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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

  • Princethorpe College Celebrates Its Best Ever GCSE Results ​​​​​​​

    22 Aug19/08/22 10:09:10 Princethorpe

    Princethorpe College is celebrating its best ever GCSE results.  From a cohort of 127 pupils almost half (48%) of a...

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  • Excellent Academic Results For Princethorpe’s A-Level Pupils

    15 Aug19/08/15 09:04:10 Princethorpe

    Princethorpe College is delighted to be celebrating another excellent set of A-level results.

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  • Possible Additional Year 4 Class For September 2020

    17 Jul19/07/17 10:29:24 Crescent

    Crescent Headmaster, Joe Thackway, is considering splitting next year’s Year 3 class into two smaller classes for...

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  • The Princethorpe Foundation Continues To Invest In The Crescent School Site

    25 Jun19/06/25 00:00:00 Crescent

    Over the summer break, there will be further exciting improvements to the Crescent School site.

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  • Summer Makeover to Give Little Crackers New Natural Look and Feel

    21 Jun19/06/21 00:00:00 Crackley

    Over the summer holidays Little Crackers Nursery is set to have an exciting makeover to give it a new more natural look...

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  • 05 Jul19/07/05 11:13:51 @CrackleyHallSch

    Well done what an achievement! - National car design contest success for young Kenilworth engineers https://t.co/h2KrzcN9KK @CrackleyHallSch @BMMuseum

  • 21 Jun19/06/21 10:56:59 @CrackleyHallSch

    The best of luck and 'break a leg' goes to all our children who take to the stage today for our whole school production 'A Spoonful of Naughty' at the Royal @spacentre in Leamington! #crackleyhall https://t.co/Mt2hcggMpM

  • 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

  • 05 Jul19/07/05 11:13:51 @CrackleyHallSch

    Well done what an achievement! - National car design contest success for young Kenilworth engineers https://t.co/h2KrzcN9KK @CrackleyHallSch @BMMuseum

  • 21 Jun19/06/21 10:56:59 @CrackleyHallSch

    The best of luck and 'break a leg' goes to all our children who take to the stage today for our whole school production 'A Spoonful of Naughty' at the Royal @spacentre in Leamington! #crackleyhall https://t.co/Mt2hcggMpM

  • 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

  • 19 Jun19/06/19 14:02:57 @CrescentSchRug

    Super huge congratulations to Crescent School's Year 6 Olivia Monk who is the @ISAsportUK National Champion after running the 80m sprint in 11.32 seconds. #crescentschool #littleschoolbigambitions #nationalchampion https://t.co/l5SI0DTtAy

  • 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

  • 22 Aug19/08/22 09:24:56 @PrincethorpeCol

    Princethorpe College is celebrating its best ever GCSE results with almost half of all entries graded 9, 8 or 7 and 36 pupils achieving eight or more of these top grades. #GCSEResults2019 @leamcourier @leamobs @live_coventry @rugbyadv @RugbyFM @102TouchFM @BBCCovWarks https://t.co/7wAFi1m62g

  • 21 Aug19/08/21 12:03:06 @PrincethorpeCol

    Sending positive thoughts and best-wishes to all our pupils collecting GCSE results tomorrow – Thursday 22 August. School will be open from 9.00am, with staff on hand for advice and support. Pupils can also access results on the pupil portal at 10.00am. Good luck all! https://t.co/wxSzANeAJZ

  • 15 Aug19/08/15 09:34:01 @PrincethorpeCol

    And more students celebrating #alevelresultsday #proudofyouall @leamcourier @leamobs @rugbyadv @RugbyObserver @live_coventry @RugbyFM @102TouchFM @BBCCovWarks https://t.co/hrwD8LUbN8 https://t.co/YkB5JYUOKj

  • 15 Aug19/08/15 08:59:09 @PrincethorpeCol

    Princethorpe College is celebrating another excellent set of A-level results. Of the 94 students who sat A-levels 30% were awarded A* or A and over 75% of all grades were A* to C. Impressively there are seventeen high fliers who achieved three or more A* or A grades. https://t.co/6YHliP94tJ

  • 14 Aug19/08/14 15:28:41 @PrincethorpeCol

    Sending positive thoughts and well wishes to all our pupils receiving their A-level results tomorrow - Thursday 15 August! School will be open from 7.00am for the collection of results, with staff on hand for advice and support, or access results on the pupil portal from 9.00am. https://t.co/bZazvYZ5oa

  • 22 Aug19/08/22 09:26:28 Crackley Hall School

    Well done to all and particularly our former Crackley pupils!!

