Bilton Grange

About Bilton Grange

Bilton Grange, part of the Rugby School Group, is a co-educational boarding and day preparatory school in the Midlands for children aged from three to 13 years.

With an ethos of the First Step in the Adventure of Life, the school is set in what we call our 90-acre classroom, a safe and wonderful environment of woodland and open space in which to learn and grow.

Bilton Grange is a place where children want to be, where our boarders live and thrive in our family-style community with time and space to be themselves, to develop morally and intellectually, and to establish their individual character. Inclusivity and culture is important to us; we live and grow together.

We make learning the adventure it should be and our unique approach enables children to find many things they are good at both in and outside the classroom. As their confidence grows, success naturally follows and our pupils are well prepared to take the next step of their journey on to their chosen senior schools.

In 2023, 40% of our leaving cohort received senior schools scholarship offers across the board spanning academic, music, sport, computing and DT. 59% achieved places at Rugby School.

Boarding at Bilton Grange

Full boarding, Weekly boarding, Flexi boarding, boys and girls, from Year 4 to Year 8.


Type of School Co-ed Preparatory School
Number of Pupils 383
Pupils Boys 229
Pupils Girls 154
Number of Boarders 82
International Boarders 48%
Age Range 3-13 (boarding from Year 4)
Religious Tradition Church of England
Distance from Airports

Birmingham International: 23 miles

Luton airport: 59 miles

Heathrow airport: 87 miles

Distance from London

88 miles (50 minutes by train)

Educational Programmes

ISEB Common Entrance and scholarships to senior schools, ISEB pre-tests

Rugby School offers GCSE, A Levels and IB (International Baccalaureate)

Co-Curricular Programmes

Full range of co-curricular activities including various sports, a 9-hole golf course, swimming pool, scuba diving and tae kwon do, as well as creative activities (art, design technology, music and drama),  and logic-based ones (chess, coding and computers, Lego club).