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Parents really happy with what’s on offer, ‘my child loves going to school and because of this he has flourished academically.’ The Princethorpe mile walk is a popular start to the day. The nut walk has been reinstalled so there's plenty of  space for cross country with the ‘bluebells and bunnies.’ There are two rules at the school: be kind and do your best. The whole school runs on this ethos and it appears to be ...

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Princethorpe College is a Catholic, co-educational, HMC independent day school and welcomes members of all faiths. 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.
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Since 2009, Ed Hester. Engineering degree from Oxford plus PGCE in maths. Long family history of teaching so was pretty inevitable he would follow the same route; three of the four siblings are heads or teachers. Very sporty with a cricket blue. ‘Sport was what attracted me to Oxford.’ Has taught across broad spectrum including boarding, tough northern comprehensive and a stint in Bahrain before landing at Rugby as head of maths, rising to assistant head before joining Princethorpe as head.

Last of his family to arrive at Princethorpe. All three children educated here and wife teaches history as well as being Oxbridge co-ordinator. ‘I arrived as a fee paying parent of three so knew the school well, from the other side so to speak. We had chosen the school for...

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