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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

  • Fourth Place Overall For Crescent At Regional ISA Athletics

    13 Jun19/06/13 09:35:42 Crescent

    Crescent School was delighted to finish in fourth place overall at the Regional Qualifier for the Independent School Ass...

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  • 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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  • 11 Jun19/06/11 13:01:07 @CrackleyHallSch

    Best of luck to our Junior 4 Team 'Firecrackers' who are competing in the Jaguar Primary School Challenge National Final today at the @BMMuseum #JPSC #crackleyhall #doyourbest https://t.co/mdaErExn9U

  • 07 Jun19/06/07 14:45:11 @CrackleyHallSch

    The Crackley Hall community was delighted to help nine pupils celebrate their First Communion at St Francis of Assisi Catholic Church today. @RCBirmingham https://t.co/JzyZrnRyEk

  • 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

  • 11 Jun19/06/11 13:01:07 @CrackleyHallSch

    Best of luck to our Junior 4 Team 'Firecrackers' who are competing in the Jaguar Primary School Challenge National Final today at the @BMMuseum #JPSC #crackleyhall #doyourbest https://t.co/mdaErExn9U

  • 07 Jun19/06/07 14:45:11 @CrackleyHallSch

    The Crackley Hall community was delighted to help nine pupils celebrate their First Communion at St Francis of Assisi Catholic Church today. @RCBirmingham https://t.co/JzyZrnRyEk

  • 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

  • 17 Jun19/06/17 15:33:35 @CrescentSchRug

    A big well done to all the children who took part in our Sports Day this morning at @PrincethorpeCol! Lots of cheering and wonderful sportsmanship all round! #sportsday #teamspirit https://t.co/P0Q41sm35W

  • 17 Jun19/06/17 08:57:56 @CrescentSchRug

    A very warm welcome to @CrescentSchRug who are joining us for their Sports Day! Best of luck to everyone taking part! #doyourbest

  • 11 Jun19/06/11 09:48:46 @CrescentSchRug

    Today our Year 5 pupils are over at @PrincethorpeCol for a Taster Day! We hope you all have a great time! #crescentschool #warwickshire

  • 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

  • 17 Jun19/06/17 15:35:09 @PrincethorpeCol

    It was lovely to welcome @CrescentSchRug this morning for their Sports Day. Well done to all! https://t.co/W0TpIG2qRu

  • 17 Jun19/06/17 08:57:44 @PrincethorpeCol

    A very warm welcome to @CrescentSchRug who are joining us for their Sports Day! Best of luck to everyone taking part! #doyourbest

  • 17 Jun19/06/17 08:55:18 @PrincethorpeCol

    RT @pc_pastoral: Out on the water today @PC_Outdoors @PrincethorpeCol https://t.co/O3ccZkJSUg

  • 11 Jun19/06/11 09:26:05 @PrincethorpeCol

    A very warm welcome to the Year 5 pupils from @CrescentSchRug visiting Princethorpe today for a Taster Day. We have lots of excitement planned - hope you all enjoy your day! #princethorpe #warwickshire

  • 11 Jun19/06/11 09:19:33 @PrincethorpeCol

    RT @PC_Outdoors: Good morning from the Peak District on Princethorpe DofE Silver. https://t.co/Ali2OBXaDY

  • 17 Jun19/06/17 16:01:42 Crackley Hall School

    Huge congratulations to Team Firecrackers who won 'Best Engineered Car' at the National Finals of the 2019 Jaguar Primary School Challenge last week The team of five Year 4 pupils travelled to the British Motor Museum at Gaydon, Warwickshire to take part in the competition. They were one of 39 schools that had won through from local Regional Finals. Team 'Firecrackers', comprising Junior 4's Amelia, Jasper, Woody, Henry and Thomas had been working so hard, after school, all year to prepare for the day. The challenge requires teams to research, design, manufacture, test, promote and race the fastest car possible using standard chassis and engine housing nets with a car body made only from card. It is a technical brief but one that has proven to really engage potential future engineers. Mrs Hardwick and Mrs Spillane who helped guide the Crackley Hall team were jubilant, "What an amazing day. Our Crackley Hall pupils have worked so hard. They've dealt with the pressure of competition brilliantly and we are so very proud of them." Huge thanks must also go to the team's sponsors Skywave Communications, Chapter Agency, Sew2It Sewing School, WMG (Warwick Manufacturing Group), Laser Tools, Race Rapid and Tow-Trust Towbars, and of course the children's parents. We are very grateful for all your support and hard work.

