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The Princethorpe Foundation

A shared ethos

The Princethorpe Foundation welcomes children of all faiths and backgrounds and provides
co-educational, independent day schooling with a strong Christian ethos for children aged two to eighteen years.

The Princethorpe Foundation welcomes children of all faiths and backgrounds and provides co-educational, independent day schooling with a strong Christian ethos.

We support and nurture some 1,300 children from age two to eighteen years, through Little Crackers Nursery, Crackley Hall School, Crescent School and Princethorpe College.

Princethorpe College and Crackley Hall School, are the only Catholic independent senior and junior school in the county. The Crescent School in Bilton, Rugby, joined the Foundation in September 2016. 

Our schools are characterised by their strong Christian ethos and pride themselves on providing a caring, stimulating environment in which children’s individual needs can be met and their talents, confidence and self-esteem developed. We aim to encourage a lifelong love of learning and an understanding of moral values, and to put young people on the road to happy and fulfilled lives.

News & Stories

  • Headmaster Shares Princethorpe's Vision For the Future

    15 Mar19/03/15 00:00:00 Princethorpe

    Yesterday evening, Thursday 14 March, Headmaster, Ed Hester, shared the College's vision for the future for the next...

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  • College 1st VII Girls Crowned National ISA Netball Champions

    13 Mar19/03/13 00:00:00 Princethorpe

    A sensational weekend of netball saw the College 1st VII Girls crowned champions at the prestigious Independent School A...

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  • Musical And Movie Tunes Make For A Magical Orchestral Day

    08 Mar19/03/08 00:00:00 Crescent

    On Tuesday 5 March, Crescent School welcomed musicians from fellow Foundation junior school, Crackley Hall, for an orche...

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  • Oli Thomas Celebrates England Hockey Call Up

    07 Mar19/03/07 14:55:28 Princethorpe

    Princethorpe College Year 11, Oli Thomas, made his England Hockey debut when he played for the winning U16 team in a mat...

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  • Crackley Hall School Adds An Extra Reception Class For September 2019 In Response To Parent Demand

    04 Mar19/03/04 00:00:00 Crackley

    Crackley Hall School will be adding an extra Reception class for pupils starting in September 2019 after seeing an incre...

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  • 24 Mar19/03/24 13:45:00 @CrackleyHallSch

    RT @PrincethorpeCol: We're looking forward to welcoming visitors to our Open Afternoon today! Join us from 2.00pm to 5.00pm when you'll be...

  • 23 Mar19/03/23 08:37:37 @CrackleyHallSch

    RT @PrincethorpeCol: Some fantastic vacancies available across the Foundation at present for Teachers of PE and Girls' Games, Mathematics,...

  • 21 Mar19/03/21 15:15:34 @CrackleyHallSch

    Our new look website has officially launched! Featuring beautiful design, clear navigation, dynamic news/social feeds and of course wonderful photography by @marcusperkins! Thank you @e4education for all your work on this project #crackleyandme https://t.co/jRDImhOkCA

  • 21 Mar19/03/21 08:58:08 @CrackleyHallSch

    RT @e4education: To view all of the fantastic websites within the Princethorpe Foundation, please click here: @PrincethorpeCol - https://t...

  • 21 Mar19/03/21 08:55:42 @CrackleyHallSch

    RT @e4education: We are proud to announce the official launch of the stunning Princethorpe Foundation, @PrincethorpeCol, @CrescentSchRug, @...

  • 24 Mar19/03/24 13:45:00 @CrackleyHallSch

    RT @PrincethorpeCol: We're looking forward to welcoming visitors to our Open Afternoon today! Join us from 2.00pm to 5.00pm when you'll be...

  • 23 Mar19/03/23 08:37:37 @CrackleyHallSch

    RT @PrincethorpeCol: Some fantastic vacancies available across the Foundation at present for Teachers of PE and Girls' Games, Mathematics,...

  • 21 Mar19/03/21 15:15:34 @CrackleyHallSch

    Our new look website has officially launched! Featuring beautiful design, clear navigation, dynamic news/social feeds and of course wonderful photography by @marcusperkins! Thank you @e4education for all your work on this project #crackleyandme https://t.co/jRDImhOkCA

  • 21 Mar19/03/21 08:58:08 @CrackleyHallSch

    RT @e4education: To view all of the fantastic websites within the Princethorpe Foundation, please click here: @PrincethorpeCol - https://t...