  • 12 Jul19/07/12 09:30:21 Crackley Hall School

  • 05 Jul19/07/05 11:17:32 Crackley Hall School

    Wonderful to see the Firecrackers featured in this weeks Leamington Courier for their success in the Jaguar Primary School Challenge 2019!

  • 05 Jul19/07/05 08:45:13 Crackley Hall School

    A year in the life of The Princethorpe Foundation! We have compiled all of our Instagram photos from the 2018 - 2019 academic year into this little video for you to enjoy... We wish all our pupils and staff a happy and restful summer break, and we look forward to seeing you all in September!

  • 21 Jun19/06/21 10:48:53 Crackley Hall School

    The best of luck and 'break a leg' goes to all our children who take to the stage today for our whole school production 'A Spoonful of Naughty' at Leamington Spa Centre! Split into two acts, the whole school production sees children from Reception through to Junior 6 tread the boards in fabulous adaptations of 'Mary Poppins' and 'Matilda'. Here's a sneak peek from rehearsals earlier in the week. A huge thank you goes to our staff for all their hard work and parents for their support in the run up to the performances. Have a great evening all - we know you'll be amazing!

  • 22 Aug19/08/22 09:26:28 Crackley Hall School

    Well done to all and particularly our former Crackley pupils!!

  • 12 Jul19/07/12 09:30:21 Crackley Hall School

  • 05 Jul19/07/05 11:17:32 Crackley Hall School

    Wonderful to see the Firecrackers featured in this weeks Leamington Courier for their success in the Jaguar Primary School Challenge 2019!

  • 05 Jul19/07/05 08:45:13 Crackley Hall School

    A year in the life of The Princethorpe Foundation! We have compiled all of our Instagram photos from the 2018 - 2019 academic year into this little video for you to enjoy... We wish all our pupils and staff a happy and restful summer break, and we look forward to seeing you all in September!

  • 21 Jun19/06/21 10:48:53 Crackley Hall School

    The best of luck and 'break a leg' goes to all our children who take to the stage today for our whole school production 'A Spoonful of Naughty' at Leamington Spa Centre! Split into two acts, the whole school production sees children from Reception through to Junior 6 tread the boards in fabulous adaptations of 'Mary Poppins' and 'Matilda'. Here's a sneak peek from rehearsals earlier in the week. A huge thank you goes to our staff for all their hard work and parents for their support in the run up to the performances. Have a great evening all - we know you'll be amazing!

  • 22 Aug19/08/22 11:57:17 Crescent School

    Over the summer break, the Foundation's Estates team have been working hard on exciting improvements to the Crescent School site. During the holidays, the IT suite has been gutted and a new ceiling, lighting and flooring installed. The room has been completely redesigned and will shortly be ready for its new furniture. At the far end of the school, the Reception and Year 1 classrooms have been completely refurbished with new ceilings, new lights, new carpets and a fresh coat of paint. They are taking shape, looking lovely and bright and nearly ready for our youngest learners. A three-phase development of the main corridor, affectionately known as the 'green mile', is also just about complete. The top section (from the Library down to the first set of Fire Doors) has been transformed with a new ceiling, new lights, new flooring, built in display units, new noticeboards, snazzy radiator grills and the walls all repainted. The work is all part of the Princethorpe Foundation's long term estates development plan. Huge thanks to the teams that have been working so hard - it is looking amazing! One last final push and all will be ready for when the children return in September.

  • 22 Aug19/08/22 09:32:44 Crescent School

    Fingers crossed for our OCs, class of 2014, that GCSE results take you to where you want to be.

  • 22 Aug19/08/22 09:26:58 Crescent School

    Well done to all and particularly our former Crescent pupils!

