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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.

News & Stories

  • The Princethorpe Foundation Appoints New Development Director

    20 May19/05/20 09:33:50 Princethorpe

    The Princethorpe Foundation is delighted to announce the appointment of Chris Lee as its new Development Director with e...

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  • College Girls Abseil Down Princethorpe’s Iconic Tower

    03 May19/05/03 00:00:00 Princethorpe

    27 Princethorpe College girls conquered its 30 metre high chapel tower in an epic fundraising abseil challenge. 

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  • Primary Schools Take Up Jaguar Challenge At Princethorpe

    03 May19/05/03 00:00:00 Princethorpe

    Princethorpe College was transformed into a racing venue on Thursday 2 May as seven teams from local primary schools pow...

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  • Inauguration Ceremony Welcomes New Princethorpe Prefect Body

    12 Apr19/04/12 12:04:46 Princethorpe

    The new Princethorpe College Prefect Body for 2019-2020 was formally inaugurated into their roles in an emotional ceremo...

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  • U9 Girls Netball Team Are ISA Midlands Champions Again

    05 Apr19/04/05 00:00:00 Crescent

    Crescent’s U9 Netball team are the Independent Schools Association (ISA) Midlands Champions for the second year ru...

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  • 24 May19/05/24 14:09:36 @CrackleyHallSch

    Seamus orders his ice cream in French. Excellent linguistic skills! They must have a very good French teacher. https://t.co/lsVPnvdPME

  • 24 May19/05/24 13:02:04 @CrackleyHallSch

    Seamus and Oscar paying their respects, yesterday. Due to lying about their age, many children remembered here were only 16 years old. Heart-breaking. https://t.co/JjKOT4tkZY

  • 24 May19/05/24 12:59:59 @CrackleyHallSch

    Another photo from yesterday, Crackley Hall visiting the WWII memorial in Bayeux. Thanks to Isabella O for being our hat model. https://t.co/KTeQTGrFup

  • 24 May19/05/24 12:58:17 @CrackleyHallSch

    Footage from yesterday's trip to Bayeux. Excellent French from Head Girl, Francesca. Madame Williams was very impressed! https://t.co/uQyqzM8miG

  • 23 May19/05/23 15:51:07 @CrackleyHallSch

    Lest we forget. Crackley Hall are paying their respects to the men and women who fought in World War II. Bayeux war cemetery is a beautiful memorial for some very brave and honourable people and we will remember them. https://t.co/PPKhTYFOcH

  • 24 May19/05/24 14:09:36 @CrackleyHallSch

    Seamus orders his ice cream in French. Excellent linguistic skills! They must have a very good French teacher. https://t.co/lsVPnvdPME

  • 24 May19/05/24 13:02:04 @CrackleyHallSch

    Seamus and Oscar paying their respects, yesterday. Due to lying about their age, many children remembered here were only 16 years old. Heart-breaking. https://t.co/JjKOT4tkZY

  • 24 May19/05/24 12:59:59 @CrackleyHallSch

    Another photo from yesterday, Crackley Hall visiting the WWII memorial in Bayeux. Thanks to Isabella O for being our hat model. https://t.co/KTeQTGrFup

  • 24 May19/05/24 12:58:17 @CrackleyHallSch

    Footage from yesterday's trip to Bayeux. Excellent French from Head Girl, Francesca. Madame Williams was very impressed! https://t.co/uQyqzM8miG

  • 23 May19/05/23 15:51:07 @CrackleyHallSch

    Lest we forget. Crackley Hall are paying their respects to the men and women who fought in World War II. Bayeux war cemetery is a beautiful memorial for some very brave and honourable people and we will remember them. https://t.co/PPKhTYFOcH

  • 20 May19/05/20 15:39:54 @CrescentSchRug

    Our Year 6 pupils have had a busy and exciting day today exploring @dartmoornpa as part of their Residential Trip to Slapton! #crescentschool #slapton #schooltrip https://t.co/9VWuv4nO2V

  • 09 May19/05/09 11:00:00 @CrescentSchRug

    This afternoon our Year 4 pupils are off to @PrincethorpeCol for their Music Technology Workshop! We hope you all have a great time! #crescentschool #warwickshire

  • 09 May19/05/09 08:40:27 @CrescentSchRug

    RT @PrincethorpeCol: A very warm welcome to the Year 4 pupils from @CrackleyHallSch and @CrescentSchRug visiting Princethorpe today for our...

