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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

  • 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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  • Popular Singing Teacher Abigail Leaves the Foundation For A New Calling

    03 Apr19/04/03 00:00:00 Princethorpe

    At the end of March Princethorpe College and Crackley Hall School said goodbye to popular singing teacher Abigail Rhodes...

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  • Six Top Ten Finishes At The ISA National Cross Country Championships

    02 Apr19/04/02 00:00:00 Princethorpe

    Princethorpe College’s pupils achieved a stunning six top ten finishes in the Independent Schools Associations...

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  • Luke Daniel Caps For Great Britain U19 American Football Team

    01 Apr19/04/01 14:06:49 Princethorpe

    Sixth Former, and Pastoral Prefect, Luke Daniel has made College history by becoming the first Princethorpe pupil to ear...

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  • 10 Apr19/04/10 14:05:11 @CrackleyHallSch

    Junior 5 end of term awards! Well done J5R and J5L. It was super to make the presentations to you after our few days away! https://t.co/01I1ynvclE

  • 10 Apr19/04/10 13:56:10 @CrackleyHallSch

    Thank you @AltonCastle_KYT for a positive and humbling retreat for our Y5 girls and boys. Great staff made the children's experiences so very valuable. #taketimeout #praisethelord #goodtimes

  • 10 Apr19/04/10 13:43:55 @CrackleyHallSch

    En route home from @AltonCastle_KYT. The benefit of residential trips cannot be underestimated. Each child has their own stories of success and challenge. As teachers, we simply celebrate every achievement and relish in the privileged role we have. @iapsuk @isaschools #cominghome https://t.co/OFfDVP5Jp4

  • 10 Apr19/04/10 09:01:22 @CrackleyHallSch

    Trekking group are ready! Just having a quick briefing...Foxy is trekking with us too! #crackleyhallisgreat https://t.co/bUgudO0Tt6

  • 10 Apr19/04/10 08:20:42 @CrackleyHallSch

    Morning! J5 WERE EXHAUSTED last night, so all slept well. Toast and cereal for breakfast, another theology lesson, more reflection and then we move into our final activities - biking, trekking or archery. #funwithfriends #lovetheoutdoors #sunnydays

  • 10 Apr19/04/10 14:05:11 @CrackleyHallSch

    Junior 5 end of term awards! Well done J5R and J5L. It was super to make the presentations to you after our few days away! https://t.co/01I1ynvclE

  • 10 Apr19/04/10 13:56:10 @CrackleyHallSch

    Thank you @AltonCastle_KYT for a positive and humbling retreat for our Y5 girls and boys. Great staff made the children's experiences so very valuable. #taketimeout #praisethelord #goodtimes

  • 10 Apr19/04/10 13:43:55 @CrackleyHallSch

    En route home from @AltonCastle_KYT. The benefit of residential trips cannot be underestimated. Each child has their own stories of success and challenge. As teachers, we simply celebrate every achievement and relish in the privileged role we have. @iapsuk @isaschools #cominghome https://t.co/OFfDVP5Jp4

  • 10 Apr19/04/10 09:01:22 @CrackleyHallSch

    Trekking group are ready! Just having a quick briefing...Foxy is trekking with us too! #crackleyhallisgreat https://t.co/bUgudO0Tt6

  • 10 Apr19/04/10 08:20:42 @CrackleyHallSch

    Morning! J5 WERE EXHAUSTED last night, so all slept well. Toast and cereal for breakfast, another theology lesson, more reflection and then we move into our final activities - biking, trekking or archery. #funwithfriends #lovetheoutdoors #sunnydays

  • 03 Apr19/04/03 14:32:55 @CrescentSchRug

    A huge well done to all our Year 5 and 6 pupils who took part in our House Cross-Country Competition today at @PrincethorpeCol! #crescentschool #crosscountry https://t.co/YE64k73mrO

  • 03 Apr19/04/03 12:47:05 @CrescentSchRug

    RT @PrincethorpeCol: Wishing a warm welcome and the best of luck to our junior school @CrescentSchRug Year 5 and 6 pupils, who are taking p...