  • 15 Aug19/08/15 09:28:01 Crescent School

    Wishing our Olympic Class of 2012 that your A-level results take you to where you want and deserve to be after all your hard work.

  • 07 Aug19/08/07 11:00:15 Crescent School

    Many congratulations to our friends and colleagues at the Crescent's onsite nursery, Pathfinders, on their outstanding in all areas Ofsted grading published yesterday. The inspection report makes excellent reading and is very well deserved! To read the report visit https://www.pathfindersnursery.co.uk/

  • 22 Aug19/08/22 09:22:46 Princethorpe College

    Princethorpe College is celebrating its best ever GCSE results. From a cohort of 127 pupils almost half (48%) of all entries were graded the coveted 9, 8 or 7 grades and 36 (28%) of its Year 11 pupils achieved eight or more 9, 8 or 7 grades. There were many exceptional personal achievements, with stand-out performances from Grace McGrory, James Gallagher, Lauren Mason, Alex Rejali and Prajeet Prabakaran, who all achieved an outstanding eleven or more grade 9s. Princethorpe pupils performed well in all the core subjects, but the College is again delighted with its English results - this year 62% of pupils achieved 9, 8 or 7 grades - and the standard of Art was again commended by the examination board moderators, with 72% being graded 9 or 8. Overall 96% of the grades achieved were A* - C or 9 - 4 grades. Headmaster, Ed Hester said, "I would like to congratulate all of our Year 11 pupils. I am delighted with the excellent results they have achieved across the board; it is a privilege to be amongst so many happy pupils this morning and marvellous to be able to celebrate such success. We are of course delighted with the exceptionally high number of top grades, but we are proud of all our pupils who have worked hard and done their very best. Whilst their results are important, this year group have also demonstrated many fine qualities worth celebrating, such as kindness, respect, determination and friendship." He continued, "All credit goes to our pupils and staff for their commitment and hard work. The College goes from strength to strength and we look forward to welcoming the vast majority of this cohort back into our successful Sixth Form for the next stage of their education."

  • 21 Aug19/08/21 11:56:26 Princethorpe College

    Many positive thoughts and best-wishes to all our pupils who are collecting their GCSE results tomorrow! A reminder that the school will be open from 9.00am on Thursday 22 August for Year 11 pupils to collect their results from the Sixth Form Centre. Staff will be on hand for advice and support where necessary and refreshments will be available. Online access: For those unable to come into College, GCSE results will be published to the pupil portal at 10.00am. Other year group pupils expecting results: Results will be published to the pupil portal at 10.00am. Instructions on accessing results via the portal can be found in the 5 July edition of the Flagpole (http://flagpole.princethorpe.co.uk) under the 'Academic' section. Any uncollected results will be posted to the pupil's home address at the end of the day. Please Note: Results cannot be given out over the telephone. Good luck to all and we look forward to seeing our Year 11 pupils and their parents tomorrow.

  • 21 Aug19/08/21 09:54:35 Princethorpe College

    Princethorpe College has welcomed Birmingham City Council Leader, councillor Ian Ward, to the college for a tour and discussion about how the school may support and get involved with the Commonwealth Games in 2022. The Commonwealth Games, estimated to be costing approximately £778 million, is the biggest budget sporting event since London 2012 and will see 71 nations competing over 11 days. On his visit Ian Ward toured the school and grounds, taking in the Sports Centre, Orchard, the all-weather sports surface and the Rugby pitches. The College is hopeful that it can be involved with the Commonwealth Games, perhaps as a training ground for one or more of the many visiting teams. Princethorpe College has a proud sporting heritage, with international cricketer Ian Bell MBE, amongst the college's most famous alumni. Sport is a core part of school life at Princethorpe and the college fields at least three full teams (A, B, C) in most sports, and even a fourth (D) in some others. Ed Hester, Headmaster of Princethorpe College, said: "The Birmingham Commonwealth Games in 2022 is the biggest sporting event since London 2012 and it is happening on our doorstep. It's a fantastic opportunity for Princethorpe to get involved and showcase our brilliant facilities, grounds and hospitality. "I'm grateful to Ian Ward for taking time out of his busy schedule to come and see what Princethorpe has to offer. We think Princethorpe could potentially offer a wonderful experience to visiting athletes to train, but it's also a once-in-generation opportunity for the college to be involved in such a high-profile sports event. "We're very proud of sport at Princethorpe and if the college can be involved with the Commonwealth Games, we would welcome the opportunity." Cllr Ian Ward, Leader of Birmingham City Council, said: "I've had a fantastic visit to Princethorpe College and it's great that the school are taking the initiative and wanting to get involved with the Commonwealth Games. "Princethorpe College clearly has a great sporting heritage and sport is at the centre of school life for staff and pupils. "They have some wonderful facilities and beautiful grounds and I'm sure visiting teams would be very impressed to visit here as part of their Commonwealth Games experience. "I am very keen that the Commonwealth Games benefits not just Birmingham, but the wider West Midlands region, and I'm very grateful that so many of the regions' schools are starting to engage and get excited about the games."