  • 14 Jun19/06/14 13:20:04 Crackley Hall School

    Crackley Hall was delighted to welcome, Old Princethorpian and Cricket Ambassador for Complete Cricket, Ian Bell MBE into school on Tuesday 11 June for a special Batting Masterclass. Ian put the awestruck boys through their paces. From the start he stressed the importance of getting the fundamentals right, looking at grip, stance, backlift and alignment, his message was 'cricket is simple if you get the basics right'. Over the two-hour session, you could see the boys' cricket improve as they worked in groups to put Ian's advice into practise. The session finished with a question and answer session. Ian was enthusiastically quizzed by the boys, with questions ranging from 'Who was the most challenging bowler you faced?' and 'Where were the most difficult pitches to play on?' to 'What was it like to play with Freddie Flintoff?' They even quizzed Ian on his time at Princethorpe. Ian answered all their questions good-naturedly explaining that he had always enjoyed sport and had first played for Warwickshire in their U10 squad. He encouraged the boys to play all sports, talking about all the opportunities he had at Princethorpe and the inspiration and support he had received from the College's former Director of Sport, Gwilym Price. He said, "I loved sport and at Princethorpe I played everything - rugby, football, hockey and cricket. I was 16 when I finally decided that cricket was what I wanted to do." Crackley Hall's Assistant Head – Co-curricular, Charles Lamprecht said, "Huge thanks to Ian and Jamie and Sam from Complete Cricket for an inspirational masterclass. The boys were thrilled to have a cricketing legend coaching them and I am really looking forward to seeing them put their new batting skills into action."

  • 14 Jun19/06/14 12:00:01 Crackley Hall School

    We look forward to our annual teddy bears picnic at Little Crackers Stay 'n' Play on Wednesday. Why not bring a friend for only £2 per family? Hope you can make it!

  • 12 Jun19/06/12 09:12:54 Crackley Hall School

    What a wild wet windy Wednesday - how about a wonderful clip of the Choral Group entertaining Grandparents and Parishioners at last week's Crackley Cream Tea to brighten up the day!

  • 11 Jun19/06/11 09:39:54 Crackley Hall School

    Friday 7 June was an important day for nine Crackley Hall pupils as they celebrated their first Holy Communion Mass. Mikey Bell, Issey Cleary, Merryn Cleary, Leo Fella, Finlay Hackett, Dillon Horan, Joseph Hughes, Milana Lambeth and Joseph McCoy gathered together excitedly with friends, family and the whole Crackley Hall school community at St Francis of Assisi Church in Kenilworth. The children have been preparing for this special day since the beginning of the year. Father Kevin Hooper began by commending Crackley Hall's long and strong association with the parish. He then led a joyful and celebratory Eucharist beautifully supported by the Altar Servers and Chamber Choir. The communicants received the sacrament with the utmost sincerity and reverence and were a credit to their families and the school. Following celebratory prayers, reflections and concluding hymns the nine recipients shyly posed for proud parents and friends in front of the altar. A very special day for all concerned.

  • 17 Jun19/06/17 16:01:42 Crackley Hall School

    Huge congratulations to Team Firecrackers who won 'Best Engineered Car' at the National Finals of the 2019 Jaguar Primary School Challenge last week The team of five Year 4 pupils travelled to the British Motor Museum at Gaydon, Warwickshire to take part in the competition. They were one of 39 schools that had won through from local Regional Finals. Team 'Firecrackers', comprising Junior 4's Amelia, Jasper, Woody, Henry and Thomas had been working so hard, after school, all year to prepare for the day. The challenge requires teams to research, design, manufacture, test, promote and race the fastest car possible using standard chassis and engine housing nets with a car body made only from card. It is a technical brief but one that has proven to really engage potential future engineers. Mrs Hardwick and Mrs Spillane who helped guide the Crackley Hall team were jubilant, "What an amazing day. Our Crackley Hall pupils have worked so hard. They've dealt with the pressure of competition brilliantly and we are so very proud of them." Huge thanks must also go to the team's sponsors Skywave Communications, Chapter Agency, Sew2It Sewing School, WMG (Warwick Manufacturing Group), Laser Tools, Race Rapid and Tow-Trust Towbars, and of course the children's parents. We are very grateful for all your support and hard work.

