Development News

Science+ Campaign

The Science+ Campaign is our ambitious fundraising programme to ensure an innovative, inspirational and excellent learning environment for our pupils today and in the future.

We don’t just want a building; we want to build ground-breaking, aspirational, incredible facility that demonstrate our values as we continue to provide an outstanding education for our pupils. We also want to demonstrate our value in the community and create facilities that can be used by the whole Princethorpe Foundation, to help all our pupils to reach their own goals. By working together, and with the incredible support from our community, we are getting there!

The Science Centre will be an innovative £8m 10 laboratory Science facility. We hope that this spectacular building will be opened in 2023 and supported in part by philanthropists, charitable trusts, businesses and the wider Princethorpe community.

The building is being created in order to replace the current cramped and outdated laboratories currently used by the science department, which have been untouched for many years and are located in a building that isn’t conducive to modern scientific teaching. In 2018, the school launched a campaign to raise £1.5m help to build the Science Centre: an innovative ten laboratory, flagship science facility with flexible, independent study space and latest technology. The Science Centre plans were welcomed by a wide range of STEAM professionals as an important link between the classroom, workplace and university. The fundraising campaign so far has been broad and diverse, and has been supported by Old Princethorpians, Parents and past parents. People have so far given their support in many ways, whether through room sponsorship, special events or by joining one of several fundraising initiatives including buy a brick and the popular periodic table sponsorship scheme.

'The new Science Centre will provide a first-class teaching environment for pupils and the brand new, state-of-the art laboratories will inspire Princethorpe scientists for generations to come.’

Emma Cooper - Head of Science

We hope that the Science Centre will open its doors to Pupils in September 2023 and they will be able to study science in a warm, bright and contemporary science setting, which emulates university and commercial science facilities. The building will transform science teaching and learning, and give all Pupils wishing to study science at A level the opportunity to do so in a first class environment. The innovative building layout will allow for more independent study and greater collaboration between Pupils and with teachers outside of the classroom.

‘This new building is going to be dynamic and interesting, both inside and out – a place which will truly inspire innovation and learning’

Ed Hester – Headmaster 

Please contact us if you are able to support the Science Centre, no matter how big or small. You can also find out more about leaving your mark on Princethorpe by sponsoring a Brick, Element in our Periodic Table display, or Paver here.

We continue to be extremely grateful to our donors and volunteers for your energy and commitment – THANK YOU!

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Princethorpe’s Bursary Fund Boosted By £100,000 Plus Donation

Princethorpe’s Bursary Fund has received a significant boost with a donation of over £100,000 recently pledged to support a new Princethorpe pupil for the duration of their seven-year career at the school.

The transformational bursary has been awarded to a pupil who has joined the College in Year 7 this September, the donation will also cover their school uniform costs and any extras such as books, trips and bus transport.

The generous donors, who wish to remain anonymous, are a current family with two children at the College.

The College committed to expanding its bursary provision during its Golden Jubilee Year and aims to provide fully-funded bursaries for at least ten pupils by its Diamond Jubilee in 2026. At present around 8% of Princethorpe pupils benefit from some form of bursary.

This latest donation brings the total support committed for bursaries to over £200,000, with significant single gifts and pledges and regular giving all playing an important part in funding this life-changing scheme.

Comments Ed Hester, “It is particularly pleasing that this donation comes from a current family who can see the positive effect that Princethorpe is already having on their own children and the transformational experience it could be for others who are less fortunate.”

He continued, “We are most thankful to the donors for their amazing generosity. The deserving pupil we have chosen to receive the bursary has the potential and passion to benefit fully from a Princethorpe education and we will be delighted to update the donor family on the pupil’s progress over the years ahead.”

If you are interested in further information about making a donation to us, please contact Steve Kowal at or the Development Team at or call 01926 634265.

Leave Your Mark On Princethorpe

With a new Science Building in the planning, everyone has the opportunity to leave their mark on Princethorpe College for generations to come.

At a projected cost of over £8 million, the College is committed to raising a portion of the build funds through Fundraising and realising this goal is a significant factor in determining the timescale and ability to complete the project, which we hope will open its doors to pupils in 2023.

There are many ways for individuals to support, from a major donation or corporate naming rights to smaller one-off donations for names on a Brick, Element or Paver. Our aim is for the Princethorpe community to join together to make the vision for Science a reality.

We hope you will be interested in supporting this important project and leaving your mark on Princethorpe’s future.

For more information, please visit the school website or contact the Development office at

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