About Crackley Hall

Crackley Hall is a mixed 4-11 independent Catholic day school with some 220 pupils, we have our own on-site day nursery, Little Crackers which takes children from two years old.

The school succeeds at making learning fun with a wide and varied curriculum designed to help all pupils get the very best of starts on their individual educational journey.  The ISI Inspection in 2017 rated the school as excellent in all areas.

Crackley Hall benefits from sharing the Christian ethos, resources and approach to learning of our nearby senior school, Princethorpe College, where many of our pupils progress to.

Originally a girls’ Catholic school, St Joseph’s Convent, run by the Sisters of Mercy, the school merged with Princethorpe College, a boys’ Catholic school between Leamington and Rugby, in 2001, to provide continuous education for children from nursery through to Sixth Form. The senior pupils moved across to Princethorpe and the school became a mixed junior school and was renamed Crackley Hall.

In September 2010 Crackley merged with Abbotsford School in Kenilworth with the aim of providing the best primary education in the area. The school and nursery, along with Princethorpe College, and the Crescent School in Bilton Rugby, now form The Princethorpe Foundation, a company limited by guarantee and a registered charity.

Crackley Hall is a member of the Independent Association of Preparatory Schools, the Independent Schools Association and the Catholic Independent Schools' Conference.

 Robert Duigan, Headmaster

"Parents often ask me what is special about Crackley Hall and what sets it apart from other schools. I could suggest my answer through the words of one our pupils, ‘It is the next best place to home!’ Our pupils are genuinely happy and I firmly believe that a happy child will be a successful child.

Underpinned by our Catholic ethos, every pupil is valued as an individual, but also part of a family. It is my belief that every boy and girl has unique talents and it is our responsibility to help discover and develop these talents. In support of this, our parents’ involvement in the education of their child is essential, and we do our utmost to foster this role."