  • 21 Mar19/03/21 08:55:42 @CrackleyHallSch

    RT @e4education: We are proud to announce the official launch of the stunning Princethorpe Foundation, @PrincethorpeCol, @CrescentSchRug, @...

  • 24 Mar19/03/24 13:45:12 @CrescentSchRug

    RT @PrincethorpeCol: We're looking forward to welcoming visitors to our Open Afternoon today! Join us from 2.00pm to 5.00pm when you'll be...

  • 21 Mar19/03/21 15:16:50 @CrescentSchRug

    Our new look website has officially launched! Featuring beautiful design, clear navigation, dynamic news/social feeds and of course wonderful photography by @marcusperkins! Thank you @e4education for all your work on this project #littleschoolbigambitions https://t.co/KNf5uk7cyC

  • 21 Mar19/03/21 08:58:06 @CrescentSchRug

    RT @e4education: To view all of the fantastic websites within the Princethorpe Foundation, please click here: @PrincethorpeCol - https://t...

  • 21 Mar19/03/21 08:55:37 @CrescentSchRug

    RT @e4education: We are proud to announce the official launch of the stunning Princethorpe Foundation, @PrincethorpeCol, @CrescentSchRug, @...

  • 20 Mar19/03/20 09:31:00 @CrescentSchRug

    Super huge good luck to the U11 Boys competing in the #IAPSHockey National finals today. #tryyourbest #havefun @iapsuk https://t.co/inLjIVtNwW

  • 25 Mar19/03/25 16:59:24 @PrincethorpeCol

    @isaschools Our new look website has officially launched! Featuring beautiful design and photos, clear navigation and dynamic news and social feeds. Visit https://t.co/vIjqrI8KjM to see more #princethorpeandme https://t.co/obIfFRODmH

  • 24 Mar19/03/24 13:44:20 @PrincethorpeCol

    We're looking forward to welcoming visitors to our Open Afternoon today! Join us from 2.00pm to 5.00pm when you'll be able to tour the school and its beautiful grounds and meet staff and pupils. #princethorpe #openday #warwickshire https://t.co/p87qlKJJoR

  • 22 Mar19/03/22 17:03:22 @PrincethorpeCol

    Some fantastic vacancies available across the Foundation at present for Teachers of PE and Girls' Games, Mathematics, French and a Graduate Sports Coach. See: https://t.co/ydi0tYOCCb for info. #princethorpe #jobs #warwickshire https://t.co/7I5aFvfE2R

  • 22 Mar19/03/22 14:25:01 @PrincethorpeCol

    RT @ISParent: The Princethorpe Foundation's stunning new look websites have just launched! To find out more visit https://t.co/F9fNOCajiW o...

  • 22 Mar19/03/22 12:31:37 @PrincethorpeCol

    What is Princethorpe College all about? Find out by watching our new film or visiting our new look website at https://t.co/vIjqrI8KjM #princethorpeandme https://t.co/7INCpq6iSE

  • 25 Mar19/03/25 10:49:04 Crackley Hall School

  • 24 Mar19/03/24 11:25:46 Crackley Hall School

    All are welcome at Princethorpe's Open Afternoon today from 2.00pm to 5.00pm.

  • 22 Mar19/03/22 09:59:12 Crackley Hall School

    On Wednesday Crackley Hall took an U11 and an U10 team to play in an U11 Netball Tournament hosted by Warwick Prep. The competition was split into two with Crackley's U11s playing in the A team tournament whilst Crackley's U10s took part in the B team event. After the first round the U11s topped the table and went through to the semi-final against Sibford. That proved a very closely matched game and despite making every effort it finished in a 2-2 draw; in extra time the girls just ran out of time and were disappointed to narrowly lose on the whistle 4-5. In the play-offs they faced Kingsley again where another strong performance saw them claim third place overall with a solid 2-1 win. The U10 team played up a year taking on U11B teams. Their competition started with a round robin event. The girls had a fantastic run of wins and finished top of table jointly with Fairfield, but with the better goal difference were awarded the trophy and gold medal. PE Teacher, Kat Vaughan, was delighted, commenting, "Well done to all of the girls for a great team effort, they played brilliantly. Plenty of energy, commitment and organisation and excellent game play. What a great afternoon of netball." For more details please see the school website: https://www.crackleyhall.co.uk/news-crackley