  • 14 Jun19/06/14 13:20:04 Crackley Hall School

    Crackley Hall was delighted to welcome, Old Princethorpian and Cricket Ambassador for Complete Cricket, Ian Bell MBE into school on Tuesday 11 June for a special Batting Masterclass. Ian put the awestruck boys through their paces. From the start he stressed the importance of getting the fundamentals right, looking at grip, stance, backlift and alignment, his message was 'cricket is simple if you get the basics right'. Over the two-hour session, you could see the boys' cricket improve as they worked in groups to put Ian's advice into practise. The session finished with a question and answer session. Ian was enthusiastically quizzed by the boys, with questions ranging from 'Who was the most challenging bowler you faced?' and 'Where were the most difficult pitches to play on?' to 'What was it like to play with Freddie Flintoff?' They even quizzed Ian on his time at Princethorpe. Ian answered all their questions good-naturedly explaining that he had always enjoyed sport and had first played for Warwickshire in their U10 squad. He encouraged the boys to play all sports, talking about all the opportunities he had at Princethorpe and the inspiration and support he had received from the College's former Director of Sport, Gwilym Price. He said, "I loved sport and at Princethorpe I played everything - rugby, football, hockey and cricket. I was 16 when I finally decided that cricket was what I wanted to do." Crackley Hall's Assistant Head – Co-curricular, Charles Lamprecht said, "Huge thanks to Ian and Jamie and Sam from Complete Cricket for an inspirational masterclass. The boys were thrilled to have a cricketing legend coaching them and I am really looking forward to seeing them put their new batting skills into action."

  • 14 Jun19/06/14 12:00:01 Crackley Hall School

    We look forward to our annual teddy bears picnic at Little Crackers Stay 'n' Play on Wednesday. Why not bring a friend for only £2 per family? Hope you can make it!

  • 12 Jun19/06/12 09:12:54 Crackley Hall School

    What a wild wet windy Wednesday - how about a wonderful clip of the Choral Group entertaining Grandparents and Parishioners at last week's Crackley Cream Tea to brighten up the day!

  • 11 Jun19/06/11 09:39:54 Crackley Hall School

    Friday 7 June was an important day for nine Crackley Hall pupils as they celebrated their first Holy Communion Mass. Mikey Bell, Issey Cleary, Merryn Cleary, Leo Fella, Finlay Hackett, Dillon Horan, Joseph Hughes, Milana Lambeth and Joseph McCoy gathered together excitedly with friends, family and the whole Crackley Hall school community at St Francis of Assisi Church in Kenilworth. The children have been preparing for this special day since the beginning of the year. Father Kevin Hooper began by commending Crackley Hall's long and strong association with the parish. He then led a joyful and celebratory Eucharist beautifully supported by the Altar Servers and Chamber Choir. The communicants received the sacrament with the utmost sincerity and reverence and were a credit to their families and the school. Following celebratory prayers, reflections and concluding hymns the nine recipients shyly posed for proud parents and friends in front of the altar. A very special day for all concerned.

  • 18 Jun19/06/18 10:05:21 Crescent School

    Over 500 likes on our page now. We do hope you find this one aspect of our communication informative. Thank you for our continued support.

  • 18 Jun19/06/18 09:58:08 Crescent School

    Just a few photos from Sports Day 2019! A full report and lots more photos will be published in The Courier on Friday. Huge congratulations to all the children - wonderful sportsmanship all round! A huge thank you to all the staff who organised and ran the event and to all the mums and dads for coming to cheer on all the children to success!

  • 15 Jun19/06/15 10:31:53 Crescent School

    The Crescent children have finished their warm up for the ESSA Swimming National Finals. Event starts after lunch.

  • 09 Jun19/06/09 14:36:59 Crescent School

    With a good deal of rain forecast unfortunately tomorrow's Sports Day, for Years 1 - 6, has been postponed. We have a reserve date in the calendar for Monday 17 June so hopefully we will be able to run the event on that day. Children should come to school in normal uniform tomorrow. Parents have been sent an email and text message.

  • 07 Jun19/06/07 15:23:17 Crescent School

    We have got a number of exciting roles available across the Foundation currently, including Marketing and Communications Co-ordinator, Reprographics Assistant, Summer Estates Assistants, Traffic Co-ordinator and After School Manager for the Crescent School. Full details of the roles and how to apply are available from our website. Should you know anyone who might be interested in these posts, please do share this information with them. https://www.theprincethorpefoundation.co.uk/join-us

  • 14 Jun19/06/14 16:05:18 Princethorpe College

    Our wonderful PTA would like some help with the Summer Fete on Sunday 23 June, if you are willing to lend a hand it would be much appreciated, a good time is guaranteed, sign up below, thanks.

