Princethorpe College is a
Catholic independent day school located in
Princethorpe, near Rugby, Warwickshire, England.
founded in the late 1950s as St Bede's College in Royal Leamington
Spa, before moving to its current site in 1966.
It occupies a former Benedictine
monastery surrounded by of parkland. It is the senior school of the
Warwickshire Catholic Independent Schools Foundation (WCISF
) following a merger with Crackley Hall School in
2002. The school welcomes children of all denominations and is
characterised by its strong Christian ethos (Christus Regnet - May
The college offers a wide range of clubs, societies and activities
that take place at lunch-time and after school. Art, badminton,
chess, computing, dance, drama, equestrian, photography and
technology are usually offered, including the Duke of Edinburgh
Award Scheme and overseas trips.
Pupils participate in games and PE from Year 7 to Upper Sixth. All
the major traditional sports are offered, in addition to other
sports such as archery, trampolining, sailing, golf, basketball,
rock-climbing and equestrian competitions.
There is a programme of inter-school fixtures and Princethorpe has
a tradition of pupils gaining county, regional and international
representative honours, not least Old Princethorpian Ian Bell of
cricketing fame. Sports facilities include a Sports Hall, a Fitness
Centre and squash courts, a floodlit astro-turf pitch, an
regionally recognised cross-country course, three concrete tennis
courts and over sixty acres of games pitches and fields.
In late 2007 a new £2.4 million dedicated Sixth Form Centre opened.
Built around an atrium, the new building provides classrooms, a
lecture room, common room, a Sixth Form dining room, coffee bar and
a careers room and is linked to the main school building on two
levels by a walkway.
MBE - England
Tom Tombleson- England Sevens Rugby