Saturday 21 March are taking shape. The bi-annual event is open to Year 10 to Sixth Form pupils and their parents. It provides a ‘one stop careers shop’ with a wide range of speakers and organisations on hand to offer advice and guidance.

The Careers Fair will run from 10.00am to 1.00pm and, as well as a keynote presentation, attendees will be able to attend up to three workshops depending on their personal interests and visit an exhibition zone, with stalls from many well-known companies, charities, institutions, universities and gap year organisations.

Head of Careers, Jacqui Quinney comments, “Do put saturday 21 March in your diary, registrations will open in February and there will be plenty to interest and inform our pupils and their parents."


Glow For Myton - Around The World In 5km Fundraiser To Take Place At Princethorpe

Saturday 28 March 2020 - Arrive from 6.30pm - Walk from 9.00pm

Princethorpe is delighted to be hosting a major fundraising event for the charity Myton Hospice on Saturday 28 March 2020.

Glow For Myton - Around The World In 5km is a night walk that will wind its way through the beautiful grounds of the College campus, taking in the sights and sounds of some of the world’s best celebrations along the way. Myton Hospice has been running sponsored night walks for a number of years in city centre locations. The events have proved so popular that the charity started looking for a new venue and Princethorpe College was delighted to step in. Ideally situated midway between the charity’s three hospices in Coventry, Warwick and Rugby, Myton Hospice is hoping to attract hundreds of walkers from across Warwickshire for what it is describing as its biggest and best Glow fundraiser ever.

The 5km walk will begin and end in the Orchard where there will be entertainment and food available both before and after the event. The route will take walkers off around the College grounds. There will be plenty of volunteer marshals to cheer all the walkers on and along the way will be exciting zones showcasing festivals and cultural celebrations from around the world including Oktoberfest, Chinese New Year and the Holi Colour Festival. The event isn’t timed, instead it is all about enjoying the experience and the sights and sounds laid on for the event.

Comments Clare Cropp, Myton’s Community and Events Fundraising Manager, “We are hoping to raise £60,000 from this event and are really looking forward to holding it at Princethorpe. The event is already generating a lot of interest and we’re very grateful to the College for so generously supporting us.”

Glow For Myton - Around The World In 5km is open to all, and pupils and parents are encouraged to sign up for the event at the early bird price of £15 for adults and £10 for children on the charity’s website here. (Children of all ages are welcome but under 18s must be accompanied by an adult.)

The event is sure to be great fun for a good cause so we are hoping lots of families and friends of the Foundation will want to get involved.