Princethorpe College

Boys (11 - 18)
Girls (11 - 18)
Princethorpe College

Princethorpe College is a Catholic, co-educational, HMC independent day school for about 900 pupils aged eleven to eighteen and welcomes members of all faiths.

About the school

The College is renowned for the way in which it looks after its pupils and is characterised by its strong Christian ethos, which underpins everything we do. The school has a unique history, beautiful surroundings and unequalled character. The atmosphere is warm, open and friendly, but the traditional values of courtesy, discipline, organisation and mutual respect are expected from all; pupils are not stuffy but know how to behave. We pursue academic rigour, want our pupils to be enthusiastic about hard work and to play a full part in the broader aspects of school life, whether in sport, drama, music, charitable fund-raising, community service, the Duke of Edinburgh's Award, or the many other activities which are on offer. We also want them to enjoy their education. 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.

Key Facts

  • Total Pupils: 919 (236 in Sixth Form)
  • Day Fees: £4439/term

Open Days

23rd September, 10:30 - 12:30

Open Morning

A chance to experience Princethorpe College on a normal school day.
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Scholarships, Bursaries & Fees


There is a variety of Scholarships available for particularly able or talented candidates ranging from Academic, Art and Music to All-Rounder. Additionally for the Sixth Form there are Academic, Art, Drama, Music and Sports Scholarships available.

Scholarships to a maximum reduction of 50% of tuition fees are available and are awarded at point of entry. Scholarship awards may be revoked if scholars fail to fulfil the conditions on which they were awarded.

For scholarship related queries please contact Mrs Vanessa Rooney, the Registrar or her assistants, Miss Helen Morgan and Mrs Catherine Rogers on 01926 634201/634262.


Bursaries are available up to 100% of tuition fees. Completed applications should be forwarded to the Foundation Bursar with supporting documentary evidence. Applications for bursaries are means-tested and reviewed by external consultants. The deadline for bursary applications is Friday 4 December 2020.

Fees Information

Registration fee £50.00 (non-returnable)

A non-returnable deposit of £300 will be requested at the time of a place being offered, and this will be refunded after the end of the final term which the pupil spends at the College.

Tuition fees £4,439 per term.

Fees are due on or before the first day of each term. Termly bills are sent by email. Fees do not include any external examination fees, examples of which include basic tests, GCSE and A Level examinations.

Discounts on the main tuition fee are automatically applied to siblings (5% for second and third sibling, 10% for fourth and subsequent siblings) and apply whilst there are two or more children attending schools in the Foundation* but excluding children attending the Nursery.

Parents can view their account on line through our secure electronic payment portal.

Parents are asked to choose to settle their account by direct debit or direct payment into our bank account.

Interest is charged for late settlement of fees at a rate of 6% per annum or part thereof. Letters relating to late payment of fees are charged at £10.

*Princethorpe College, Crackley Hall School, Crescent School

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Admissions Process

Children who want to come to Princethorpe now sit an entrance examination in the November before the year of entry, mainly at 11 and at other ages as space allows. A significant number also join us for Sixth Form at age 16.

We welcome children of all faiths and backgrounds, from our own junior schools, Crackley Hall and The Crescent, and many other maintained and independent primary schools from around a radius of about thirty miles.

Competition for places is high, as are standards, but the school also looks for young people who will contribute to the wider life of the school.

Please register for the Entrance Examination as soon as possible to allow us to process the registration and contact primary schools for references. Following receipt of the registration form any candidate with a learning need will have an assessment with a Special Educational Needs professional.

Our Registrar, Mrs Vanessa Rooney and her assistants, Miss Helen Morgan and Mrs Catherine Rogers will be pleased to talk you through the admissions process. Please contact them on 01926 634201 or 01926 634262.

Finding out more

Princethorpe, Near Rugby, Warwickshire, CV23 9PX
01926 634200
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Key Facts

Open Days

23rd September, 10:30 - 12:30

Open Morning

A chance to experience Princethorpe College on a normal school day.
Find out more