  • 20 Mar19/03/20 16:26:47 Crackley Hall School

    We're delighted to announce that our new look websites for Crackley Hall School and Little Crackers Nursery have been officially launched! Developed in conjunction with website company e4education, the sites have a lighter, brighter look and feel and includes features such as a News and Stories wall with social media feeds, an interactive direction map and a live subscribable calendar. Current parents, pupils and staff can easily access school systems via the Portals tab in the top right hand corner of each of the school sites. The Admissions pages give prospective parents all the information they need at their fingertips, including forthcoming open event dates and deadlines for applications. We hope that visitors will enjoy browsing the new site and finding out more about the rich and varied life of the School. To visit the new websites go to www.crackleyhall.co.uk or www.littlecrackers.co.uk

  • 19 Mar19/03/19 16:05:22 Crackley Hall School

    Little Crackers was delighted to welcome PCSO Lithgow and PC Holt into nursery today. Our extra special visitors explained to us that police officers help people and then told us all about the equipment they use and the vehicles they drive. We got the chance to dress up in police uniforms and high visibility jackets and then had a trip out to see the Police van. Some of the children even got locked in the cells in the back. It was great fun – thank you Warwickshire Police.

  • 25 Mar19/03/25 10:49:04 Crackley Hall School

  • 24 Mar19/03/24 11:25:46 Crackley Hall School

    All are welcome at Princethorpe's Open Afternoon today from 2.00pm to 5.00pm.

  • 22 Mar19/03/22 09:59:12 Crackley Hall School

    On Wednesday Crackley Hall took an U11 and an U10 team to play in an U11 Netball Tournament hosted by Warwick Prep. The competition was split into two with Crackley's U11s playing in the A team tournament whilst Crackley's U10s took part in the B team event. After the first round the U11s topped the table and went through to the semi-final against Sibford. That proved a very closely matched game and despite making every effort it finished in a 2-2 draw; in extra time the girls just ran out of time and were disappointed to narrowly lose on the whistle 4-5. In the play-offs they faced Kingsley again where another strong performance saw them claim third place overall with a solid 2-1 win. The U10 team played up a year taking on U11B teams. Their competition started with a round robin event. The girls had a fantastic run of wins and finished top of table jointly with Fairfield, but with the better goal difference were awarded the trophy and gold medal. PE Teacher, Kat Vaughan, was delighted, commenting, "Well done to all of the girls for a great team effort, they played brilliantly. Plenty of energy, commitment and organisation and excellent game play. What a great afternoon of netball." For more details please see the school website: https://www.crackleyhall.co.uk/news-crackley

  • 20 Mar19/03/20 16:26:47 Crackley Hall School

    We're delighted to announce that our new look websites for Crackley Hall School and Little Crackers Nursery have been officially launched! Developed in conjunction with website company e4education, the sites have a lighter, brighter look and feel and includes features such as a News and Stories wall with social media feeds, an interactive direction map and a live subscribable calendar. Current parents, pupils and staff can easily access school systems via the Portals tab in the top right hand corner of each of the school sites. The Admissions pages give prospective parents all the information they need at their fingertips, including forthcoming open event dates and deadlines for applications. We hope that visitors will enjoy browsing the new site and finding out more about the rich and varied life of the School. To visit the new websites go to www.crackleyhall.co.uk or www.littlecrackers.co.uk

  • 19 Mar19/03/19 16:05:22 Crackley Hall School

    Little Crackers was delighted to welcome PCSO Lithgow and PC Holt into nursery today. Our extra special visitors explained to us that police officers help people and then told us all about the equipment they use and the vehicles they drive. We got the chance to dress up in police uniforms and high visibility jackets and then had a trip out to see the Police van. Some of the children even got locked in the cells in the back. It was great fun – thank you Warwickshire Police.

  • 25 Mar19/03/25 10:49:46 Crescent School

  • 24 Mar19/03/24 11:26:19 Crescent School

    All are welcome at Princethorpe's Open Afternoon today from 2.00pm to 5.00pm.