  • 07 May19/05/07 17:40:37 @CrescentSchRug

    Our Open Evening is well underway! We're here until 7.30pm - pop by for a look around the school and to meet staff and pupils, all welcome! #openevening #warwickshire https://t.co/zFOX9xPjSO

  • 07 May19/05/07 13:45:35 @CrescentSchRug

    We are looking forward to welcoming prospective families to our Open Evening later today from 5.00pm to 7.30pm. Pop by and see us to find out what a Crescent education could do for your child. #openevening #crescentschool #rugby #warwickshire https://t.co/RWbkmCH7Yv

  • 24 May19/05/24 14:09:48 @PrincethorpeCol

    RT @HowkinsLLP: Have you got plans for the bank holiday weekend? Join us at the @PrincethorpeCol National Schools' Two Day Equestrian Event...

  • 24 May19/05/24 14:08:01 @PrincethorpeCol

    RT @PC_Pilgrimage: Some of our intrepid pilgrims gathered this afternoon in anticipation of tomorrow's grand departure, only one more sleep...

  • 23 May19/05/23 15:39:29 @PrincethorpeCol

    RT @PFdn_Archives: Sharing a photo of the cast of Pirates of Penzance performed in 1982 for #ThrowbackThursdays. Can any OPs help with name...

  • 22 May19/05/22 14:54:46 @PrincethorpeCol

    The course is looking great! Best of luck to everyone involved and the Princethorpe pupils who will be competing! #princethorpeandproud https://t.co/CoDTPTaXFA

  • 22 May19/05/22 09:20:23 @PrincethorpeCol

    RT @PC_Pilgrimage: Excitement is rising, the tour t-shirts have arrived, only three days to go until the pilgrims depart for their epic 100...

  • 22 May19/05/22 15:30:08 Crackley Hall School

  • 22 May19/05/22 10:00:29 Crackley Hall School

    J6 are having a wonderful time on their residential trip to France! So far the children have explored Vieux La Romaine, the Basilique St Thérèsa and Longues-sur-mer, and are enjoying their week learning about the history of Normandy. They have even baked their own baguettes, and done their own food shopping, ordering and paying in French! For regular updates from the trip see: www.twitter.com/crackleyhallsch

  • 21 May19/05/21 12:57:43 Crackley Hall School

    Junior 1 pupils were treated to a hands-on history lesson when they took a peek into St John's Museum's old toy collection. The museum, which is based in Warwick, brought a range of real and replica toys and games into school on Thursday 16 May to run an interactive workshop for the children as they approach the end of their topic on 'Toys'. They gave a talk on the history and construction of the toys in the museum's collection before letting the children loose to investigate all the toys. The workshop consolidated the children's studies supporting both the History and Design Technology curriculums. The collection included toys from the Victorian era through to the 1970s. The children explored how toys have changed over the years as technology and materials have developed. They found out interesting facts such as Victorian toys were developed to teach children important skills. Although that did not stop Victorian children from having fun! Assistant Head – Early Years Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1, Susan Glen-Roots commented, "It was a fascinating workshop, the children were really interested and listened beautifully before playing very carefully with the old toys. I am very proud of them and it was wonderful to see them having so much fun. Sessions like these really do help to bring the curriculum to life."