  • 13 Jun19/06/13 08:33:22 Princethorpe College

    We're very excited for OP Lydia Harper, who left Princethorpe in 2010. She is now a professional acrobat and is about to take to the stage in Cirque du Soleil's new show Toruk - The First Flight, inspired by James Cameron's AVATAR. Lydia can be seen performing in some of the sensational images below. She will be featured in the UK Tour as follows: Manchester Arena : June 20th - 23rd 2019 London O2 Arena : June 26th - 30th 2019 If you would like to see Lydia in action tickets are available here https://www.cirquedusoleil.com/toruk

  • 10 Jun19/06/10 16:09:26 Princethorpe College

    An intrepid band of Princethorpe College staff, parents, Old Princethorpians and even our Chair of Trustees bravely took on an epic challenge over the May half term holiday when they cycled between the French towns of Saumur and Amboise in support of the College's chosen charity, Mary's Meals. This was the second time the College has undertaken a cycling pilgrimage, the first one being during the College's Golden Jubilee Year, two years ago. The 22 cyclists and their supporters travelled to France by coach and cycled the 110 miles over two days, with a rest day in between in the beautiful chateau town of Azay-le-Rideau. Over the course of the challenge the cyclists encountered monsoon like rain, punctures, chain breaks and their fair share of drama and injury. They travelled along country roads and canal paths, through lush meadows and poppy fields, beside the beautiful Loire and up steep hills in order to complete the challenge. Comments, Headmaster, Ed Hester, who led the trip, "110 miles in two days is no mean feat and all the pilgrims deserve to be congratulated. Once again there was a fantastic sense of camaraderie, which really epitomised Princethorpe's spirit of family. We were received most warmly by the French people on our route, who were fascinated by the challenge." Thanks go in particular to our wonderful coach driver, Keith Price from Catteralls, the route master general, Peter Griffin and French liaisons, Andy Compton, Alison Gallagher and Miriam Isaacs. The cyclists have already raised over £1,500 towards the £2,000 target they set themselves in aid of their chosen charity, Mary's Meals, amazingly enough to feed 144 children at Makalunga Primary School in Malawi for a year. If you would like to support them please go to their fundraising page below. https://www.marysmeals.org.uk/fundraising/project/rod-isaacs-1/princethorpe-4-makalanga-2

  • 07 Jun19/06/07 15:33:31 Princethorpe College

    The weather forecast is improving, so what better way to spend a Saturday afternoon than in the beautiful Princethorpe grounds watching an outside performance of Shakespeare's Taming of the Shrew. The Sudden Impulse Theatre Company will be bringing their production of the love-tangled hilarious comedy to Princethorpe tomorrow (Saturday 8 June) from 3.00pm to 7.00pm, The performance is open to the public and will take place on the Sixth Form Lawn. So bring a picnic rug and some refreshments and, if last year's performances are anything to go by, enjoy some perfect summer entertainment. Tickets are available now from the link below, or at the door on the day and are priced at £12 or £10 for concessions. https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/suddenimpulsetheatrecompany

  • 07 Jun19/06/07 15:21:25 Princethorpe College

    We have got a number of exciting roles available across the Foundation currently, including Marketing and Communications Co-ordinator, Reprographics Assistant, Summer Estates Assistants, Traffic Co-ordinator and After School Manager for the Crescent School. Full details of the roles and how to apply are available from our website. Should you know anyone who might be interested in these posts, please do share this information with them. https://www.theprincethorpefoundation.co.uk/join-us

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  • Year 10 had a taste of life in the Sixth Form today. They participated in sample lessons and found out about how the College supports their wider self development. The day finished with a Futures Evening with talks from Universities and the Head of Careers. #pcphotoaday #princethorpecollege #princethorpe #warwickshire #sixthformlife #careers #university

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  • Huge congratulations to all the children who took part in Crescent School's Sports Day this morning at Princethorpe! It was so lovely to see the children having fun and cheering each other on #pcphotoaday #princethorpecollege #crescentschool #warwickshire #sportsday #teamspirit

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  • Team Firecrackers win Best Engineered Car at the National Final of the Jaguar Primary School Challenge. #tpfphotoaday #crackleyhallschool #kenilworth #warwickshire #jpsc #bestengineeredcar #youngdesigner #designtechnology #nationalfinals #crackleyandme

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  • Absolutely fantastic to welcome OP Ian Bell Ito Crackley Hall for a batting masterclass this week Thanks to Complete Cricket for hosting the event. The boys were awestruck and the coaching inspirational. #tpfphotoaday #crackleyhall #kenilworth #warwickshire #ianbell #oldprincethorpian #completecricket #battingmasterclass

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  • Congratulations to Olivia and George who have qualified for the ISA National Athletics Championships. #tpfphotoaday #crescentschool #bilton #rugby #warwickshire #isa #athletics

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