Princethorpe College Virtual Open Evening

Wednesday 3 June 2020 – 6.30pm onwards

Prospective pupils and their parents are warmly invited to the College’s first ever Virtual Open Evening on Wednesday 3 June from 6.30pm.

The evening will consist of a link to a pre-recorded video comprising an address by our Headmaster, Ed Hester, short video clips of some of our pupils from Year 7 to Sixth Form and fun, interactive subject activities for children to participate in at home. The evening will also provide information as to the admissions process.

The pre-recorded video will be followed by a live streamed Q & A session with Mr Hester, Mrs Rooney, the Registrar, and the senior team from 7.30pm, which parents will be able to submit questions to in advance or on the evening via a chat function.

To sign up for the Virtual Open Evening, please complete the short online form here by Wednesday 27 May.

You will then be emailed the link to the Virtual Open Evening and instructions for the Live Q & A Session on Wednesday 3 June.

If you have any other questions related to the admissions process or Princethorpe generally please contact Mrs Rooney, the Registrar, at or call her on 07930 601877.

Please do spread the word amongst friends and family, as all are most welcome to get involved. 


Virtual Summer Art, Photography and Design Show 2020

Thursday 18 June from 6.00pm

This year we will be holding a virtual celebration of our pupils GCSE and A-level Art, Photography and Design work on Thursday 18 June from 6.00pm.

On the evening we will publish a link on the College website and social media to a virtual gallery, which will include a range of design technology projects, from resistant materials to textiles, will be showcased alongside the stunning art and photography work the College is renowned for.

Comments, Paul Hubball, Head of Art, "We did not want this year to pass without sharing our pupils' fantastic creativity with a wider audience and through the wonders of technology we will be able to make this happen."

Added Head of Design Technology, Paul Scopes, "Our pupils have worked so hard and it's important that collectively we should celebrate the fruit of their labours."


OPs Summer Supper Reunion - Calling The Leavers Of 1970, 1980, 1990, 2000 And 2010

Friday 26 June 2020 

It is looking very unlikely that we will be able to hold our OPs Summer Supper Reunion as originally planned. We may however be able to do something virtually, so we would like OPs to continue to register their interest please.

In particular we are seeking OPs who left the College in 1970, 1980, 1990, 2000 and 2010 (or those who were in the same year groups) to celebrate their respective 50th, 40th, 30th, 20th and 10th anniversaries of leaving.

Former staff and OPs from other years are of course very welcome to participate too.

If you would like to be kept informed of our plans please go to Princethorpe Connect or email by Friday 19 June.

OPs vs College Sports Day 2020

Saturday 5 September 2020 - To be confirmed

The 10th annual Old Princethorpians vs College Sports Day (and 12th John Shinkwin Trophy Match) is scheduled to take place on Saturday 5 September. However the situation regarding the playing of team sports, rugby, hockey and netball, the mainstays of the event, is as yet unclear. It may sadly be the case that this year's event cannot go ahead.

If you are interested in playing, please contact Neil McCollin, and we can keep you appraised of the situation.

Many thanks.

Glow For Myton - Postponed Until October

Saturday 17 October 2020

Myton Hospice have postponed their upcoming Glow For Myton event until the start of October half term.

The fundraising walk was due to take place on Saturday 28 March but due to the uncertainty of the Coronavirus outbreak the Hospice decided that it was in the best interest of all their supporters, volunteers, suppliers and staff to postpone the event until later this year.

Myton Hospice needs to raise £9.2 million to continue providing their services free of charge to terminally ill patients and their families. Glow for Myton is their largest fundraising event and was set to raise at least £60,000 so the College readily agreed to a new date for the event and is now looking forward to hosting the Glow fundraiser on Saturday 17 October.

Rebecca Richards from Myton Hospice comments, “We are really sorry for any inconvenience caused the decision has not been an easy one for us. We are still hoping to raise £60,000 from this event and are really looking forward to holding it at Princethorpe.”

The event is sure to be great fun for a good cause so we are hoping lots of families and friends of the Foundation will get involved. 

Glow For Myton - Around The World In 5km is open to all and pupils, parents, staff, OPs, friends and neighbours can find out more information about the event on the charity’s website here.

Children of all ages are welcome but under 18s must be accompanied by an adult.


Reunion For Former Pupils of St Mary's Priory (VSOPs)

Saturday 11 September 2021

Our planned reunion for the former pupils of St Mary's Priory (VSOPs) this coming September has been postponed until next year.  It will now take place on Saturday 11 September 2021 and we look forward to seeing you all then.