  • 20 Mar19/03/20 16:34:43 Crescent School

    We're delighted to announce that our new look website has been officially launched! Developed in conjunction with website company e4education, the site has a lighter, brighter look and feel and includes features such as a News and Stories wall with social media feeds, an interactive direction map and a live subscribable calendar. Current parents, pupils and staff can easily access school systems via the Portals tab in the top right hand corner of the school site. The Admissions pages give prospective parents all the information they need at their fingertips, including forthcoming open event dates and deadlines for applications. We hope that visitors will enjoy browsing the new site and finding out more about the rich and varied life of the Crescent. To visit the new website go to www.crescentschool.co.uk

  • 15 Mar19/03/15 16:47:02 Crescent School

    England hockey county champions. Well done boys.

  • 14 Mar19/03/14 11:19:52 Crescent School

    The latest edition of our Admissions Update is out now! Our Admissions Update newsletter is packed with news to give you a feel for school life, details of forthcoming events which are open to prospective pupils and their families and helpful advice about the admissions process. Our next Open Event takes place on Saturday 30 March from 9.30am to 12.00pm. This is a perfect opportunity to look around the school, meet the school's Headmaster, Joe Thackway and see our facilities. As part of the Open Morning there will be a very special performance by Reception to Year 2 pupils, along with children from Pathfinders Nursery, of Hats Off - An All-Weather Musical. All are welcome, no need to book! To find out more please visit: http://admissions.crescentschool.co.uk/

  • 25 Mar19/03/25 10:15:23 Princethorpe College

  • 25 Mar19/03/25 10:02:01 Princethorpe College

  • 24 Mar19/03/24 11:24:41 Princethorpe College

    We couldn't have asked for a nicer day for our Spring Open Afternoon, there's not a cloud in the sky! Join us from 2.00pm to 5.00pm when you'll be able to tour the school and its beautiful grounds and meet staff and pupils. There'll be fun for all the family, light refreshments and the Headmaster will be addressing visitors in the Chapel at 2.30pm, 3.30pm and 4.30pm.

  • 23 Mar19/03/23 11:00:01 Princethorpe College

    There are some fantastic vacancies available across the Foundation at present including Teachers of PE and Girls' Games, Mathematics, French and a Graduate Sports Coach. Click the link below for more information and to apply...

  • 22 Mar19/03/22 16:00:28 Princethorpe College

    Each year Hollywood celebrates their prestigious Academy Awards, but here at Princethorpe College we have our 'night of nights', the Princethorpe Oscars, when the Sixth Form Atrium is transformed, and the red carpet is rolled out, to celebrate our very own shining stars. This year 16 films, produced by pupils and staff, were up for consideration with the best of the best being awarded much-prized mini Oscars. Host and compere for the ceremony, Assistant Head – Co-curricular, Mr Greg Hunter, welcomed guests to a special VIP drinks reception before the evening's showing commenced and the audience sat back and the movies flickered onto the big screen. The main award of the night Best Movie proved to be a difficult decision for the judges. In the end the stunning scenery in the drone footage, the enthusiasm and talent of the participants and the quality of the performance helped Mrs McCullough and her Fisher team claim the prize for the second year running. It was another fabulous evening; thank you to all of the pupils and staff involved. For a full report please visit the school website https://www.princethorpe.co.uk/news-princethorpe

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  • The Quad is looking fabulous in the spring sunshine. #pcphotoaday #princethorpecollege #princethorpe #warwickshire #springsunshine

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  • We're looking forward to welcoming visitors to our Open Afternoon today! Join us from 2.00pm to 5.00pm when you'll be able to tour the school and its beautiful grounds and meet staff and pupils. There'll be fun for all the family, light refreshments and the Headmaster will be addressing visitors in the Chapel at 2.30pm, 3.30pm and 4.30pm. #princethorpe #openday #pcphotoaday #warwickshire

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  • Super huge congratulations to Fisher who won Best Movie at the Princethorpe Oscars last night. #pcphotoaday #princethorpecollege #princethorpe #warwickshire #futurefilmstars

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  • We are all ready for our night of nights - The Princethorpe Oscars - The Hexalogy #pcphotoaday #princethorpecollege #princethorpe #warwickshire #futurefilmstars

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  • Former pupils of The Croft Prep School got together for a photo for their old school magazine. #pcphotoaday #princethorpecollege #princethorpe #warwickshire #thecroftschool #oldschool

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