Calendar Of Events

The school is running a reduced calendar of events as we work within the requirements of social distancing restrictions. Events for the Michaelmas 2020 Term can be found on the College website or on My School Portal.

A summary of upcoming events can also be found below:

  • Deadline For Registration For Entrance Examinations - Friday 4 December
  • College Feast Day - Tuesday 8 December
  • Parents' Carol Service - Monday 14 December - 7.00pm
  • Last day of the Michaelmas Term, Christmas Jumper Day, Christmas Lunch - Tuesday 15 December

College Feast Day

Tuesday 8 December 2020

College Feast Day is fast approaching and will take place on Tuesday 8 December. This is a celebration involving the whole of the College community, marking the day back in 1854 that the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart were founded and the Feast of the Immaculate Conception.

To celebrate, there will be a Feast Day Prize Giving during Tutor Time, followed by Feast Day celebrations during period 3.

Pupils will be asked to wear their house shirts on the day, along with their normal school trousers or skirts.  Pupils who are due to be wearing PE kit should ensure that they have their house shirts with them.  

Christmas Jumper Day and Christmas Lunch will both take place on the last day of term, Tuesday 15 December 2020.

Beth Sharpe
Deputy Head - Pastoral




Christmas Lunch

Tuesday 15 December 2020

Pupils will be able to enjoy a festive Christmas lunch on the last day of term, Tuesday 15 December.

Tickets will be on sale from Monday 7 December and are available until Friday 11 December. Tickets cost £5.50 and can be purchased via the Year Group dining outlets during this period. 

Please note the tickets will be colour coded by Year Group and can only be bought within the Year Group dining areas.

Andrew Williams
General Manager - Holroyd Howe

Virtual Carol Service

Monday 14 December - from 7.00pm

Parents and friends of the College are invited to a special Virtual Carol Service in the College Chapel on Monday 14 December at 7.00pm.

As we will be unable to gather together in person, we are producing a pre-recorded video for our Parents' Carol Service. The festive service will follow the traditional format, including readings and hymns retelling the Christmas story.

We very much hope you will join us for this celebration of the season.

A link to the video will be shared with parents on Monday 14 December. 




Christmas Eve - Virtual First Mass Of Christmas

Thursday 24 December 2020 - 9.00pm to 10.00pm

This year the First Mass of Christmas will be a virtual celebration from Princethorpe's Our Lady of the Angels Chapel via a live Facebook stream.

Fr Teddy O'Brien MSC will offer the Mass for the Princethorpe community including Old Princethorpians, friends of the College and St Anne's Parish, Wappenbury.

More details of how to connect live with the Mass on Christmas Eve will be published in the next edition of the Flagpole on Friday 18 December.

Virtual Arts Society Lent Lecture - Sir Wilfred Thesiger - Reminder

Thursday 21 January 2021 - 7.30pm

The Arts Society are delighted to welcome back Dr Nick Baker, former archivist of Princethorpe College to give its Lent Lecture - a virtual presentation on the life and times of Sir Wilfred Thesiger.

A quintessential English explorer, Sir Wilfred Thesiger was the last and greatest of that small band of travellers who sought out the secrets of the desert in the years before Arabia was transformed forever by the oil beneath her sands.

The talk will take place online at 7.30pm on Thursday 21 January 2021. If you would like to attend please register at

Further details of how to join the online event will be sent out nearer the time.


Entrance Examinations Day For September 2021 Entry (Years 7 to 10)

Saturday 23 January 2021

Entrance Examinations for September 2021 entry to the College for Years 7 to 10 will take place on Saturday 23 January 2021. More information is available on our website here.

The deadline for registering for the exams is today (Friday 4 December). If you have missed the deadline please speak to our Admissions Team as soon as possible next week on 01926 634201/262/297 or by email at

PTA Burns Night - Save The Date

Friday 29 January 2021

Our first 2021 PTA online event will be celebrating the infamous Scottish Burns Night. 

More information will be coming out shortly so please keep your diary free for what promises to be an enjoyable evening.

We are always looking for volunteers so if you would like to help at this or any future event, please sign up here at the Ptasocial website or email us at

You can also follow us on Twitter - @PincethorpePta, Instagram - @princethorpepta or Facebook - Princethorpe PTA

Parents' Reading Group - Reminder

The Parents' Reading Group has been running for many years now. A group of parents get together once a month to discuss a book we have all previously agreed on. It's an opportunity for readers to share their reading interests with others and to pick up suggestions to broaden their own reading. We are very eclectic in our tastes and completely unpretentious. We'd welcome newcomers and can guarantee all a warm and friendly welcome when we are once again able to meet.

As circumstances will not permit us to meet at present many of us have kept in touch about books via email.  Please let me know if you’d like to be on the reading group emailing list ( and I’ll add you to it. We look forward to welcoming a few new faces when permitted to meet, but until then we’ll continue to share reading suggestions via email.

Chris Kerrigan
Head of English