Month: September 2016

St Edward’s Academic Challenge

28th September 2016

  On Monday, four members of the 4th Form attended an Academic Challenge at St Edward’s, Oxford. Rohan, Tom, Edgar and Jimmy were put through their paces against other prep and primary schools in a wide range of academic disciplines – our thanks to St Edward’s for hosting such a great day. The boys began…

Success In Musical Performance

28th September 2016

With the new term barely begun, musical learners of all stripes ventured to Rugby School on Tuesday 6 September to hear Michael Griffin, an Australian researcher and educator, talk about how to achieve success in musical performance. The presentation covered a range of fascinating scientific evidence and practical strategies to help pupils practise successfully. Pupils…

3D Printing has arrived!

27th September 2016

It is with great excitement that we can announce the arrival of our new 3D printer. Mr Tovey and his DT enthusiasts can’t stop smiling! We look forward to seeing some great creations ahead.    

The BiG Saturday

16th September 2016

At Bilton Grange we actively review and revise our curriculum to ensure that we offer the best opportunities to maximise our students’ learning. From September 2017 we will be making a change to our Saturday morning provision to our Juniors (Year 4) which will then follow through to the 3rd Form (Year 5) a year…

6th Form Common Room gets a makeover!

13th September 2016

The 6th Form Common Room underwent a dramatic makeover on Saturday thanks to a very kind offer by the Whittaker and Garland families and the ribbon was officially cut last night. The 6th Form and their tutors are bowled over with how amazing it looks – thank you for all your hard work.  

Welcome back Brownies and Guides

13th September 2016

To welcome back and welcome in new Brownies and Guides we began the school year with a wide game. In teams of 5, each headed up by a Guide, the girls had to solve an anagram with a guiding connection, make a carrier out of cane and string to transport dangerous rocket fuel, get the…

The future of English ladies golf?

12th September 2016

Congratulations to Holly who came third in the Under 12 category in ‘The Stow Putter’, the Premier National Prep Schools Golf competition. As her medal and gifts were presented to her by Peter Allis, the legendary ‘voice of golf’, he commented that Holly could be ‘the future of English Ladies golf’ – congratulations Holly!  

Back in time

12th September 2016

The Boarders went back in time as the canal village of Stoke Bruerne transformed into 1940 for the weekend. We were greeted by a Spitfire flypast as we arrived and on a warm sunny afternoon we saw military vehicles, 1940’s singalongs and dancing, although the boarders were very glad that 1940’s rationing did not appear…

How high can we go?

8th September 2016

As part of a recent curriculum enrichment session on engineering the children had to make a structure as tall as they could using only straws and sellotape. There were various rules; it had to stand on its own and needed to be stable. They learnt that triangles make things strong and a good wide base…

Bilton Lecture on 22nd Sept, 7.30pm

2nd September 2016

The first Bilton Lecture of our new academic year we host Alexander Hanson and Samantha Bond to talk about ‘A life on stage’ on Thursday 22nd Sept at 7.30pm with drinks served from 7.00pm. Rather than a lecture, this will be a Q&A event, and questions can be submitted in advance or on the evening. As usual, the…