Calendar Of Events

Our events programme carries on with many events going online for the first half of the Lent 2021 Term, for more details see the College website or My School Portal.

A summary of upcoming key events can also be found below:

  • Year 11 and Upper Sixth Mock Exams - wc 11 January 2021
  • Lower Sixth speaker - Jordan King, Old Princethorpian and racing driver - Thursday 14 January 2021
  • Arts Society Lecture - Dr Nick Baker - Sir Wilfrid Thesiger, Explorer, Writer and Photographer - Thursday 21 January 2021
  • Entrance Examinations for September 2021 entry - Saturday 23 January 2021
  • GCSE Options Evening - Thursday 11 February 2021
  • Virtual Careers Fair - Saturday 20 March 2021

Crackley Hall And Little Crackers Virtual Open Evening

Tuesday 12 January 2021 - 6.30pm to 7.30pm

Crackley Hall School and Little Crackers Nursery will be hosting a Virtual Open Evening on Tuesday 12 January 2021 from 6.30pm to 7.30pm.

This will give prospective families an insight into the many aspects of school life at Crackley Hall and Little Crackers and the firm foundation they give children for their future learning.

For more information and to register for the event please click here or contact the Admissions Secretary, Mrs Jenny Vaughan on 01926 514410 or by email

Crescent School Virtual Open Evening

Thursday 14 January 2021 - 6.30pm to 7.30pm

Crescent School will be hosting a Virtual Open Evening on Thursday 14 January 2021 from 6.30pm to 7.30pm.

This will give prospective families an insight into life at the Crescent and the firm foundation they give children for their future learning.

For more information and to register for the event please click here or contact the Registrar, Mrs Helen Morley on 01788 523851 or by email

Daily Mass From St Anne's, Wappenbury, Via Facebook at 9.30am

Fr Teddy O'Brien MSC offers Mass for the Princethorpe community including Old Princethorpians, friends of the College and St Anne's Parish, Wappenbury at 9.30am every morning, via Facebook, from St Anne's Catholic Church, Wappenbury.

If you wish to join in this daily Act of Worship please use the  link for Facebook here

Regrettably due to the current Covid-19 restrictions the church is closed.


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Arts Society Lent Lecture - Sir Wilfred Thesiger, Explorer, Writer And Photographer

Thursday 21 January 2021 - 7.30pm to 8.30pm (Online) 

The Arts Society's Lent Term 2021 lecture will be presented by former Princethorpe archivist, Rev Nick Baker on Sir Wilfred Thesiger, Explorer, Writer and Photographer.

The lecture will take place online, through Zoom and will last approximately one hour. There will be an opportunity to ask questions afterwards. Links will be sent out approximately 24 hours beforehand.

Wilfred Thesiger (1910-2003) is considered to have been one of the greatest explorers of the twentieth century. Born in Addis Ababa, he spent his early years in Abyssinia (now Ethiopia), and was later educated at Eton College and Oxford University. He returned to Abyssinia during the Second World War, and in due course served with the newly created SAS.

Thesiger spent almost sixty years of his life travelling through some of the most inhospitable areas on this planet, including the Arabian peninsula and western Asia. These travels were communicated to a wide audience through books such as Arabian Sands (1959) and The Marsh Arabs (1964), and were often accompanied by the photographs Thesiger took along the way.

Thesiger’s manuscripts are now housed at Eton College, whereas his collection of negatives and prints, together with his artefacts, are under the care of the Pitt Rivers Museum, Oxford.

This talk will endeavour to provide an introduction to Thesiger’s life and legacy. You will be invited to look at remote countries and peoples through the eyes of this remarkable individual.

There is no charge for this lecture

To register your interest in this event please use the link here.





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PTA Burns Night - Save The Date - Reminder

Friday 29 January 2021

Our first 2021 PTA online event will be celebrating the famous 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 - @PrincethorpePta, 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