Bilton Grange School
Warwickshire, United Kingdom
About Bilton Grange School
Bilton Grange is a wonderful Prep School situated just south of Rugby; we currently have around 280 children from 4 to 13. The Pre-Prep, housed in its own Edwardian buildings caters for day children from Reception to Year 3 inclusive; Year 4 upwards are in the Prep and are a combination of day, boarding and flexi-boarding pupils. Presently we have in the region of 50 full and weekly boarders, with another 35 flexi-boarding on a regular basis.
The pupils benefit hugely from the awe and wonder of the buildings and interiors, designed by Augustus Welby Pugin, and the 90 acres of outdoor space, a parkland of nationally-designated beauty. Our children depart at 13, for a range of senior schools both boarding and day, as confident, engaged and well-mannered teenagers committed to learning and exploring the world around them. A number win scholarships both academic, all-rounder and in specialist fields such as music, sport, art, design technology or drama.
Bilton Grange has always offered strong academic teaching as part of a broad education that few other schools can match and encourages the highest aspirations in pupils within a friendly environment. Our website www.biltongrange.co.uk provides a further window into our world and a video on the school within this site. The 2017 inspection by the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) found that the quality of Bilton Grange pupils’ personal development and their academic and other achievements is excellent, the highest award they can offer to a school. Inspectors noted that Bilton Grange pupils ‘…achieve high standards across the breadth of the curriculum as a result of the commitment, enthusiasm and support that they receive from the staff’. The full report is available here - Bilton Grange ISI Quality Inspection Report 2017
Bilton Grange is fortunate in having excellent facilities for specialist teaching whether scientific, the performing and creative arts, or sport. We continue to strive to improve and develop new facilities and a full-size floodlit astroturf, inside Pugin’s walled garden, was completed in December 2014; more prosaically a new car park and traffic circulation was built in Summer 2016. The boarding accommodation has been redeveloped and redecorated extensively over the last two years, and this programme is continuing and nearing completion; the girls’ house will have been totally refurbished, with colour co-ordinated bedrooms, and on the boys’ side a games room has been established, as well as decorating the younger boys’ rooms to feel more homely. Wifi has been installed in both houses. A further programme of building works will be announced over the coming months and years; Bilton Grange is determined to be The Best. However its most valuable resource and the only way in which it can reach this lofty goal is its staff.
Our staff work hard but enjoy the challenges of being in a busy but fulfilling learning community. They are dedicated to the children in their care who in turn feel secure and happy. Relatively small class sizes ensure each child can receive the appropriate amount of individual attention. Specialist teachers carry out almost all teaching from Year 5 upwards across a very wide curriculum but specialist teaching begins earlier than this, even in the Pre-Prep. Academic staff contribute enthusiastically to the life of the school, offering games coaching and other activities to the children according to their skills and interests, and a number are involved in boarding. Nearly all teachers have a pastoral role as form tutors. The school appointed a new Headmaster in September 2013, a refreshed and reorganised Senior Leadership Team is in place. This is an exciting time in Bilton Grange’s distinguished and long history.
Bilton Grange is accessible from the M1, M6 and M45 and, enjoying a central location in the country, has good links both road and rail in all directions.