  • 14 May19/05/14 12:23:00 Crackley Hall School

    On Monday 13 May Crackley Hall's two Junior 3 classes, travelled back in time to explore Ancient Greece courtesy of history specialists, History Off The Page. Some 2,500 years ago, Ancient Greece was one of the most important places in the world made up of small 'city-states', such as Athens, Sparta, Corinth and Olympia. Its people were great thinkers, warriors, writers, actors, athletes, artists, architects and politicians and their ideas started a way of life that is similar to the life we lead today. Junior 3's Ancient Greece Day transported the children back to 490BC to the city-state of Athens and news that Persia has invaded Greece. Crackley's school hall was transformed into the Athenian Agora (an assembly and marketplace). Dressed in ancient Greek costumes and taking on ancient Greek names the children adopted traditional roles making their own artefacts using skills prevalent at the time. They worked as wax tablet makers, potters and painters, sculptors, fresco painters, pavement makers, lamp makers and even physicians. As news of the impending invasion came, the children gathered to make a democratic decision to ask for help from the warriors of Sparta. Although the children were not at all impressed to discover that in that early democracy slaves, metics (foreigners), children and even women weren't allowed to vote! However, they did enjoy hearing about the famous Battle of Marathon and how the Athenians managed to defeat the Persians despite being outnumbered by them. In the afternoon the children celebrated with a banquet, they enjoyed Greek foods including feta, figs, dates, pitta and cooked meats. There was also entertainment with dancing and a performance of the myth of Pandora. It was yet another fun-filled, fabulous learning day. Modern day Junior 3 teachers Ms Holmes and Mrs Van Zyl were very impressed, commenting, "The day was really engaging, it really brought history and our ancient Greece topic alive."

  • 10 May19/05/10 13:03:03 Crackley Hall School

    Crackley Hall's Junior 4 pupils enjoyed a half-day music technology workshop hosted by Princethorpe College on Thursday 9 May. The workshop was run by Director of Music, Gil Cowlishaw, ably assisted by Music Teacher, Alison Wakeley, and took place in the College's dedicated Music Technology suite. The children were introduced to computer music production concepts such as sequencing and arrangement and then encouraged to experiment. Using the technology software Band Lab, the children enjoyed creating music in a completely new way. Starting with drum machine patterns and loops and adding texture through the addition of bass, keyboard and even vocal lines the children each created their own unique piece. After a short break and a Princethorpe cookie, the children moved on to explore the concept of harmony. This time using online song writing software Hookpad, the children built a pattern of major and minor chords and overlaid their own melodies. Finally, the children listened to their music in a variety of music styles including rock, pop, jazz and even reggae. The Year 4s clearly enjoyed the workshop and exploring music in a new way and everyone was able to save their Band Lab creations on a memory stick to take home to share with their families. Mr Cowlishaw, commented, "We had lots of fun in our music technology taster, the children were all fantastic to work with and created some amazing pieces. The online software we used can be found at www.hooktheory.com if anyone wants to carry on creating."

  • 22 May19/05/22 15:30:08 Crackley Hall School

  • 22 May19/05/22 10:00:29 Crackley Hall School

    J6 are having a wonderful time on their residential trip to France! So far the children have explored Vieux La Romaine, the Basilique St Thérèsa and Longues-sur-mer, and are enjoying their week learning about the history of Normandy. They have even baked their own baguettes, and done their own food shopping, ordering and paying in French! For regular updates from the trip see: www.twitter.com/crackleyhallsch

  • 21 May19/05/21 12:57:43 Crackley Hall School

    Junior 1 pupils were treated to a hands-on history lesson when they took a peek into St John's Museum's old toy collection. The museum, which is based in Warwick, brought a range of real and replica toys and games into school on Thursday 16 May to run an interactive workshop for the children as they approach the end of their topic on 'Toys'. They gave a talk on the history and construction of the toys in the museum's collection before letting the children loose to investigate all the toys. The workshop consolidated the children's studies supporting both the History and Design Technology curriculums. The collection included toys from the Victorian era through to the 1970s. The children explored how toys have changed over the years as technology and materials have developed. They found out interesting facts such as Victorian toys were developed to teach children important skills. Although that did not stop Victorian children from having fun! Assistant Head – Early Years Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1, Susan Glen-Roots commented, "It was a fascinating workshop, the children were really interested and listened beautifully before playing very carefully with the old toys. I am very proud of them and it was wonderful to see them having so much fun. Sessions like these really do help to bring the curriculum to life."