  • 30 Mar19/03/30 09:43:03 @CrescentSchRug

    We're all set and ready to welcome visitors to our Open Morning today! We are here until 12.00pm, pop by and see us to find out more about Crescent School #crescentschool #warwickshire #openday https://t.co/c2GjmWX0MX

  • 29 Mar19/03/29 12:42:44 @CrescentSchRug

    We're looking forward to welcoming visitors to our Open Morning tomorrow! Pop by from 9.30am to find out what a Crescent education could do for your child. Visit https://t.co/KhqdlItYRn to learn more #crescentschool #openday #warwickshire https://t.co/L1hhJt4Oba

  • 26 Mar19/03/26 10:56:45 @CrescentSchRug

    RT @allsortsmag: @CrescentSchRug is holding an open morning on Saturday 30th March from 9.30 till 12.00. The Crescent is a thriving co-edu...

  • 14 Apr19/04/14 14:15:23 @PrincethorpeCol

    Some fantastic vacancies available across the Foundation at present including Development Director, Teachers of Business Studies, Design & Technology, Religious Studies and various other roles. See: https://t.co/fIuaP4haRh for info. #princethorpe #jobs #warwickshire https://t.co/e3LZXW7lVa

  • 14 Apr19/04/14 14:10:08 @PrincethorpeCol

    For all the latest updates from this weeks Ski Trip make sure you follow @PrincethorpePE https://t.co/N9IG8Tfzka

  • 12 Apr19/04/12 14:32:17 @PrincethorpeCol

    An exciting afternoon ahead as 100 of our pupils and staff will be setting off to Obertauern, Austria for a week long Ski Trip! We hope you all have a fabulous time!

  • 12 Apr19/04/12 08:41:43 @PrincethorpeCol

    Best of luck to our Duke of Edinburgh pupils who are out and about over the Easter holidays completing their Gold, Silver and Bronze Practice Expeditions! #princethorpeandproud #DofE

  • 12 Apr19/04/12 07:56:29 @PrincethorpeCol

    RT @PC_Outdoors: 153 pupils have now completed the whole of their DofE Award from last year's intake. That's an incredible 90% of particip...

  • 10 Apr19/04/10 14:31:58 Crackley Hall School

    En route home from Alton Castle! The benefit of residential trips cannot be underestimated. Each child has their own stories of success and challenge. They've inspired each other to face their fears and encouraged their teams when the challenges were hard. Thank you Alton Castle for a positive and humbling retreat for our Year 5 girls and boys. Great staff made the children's experiences so very valuable.

  • 09 Apr19/04/09 13:57:52 Crackley Hall School

    Afternoon activities are well underway! After a busy morning of biking, survival activities and a spot of lunch, the children are now trying their hand at rock climbing!

  • 09 Apr19/04/09 08:59:40 Crackley Hall School

    All good here in Alton Castle - the forecast was for rain but we have glorious sunshine! The children are in activity groups and are off to do biking, survival, trekking and rock climbing. We had some early risers...let's hope they last the course of the day!

  • 08 Apr19/04/08 15:15:20 Crackley Hall School

    J5 have safely arrived for their residential visit to Alton Castle! First impressions from the children... "different from what I expected" ... "really cool!" ... squeals of delight as room allocations are shared!

  • 04 Apr19/04/04 15:00:01 Crackley Hall School

    The Gables was a whirl of glitter, icing and sprinkles on Wednesday at Stay 'n' Play. Miss Gail and Miss Mary welcomed families to a morning of Easter Crafts; tiny eager fingers enjoyed decorating ginger biscuits, eggs, chicks and lambs. Everyone had an 'eggcellent' time and the event as always was a great success! Keep an eye out for the next special event at Stay 'n' Play in May

  • 10 Apr19/04/10 14:31:58 Crackley Hall School

    En route home from Alton Castle! The benefit of residential trips cannot be underestimated. Each child has their own stories of success and challenge. They've inspired each other to face their fears and encouraged their teams when the challenges were hard. Thank you Alton Castle for a positive and humbling retreat for our Year 5 girls and boys. Great staff made the children's experiences so very valuable.

  • 09 Apr19/04/09 13:57:52 Crackley Hall School

    Afternoon activities are well underway! After a busy morning of biking, survival activities and a spot of lunch, the children are now trying their hand at rock climbing!

