Independent school gets cash boost

The Princethorpe Foundation is investing £4.65 million in developing a new classroom block at Princethorpe College.

The development forms part of a £10 million 10-year capital expenditure programme and the organisation has secured a £3.5million funding package from HSBC to support the project.

The Princethorpe Foundation operates two independent Catholic schools, Princethorpe College and Crackley Hall School and Little Crackers Nursery in Kenilworth.

The development at the college includes 14 new classrooms for English and modern foreign languages, including two new IT suites.

Development is under way and work is due to be complete by the start of the 2014/15 academic year.

Princethorpe College is home to over 850 pupils. The nursery and junior school accommodates 220 pupils. In addition to the new classroom block, the school is upgrading some existing facilities and will develop a state-of-the-art technology centre, additional sports pitches, a new theatre and more science laboratories over the 10-year programme.

Princethorpe College was established in 1966 as a boys’ school. It merged with St Joseph’s Convent School, Kenilworth, in 2001. Alumni include England cricketer Ian Bell.

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