Princethorpe lauded by school inspectors

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Inspectors have heaped praise on Princethorpe College in a new report.

The curriculum across the school is described as “excellent” and the extra-curricular programme is rated as “out-standing”.

The report praises rapid pace, imaginative use of re-sources and a wide range of effective teaching methods.

The school’s innovative da Vinci programme was singled out for successfully motivating pupils to work independently.

Commenting on the quality of learning, they added: “Most teaching is at least good and often excellent.”

The inspectors also pay tribute to the fine personal qualities of pupils, stating: “They learn much about the need for moral living from the ethos of the school which values truth, equality of opportunity, human rights and justice.”

And they added that pupils recognise and respect the faith and cultures of others and that they celebrate diversity. The huge array of charity, volunteering and fund-raising for the less fortunate are all acknowledged, with the report adding: “Pupils spontaneously appreciate and celebrate the success and achievements of their peers.”

Headmaster Ed Hester said: “We are up there with the very best schools in the country in providing a first-class all-round education whilst caring so well for our pupils.”

Princethorpe College was formed in 1966. It has 850 pupils, a sixth form of 200 and is part of The Princethorpe Foundation which also runs Crackley Hall School and Little Crackers Nursery in Kenilworth.

Independent schools receive inspection visits at least every six years by ISI, which is the body approved by the Secretary of State for the purpose of inspecting schools be-longing to the Independent Schools Council.

Princethorpe College is a member of The Headmasters and Headmistresses Conference as well as the Independent Schools Association.