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We need your support

At Princethorpe, our aim is simple; to treat every pupil as an individual, supporting them as they grow into mature, confident, resilient and well-rounded young people with a strong set of moral values to guide them through adult life.

The Princethorpe Foundation

When the College celebrated its Golden Jubilee in
2016-17 we established a Development Office to enable the provision of more bursaries to deserving pupils, to update our facilities, and to meet our strategic development plans.

We believe that every child with the potential and passion to benefit from a Princethorpe education should be given the opportunity to learn, grow and develop here.

With your support, we can help more children to benefit from this unique education.
 

  • Our Stories

    Jacob

    Old Princethorpian (2012)

    Coming from a single-parent family on a low income, Princethorpe seemed out of my grasp, and yet I was not being challenged at my current school. A family friend made us aware of possible bursaries so we decided to take a look. I remember the special feeling I had upon arriving at Princethorpe and having met the Headmaster, I was convinced that here was a place in which I could flourish.

News, Events & Feedback

  • It is fantastic to see Princethorpe enabling education for all; I am delighted to play a part in these exciting developments.

    Richard Sibbick
    Old Princethorpian 1994
  • Supporting the Bursary Fund helps to transform lives and we are delighted to continue to offer our support.

    Fr Joe McGee
    MSC
  • After losing my father at a young age the support which Princethorpe offered me both financially and educationally was what I needed to develop as a person and achieve educational success.

    Clark McCallum
    Old Princethorpian (2013)
  • As a past parent, I am delighted to help deserving pupils by donating to the Princethorpe Bursary Fund.

    Commodore Bernard Warner
    Former Parent and Trustee

Meet the Team

      

    Alex Darkes

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    Alex Darkes is a life-long Princethorpian and since first visiting the College on 4 June 1967 as a ten-year-old (his brother’s seventh birthday) he has only spent a total of five years away from the school. A chance meeting with Father Bill Clarkson in 1979, meant that he joined the staff later the same year and has variously taught Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Photography over thirty-seven years. For two decades, until recent semi-retirement, he looked after the school’s admissions and marketing and became Foundation Assistant Head in 2001, latterly with additional responsibility for premises development. He is passionate about making a Princethorpe education more widely accessible and in 2016 he was responsible for establishing the development function, working closely with Rachel Hadley-Leonard, Loretta Curtis and Sarah Stewart. When he is not at work he enjoys playing with classic cars, is a radio ham, a keen classical concert goer and an amateur photographer.