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Princethorpe College was delighted to take part in the 2021 Heritage Open Days festival on Sunday 12 September. More...

St Mary's Priory, showing the Chapel and the Tower

Our Lady of the Angels Chapel and the Tower are iconic parts of Princethorpe but as you will discover in this month's TBT post, they were amongst the … More...

View to Princethorpe Priory, showing sheep in the fields

You can't fail to be impressed by the verdant fields surrounding the College, idyllic countryside complete with cows and sheep. But Princethorpe has n… More...

Early 20th Century photos show just how little the campus grounds have changed over the years. More...

Aerial View of St. Mary's Priory

For March's #ThrowBackThursday, I am looking more closely at three determined women from St. Mary's Priory's history to mark International Women Histo… More...

The Tower At Princethorpe

For this month's #ThrowBackThursday post, I thought that I would delve a little deeper into the history of the bells in Our Lady of the Angels Chapel. More...

Image of Horton Crescent, previously Crescent School. Photo © Ian Rob (cc-by-sa/2.0)

It was with great delight that I had the opportunity to talk to one of the first Crescent School pupils, Fiona Douglas, about her memories of her scho… More...

Image of the Christmas Tree in the Quad with the Chapel behind

Join me as I try to capture some of the Christmas Spirit by delving into the archives to learn more about Christmas Fairs held at Princethorpe College… More...

Showing the North and West Wings where the boarders' bedrooms were

Last week's Hong Kong and Far East Reunion gave me the opportunity to delve into the archives to see what I could find about boarding at Princethorpe … More...

The St Mary's Priory original school hymn has been rediscovered. More...

For Heritage Open Day the College offered a virtual tour. More...

News that one time popular St Joseph's teacher, Sister Felicity, has retired. More...

Poster designed by a Princethorpe College student advertising the 2014 Summer Fete

This year should have seen the 25th Motoring Festival here at Princethorpe, we couldn't be there in person, so we'll attend in spirit by taking a whis… More...

Across April the College's Archivist, Janette Ratcliffe, brightened all our days with insights and reflections from the Foundation Archives. More...

View across Princethorpe's grounds. Taken by Alex Darkes in 2010.

Since we can't get out into nature in our usual way, I thought that I would bring nature to you in the form of beautiful programmes and evocative desc… More...

St Joseph's Convent School at Gosford Green. Image courtesy of the Union of the Sisters of Mercy GB

In March's #ThrowBackThursday post, take a closer look at the origins of Crackley Hall School and the Sisters of Mercy religious order that helped to … More...

Entrance to The Clarkson Theatre after the renovations in 2017

Welcome to the first #ThrowBackThursday post exclusively for Princethorpe Connect members. Each month I'll be sharing exciting content from the archiv… More...

Last week our archivist Janette Ratcliffe was busy sharing poems from the archives in celebration of Poetry At Work Day. More...

Foundation Archivist, Janette Ratcliffe shares the history of the Foundation schools and their predecessors through regular updates on Twitter. More...

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