  • 14 May19/05/14 12:23:00 Crackley Hall School

    On Monday 13 May Crackley Hall's two Junior 3 classes, travelled back in time to explore Ancient Greece courtesy of history specialists, History Off The Page. Some 2,500 years ago, Ancient Greece was one of the most important places in the world made up of small 'city-states', such as Athens, Sparta, Corinth and Olympia. Its people were great thinkers, warriors, writers, actors, athletes, artists, architects and politicians and their ideas started a way of life that is similar to the life we lead today. Junior 3's Ancient Greece Day transported the children back to 490BC to the city-state of Athens and news that Persia has invaded Greece. Crackley's school hall was transformed into the Athenian Agora (an assembly and marketplace). Dressed in ancient Greek costumes and taking on ancient Greek names the children adopted traditional roles making their own artefacts using skills prevalent at the time. They worked as wax tablet makers, potters and painters, sculptors, fresco painters, pavement makers, lamp makers and even physicians. As news of the impending invasion came, the children gathered to make a democratic decision to ask for help from the warriors of Sparta. Although the children were not at all impressed to discover that in that early democracy slaves, metics (foreigners), children and even women weren't allowed to vote! However, they did enjoy hearing about the famous Battle of Marathon and how the Athenians managed to defeat the Persians despite being outnumbered by them. In the afternoon the children celebrated with a banquet, they enjoyed Greek foods including feta, figs, dates, pitta and cooked meats. There was also entertainment with dancing and a performance of the myth of Pandora. It was yet another fun-filled, fabulous learning day. Modern day Junior 3 teachers Ms Holmes and Mrs Van Zyl were very impressed, commenting, "The day was really engaging, it really brought history and our ancient Greece topic alive."

  • 10 May19/05/10 13:03:03 Crackley Hall School

    Crackley Hall's Junior 4 pupils enjoyed a half-day music technology workshop hosted by Princethorpe College on Thursday 9 May. The workshop was run by Director of Music, Gil Cowlishaw, ably assisted by Music Teacher, Alison Wakeley, and took place in the College's dedicated Music Technology suite. The children were introduced to computer music production concepts such as sequencing and arrangement and then encouraged to experiment. Using the technology software Band Lab, the children enjoyed creating music in a completely new way. Starting with drum machine patterns and loops and adding texture through the addition of bass, keyboard and even vocal lines the children each created their own unique piece. After a short break and a Princethorpe cookie, the children moved on to explore the concept of harmony. This time using online song writing software Hookpad, the children built a pattern of major and minor chords and overlaid their own melodies. Finally, the children listened to their music in a variety of music styles including rock, pop, jazz and even reggae. The Year 4s clearly enjoyed the workshop and exploring music in a new way and everyone was able to save their Band Lab creations on a memory stick to take home to share with their families. Mr Cowlishaw, commented, "We had lots of fun in our music technology taster, the children were all fantastic to work with and created some amazing pieces. The online software we used can be found at www.hooktheory.com if anyone wants to carry on creating."

  • 24 May19/05/24 15:03:57 Crescent School

    Two Year 5 teams stretching their brains and teamwork at the Warwick University Maths Challenge. Well done all, a lot of mastery on a very warm day before half term.

  • 24 May19/05/24 11:03:24 Crescent School

    Our final day was a great one. A beautiful coastal walk followed by a beach party. Thank you Slapton for another fabulous week.

  • 23 May19/05/23 19:27:54 Crescent School

    Thank you to Lynda Harris from the Warwickshire Hedgehog Rescue for helping to raise awareness of their plight to survive and to give us practical ways to help them. Class III named our spiky friend, 'Max' after the main character from our English text of 'The Hodgeheg', by Dick King Smith.

  • 23 May19/05/23 06:43:32 Crescent School

    Remember that 5Y and 5F are swimming today.

  • 22 May19/05/22 21:01:08 Crescent School

    Beautiful views, wonderful woodland, den building and raft racing. Just a taste of what Day 4 had to offer.

  • 24 May19/05/24 15:42:37 Princethorpe College

    As we go into the half term break, an intrepid band of Princethorpe College staff, parents and Old Princethorpians are joining the Headmaster, to take on an epic "pilgrimage" over the next few days when they will each be cycling over 100 miles between the historic French towns of Saumur and Amboise in the Loire Valley. With pilgrims aged from under 20 to in their 70s this really epitomises Princethorpe's spirit of family. You can follow the group's progress at https://twitter.com/PC_Pilgrimage and support them in their efforts to raise £2,00 for Mary's Meals by donating at https://www.marysmeals.org.uk/fundraising/project/rod-isaacs-1/princethorpe-4-makalanga-2 Wishing everyone a good half term break and our Year 11s and Sixth Form good luck with their preparations for their final exams.