  • 09 Apr19/04/09 08:59:40 Crackley Hall School

    All good here in Alton Castle - the forecast was for rain but we have glorious sunshine! The children are in activity groups and are off to do biking, survival, trekking and rock climbing. We had some early risers...let's hope they last the course of the day!

  • 08 Apr19/04/08 15:15:20 Crackley Hall School

    J5 have safely arrived for their residential visit to Alton Castle! First impressions from the children... "different from what I expected" ... "really cool!" ... squeals of delight as room allocations are shared!

  • 04 Apr19/04/04 15:00:01 Crackley Hall School

    The Gables was a whirl of glitter, icing and sprinkles on Wednesday at Stay 'n' Play. Miss Gail and Miss Mary welcomed families to a morning of Easter Crafts; tiny eager fingers enjoyed decorating ginger biscuits, eggs, chicks and lambs. Everyone had an 'eggcellent' time and the event as always was a great success! Keep an eye out for the next special event at Stay 'n' Play in May

  • 10 Apr19/04/10 16:12:25 Crescent School

    In the words of the great Barry Manilow, 'Looks like we made it!' Well some of us didn't make it, some nearly made it, one or two made it and then didn't, some didn't make it then did and some did both! But MOST of us made it! We made it to the top of a climbing wall, we made it down again head first abseiling! We made our beds (sort of), made a raft, made a raft collapse and made a splash as fell in tip to toe soaking! We made our feet squelch and an awful stink as we got covered in mud off the plank or just through choice making mud pies in the pit! We made each other smile, we made each other laugh, we made each other feel perkier when feeling a bit rough or scared! We made progress is getting a bit higher on the king swing or making the arrow hit the target instead of making the cows run when it hit the fence. We made new friends and old friendships stronger. We made waves going round in circles in canoes, made sequences of skills for when we run away to the circus and made a huge profit for the Rock UK Shop buying high end, quality items. We made short work of confectionary supplies, made faces for photos and jokes to giggle at. We made the instructors feel compelled to comment on how great they thought the children were. We made no noise (can't speak!) on the first king swing and made screams (like boys) on the second descent. We made the sun shine and the wind whistle, we made the thunder and lightning crack, but we made the rain stay away. But most of all, we made fabulous memories by making ourselves and staff proud. We've made a booking for 2020 to do it all again.

  • 10 Apr19/04/10 08:44:33 Crescent School

    Legendary

  • 09 Apr19/04/09 20:35:47 Crescent School

    Today has seen two arrivals and much messing about in boats, firing arrows across, abseiling down and king swinging up to the sky and down and up and down ....and up .....and down.....and more mud. Tomorrow we will work on finding our own possessions and packing solo skills!

  • 08 Apr19/04/08 22:02:08 Crescent School

    We've had a sniffley snuffley day of canoes and team building followed by many activities involving mud (life is too short to try and launder some items!). But the sun has shined and the instructors have already commented on how lovely a bunch ours are! Tomorrow we will work on time-keeping and self-control in a Haribo situation!

  • 08 Apr19/04/08 11:28:19 Crescent School

    We're here and the sun is shining !

  • 23 Apr19/04/23 15:17:10 Princethorpe College

    Spring has truly sprung with the beautiful bluebells in bloom along the Mile Walk. We hope everyone is having a peaceful and productive Easter break, and we look forward to welcoming back pupils next week.

  • 14 Apr19/04/14 14:22:27 Princethorpe College

    There are some fantastic vacancies available across the Foundation at present including teaching roles in Business Studies, Design & Technolgy and Religious Studies, and various support roles including Development Director, Facilities Manager and more. For more information and to apply visit... www.theprincethorpefoundation.co.uk/join-us

  • 10 Apr19/04/10 15:38:32 Princethorpe College

    The Lent Term came to an end today with the inauguration of the new Princethorpe College Prefect Body for 2019-2020. The outgoing Head Boy Tom Warne and Head Girl Lizzie Carr gave a moving speech reflecting on their year in office before handing over the keys to the Sixth Form. The College extends warm thanks to the outgoing prefect body, they have given unstinting service this last year. The 2019-2020 Prefects smartly attired in their new uniform for the first time, spoke to the gathered audience of pupils about their hopes for their new roles. During the afternoon assembly the 2019 winners of the House Cup were also revealed - many congratulations to Benet House on a well-deserved win. As we break for Easter we wish all College pupils preparing for upcoming public examinations a very productive, revision focused Easter break. We wish those going on school trips well and hope that everyone has a good Easter holidays. We look forward to seeing you all when we return to school on Monday 29 April.