  • 15 Aug19/08/15 08:52:59 Princethorpe College

    Princethorpe College is delighted to be celebrating another excellent set of A-level results. 94 students sat A-level examinations and completed the extended project qualification this summer. 30% have been awarded A* or A grades and over three-quarters of all grades received are A* to C. Impressively there are seventeen high fliers who achieved three or more A* or A grades. Ed Hester, Headmaster said, "These students have worked so hard and we are incredibly proud of their achievements. We were particularly pleased that in addition to their A-levels, this year over half the cohort completed the extended project qualification, which is so highly respected by universities and employers alike. It was also lovely to receive amazing feedback from the A-level Art moderators who were bowled over by the quality of the artwork by all our six A* A-level art students." Ed Hester, continued, "We are thrilled that our students have achieved such good grades but also, more importantly, that the overwhelming majority have been accepted to study at their university of choice or on their chosen apprenticeship scheme. We have had another great year and today's results show that the hard work of both students and staff has been rewarded. We are proud of their academic achievements, but these students have many other fine qualities: kindness, respect and a strong sense of right and wrong, which will be tremendously important for them as they move on to the next phase of their lives. We congratulate them all on their success and wish them the very best for the future".

  • 14 Aug19/08/14 13:02:32 Princethorpe College

    Sending lots positive thoughts and well-wishes to all our pupils who are collecting their A-level results tomorrow! A reminder that the school will be open from 7.00am on Thursday 15 August for the Upper Sixth to collect their results. Staff will be on hand for advice and support where necessary. Online access: For those unable to come into College, A-level results will be published to the pupil portal at 9.00am. Information on how to access the portal can be found in the Friday 5 July edition of the Flagpole (http://flagpole.princethorpe.co.uk) under the 'Academic' section. Any uncollected A-level results will be posted to the student's home address by first class mail on Thursday 15 August. Please Note: Results cannot be given out over the telephone. Good luck to all and we look forward to seeing our Upper Sixth students and their parents tomorrow.

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  • Princethorpe College is celebrating its best ever GCSE results with almost half of all entries graded 9, 8 or 7 and 36 pupils achieving eight or more of these top grades. #princethorpecollege #princethorpeandproud #princethorpe #warwickshire #gcseresults2019

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  • Princethorpe College is celebrating another set of excellent A-level results. Of the 94 students who sat examinations this summer 30% were awarded A• or A grades and over 75% of students achieved A• to C. Seventeen high fliers achieved 3 or more A• or A grades. We are incredibly proud of all their achievements. #princethorpeandproud #princethorpecollege #alevelresultsday #pcsixthform #princethorpe #warwickshire #hmc_org

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  • A year in the life of The Princethorpe Foundation! We've compiled all our #pcphotoaday #tpfphotoaday posts from the academic year into a little video for you to enjoy! We wish all our pupils as staff a happy and restful summer break!

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  • School's out for summer- we waved goodbye to the buses for the last time this school year. We hope you have enjoyed getting an insight into life at the College through #pcphotoaday this year it has been busy and memorable as always #princethorpecollege #princethorpe #warwickshire #summerholidays

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  • It's the final week of term and the weather has finally improved. Pupils and staff are enjoying the sunshine as they take part in off timetable activities today. #pcphotoaday #princethorpecollege #princethorpe #warwickshire

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