  • 22 May19/05/22 15:29:26 Princethorpe College

    We're looking forward to welcoming riders and spectators to the 2019 National Schools' Two Day Equestrian Event this weekend, Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 May. Sponsored by The Wigley Group and Howkins & Harrison LLP. With 240 riders from riding clubs and schools across the country, the 80cm class returns, as well as Novice 90cm and Open 100cm classes. The event also includes Independent Schools' Association Classes. Show Jumping and Dressage take place on the Saturday from 8.00am to 7.00pm, with Roads and Tracks, Steeplechase and Cross Country on the Sunday from 8.00am to 6.00pm. It's guaranteed to be a weekend of show-stopping equestrian action and we hope Sunday's forecasted showers quickly clear ready for a weekend of sunshine. Don't forget, spectators are most welcome to attend! For more information about what's happening and when, please visit: http://bit.ly/PCEquestrian

  • 17 May19/05/17 13:00:01 Princethorpe College

    The College is looking forward to welcoming back the Sudden Impulse Theatre Company on Saturday 8 June for an outdoor performance of William Shakespeare's play, The Taming of the Shrew. 'A father has no problem finding a suitor for his youngest daughter, Bianca, in fact there are three of them fighting for her affections. First he must find a husband for his eldest daughter Katherina, a fierce, wild shrew who strikes fear and terror into most men. The three love rivals join forces to find a man who can tackle Katherina and clear the path to their love. Along comes Petruchio who is looking for a wealthy wife, and claims to be able to tame any woman. Of course it is not that easy in this hilarious Shakespeare comedy.' The performance is open to the public and will take place on the Sixth Form Lawn from 3.30pm to 7.00pm So bring a picnic and, if last year's performances are anything to go by, enjoy some perfect summer entertainment. Tickets are available now from the link below and are priced at £12 or £10 for concessions.

  • 15 May19/05/15 15:53:44 Princethorpe College

    There are some fantastic support staff vacancies available at the College at present, closing on Monday 20 May. Please see a brief description below... Summer Estates Assistants - We are recruiting for a range of Summer Estates Assistant roles, which may be of interest to some of our younger Old Princethorpians who are returning home for the summer holidays. Part-time and full-time are available, ideally to start in July 2019, on a casual basis. Applications from candidates interested in working until mid-evening and/or just on a Saturday will be welcome. School Nurse - An exciting opportunity has arisen for a qualified Nurse to join the Princethorpe community and provide a clinically effective, confidential, high quality service of care to pupils and first aid to staff and visitors during term time. For further information and to apply please visit www.theprincethorpefoundation.co.uk/join-us

  • 13 May19/05/13 14:52:19 Princethorpe College

    Huge congratulations to the 21 Princethorpe pupils who were presented with their Gold Duke of Edinburgh certificates in glorious sunshine in a ceremony at Buckingham Palace today. Completing the Gold Award takes at least 450 hours of commitment. Pictured here, certificates received, they are a truly inspirational and outstanding group of young people.

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  • The very best of luck to all of the participants in this weekend's National School's Two Day Event. The course is all prepared let's hope the weather is kind. #pcphotoaday #princethorpecollege #princethorpe #warwickshire #stoneleighridingclub #twodayevent

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  • Crackley Hall School has embraced Outdoor Classroom Day with children spending time outside to foster important life skills such as problem solving and creativity. #tpfphotoaday #crackleyhallschool #kenilworth #warwickshire #outdoorclassroomday #forestschool

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  • Crescent School's Year 5 enjoyed exploring Japanese culture today and even learned how to greet their teachers properly. #tpfphotoaday #crescentschool #bilton #warwickshire #learningjapanese

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  • The reflections in the pond in Little Switzerland were just stunning today. #pcphotoaday #princethorpecollege #princethorpe #warwickshire #naturephotography

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  • The exam season is well underway. A-levels started today, GCSEs continue apace and internal exams for all other year groups also take place this week. Stay focused and remember to do your best. Good luck everyone! #pcphotoaday #princethorpecollege #princethorpe #warwickshire #examseason #goodluckall

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  • Crackley Hall School,
    St Joseph's Park,
    Kenilworth
    CV8 2FT

    For SatNav: CV8 2WA

  • 01926 514444

  • post@crackleyhall.co.uk