  • 03 Apr19/04/03 10:13:48 Princethorpe College

    The College's Development Office has been thrilled by the response to its recently launched Capital Campaign - A Vision for Science. The fundraising campaign is in support of the College's exciting plans for a new Science Centre, which it is hoped will open its doors to pupils in September 2022. The new Science Centre will provide state-of-the-art facilities for Princethorpe pupils and inspire future generations of scientists, engineers and doctors. It will also have a positive impact on many other areas of the campus, including improved accommodation for Geography, Art, Economics and Business and extensive new dining facilities. The College is committed to this £8 million new build through careful management of fee income, bank borrowing and fundraising. An initial Menu of Giving has been created which outlines some of the options to support the campaign from as little as £1, enabling every pupil, parent, staff member or Old Princethorpian the opportunity to join together and make our Vision for Science a reality. Interest has already been particularly strong for regular giving, commemorative stones, periodic table elements and naming opportunities. We hope you enjoy this digital tour of the new Science Centre, narrated by Assistant Head - Alex Darkes. To find out more or to register your interest in supporting the Vision for Science Campaign, please click here: bit.ly/VisionForScience

  • 03 Apr19/04/03 09:59:19 Princethorpe College

    Yesterday, on International Children's Book Day, and as part of Stratford Literary Festival's Schools Week, Princethorpe College was delighted to welcome into school award-winning author and screenwriter, Frank Cottrell-Boyce. Frank's first children's book, Millions, won the CILIP Carnegie Medal, and was made into a film by Danny Boyle. His latest book Runaway Robot has just been published and his book Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth is being made into a film by DreamWorks. Frank was the official scriptwriter for the Opening Ceremony of the 2012 Olympics and is also a judge for BBC Radio 2's 500 Words, a short-story writing competition for children aged five to 13 years. During a magical afternoon, Frank spoke to Year 7 pupils, discussing the inspiration behind his books, such as Millions, Cosmic and The Astounding Broccoli Boy. He shared stories from his childhood, read excerpts from his favourite books and answered a host of questions from an enthusiastic audience. He explained how the shared experience of a book can make you feel better, how stories can transport you and how he likes writing comedy because he likes to make people laugh. Frank Cottrell-Boyce was clearly delighted with his appreciative audience and after his talk happily signed copies of his books for the children. School Librarian, Celia Scott, commented, "We were honoured to have Frank visit Princethorpe, he was so engaging, Year 7 were mesmerised by his stories and bursting with questions. Our thanks go to both Frank and to the Stratford Literary Festival who organised Frank's visit as part of their special Schools Week."

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  • Congratulations to Benet House well-deserved winners of the House Cup for 2019. #pcphoroaday #princethorpecollege #princethorpe #warwickshire #benethouse #housecup #winners #2019

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  • Crackley Hall's Firecrackers tried on their jumpsuits yesterday as part of their final preparations for this year's Jaguar Primary School Challenge! #tpfphotoaday #crackleyhallschool #kenilworth #firecrackers #jpsc2019

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  • Five Princethorpe Year 8 pupils have just taken part in the Independent Schools Football Association's U13 Football Tournament representing the Midlands region. #pcphotoaday #princethorpecollege #isfa #u13football #midlands #shrewsburyschool

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  • 42 pupils were recognised for their contributions, commitment and achievements at the Lent Term Celebration Lunch. #pcphotoaday #princethorpecollege #princethorpe #warwickshire #celebration

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  • Super huge congratulations to Crescent School's U9 Netball Team - Midlands ISA Champions for the second year running. #tpfphotoaday #crescentschool #bilton #warwickshire #u9netball #isasport #midlands #champions

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