New Boarding House for 2025
We are building a new trailblazing boarding house
The state-of-the-art building will mark a new dawn for the School and a new era for 21st century prep-school boarding across the UK.
Designed with children’s comfort and modern lifestyle at its heart, the new house champions boarding fun for seven to 13-year-olds from hub spaces for games and music, to a helter skelter-style slide to transport them between the four levels.
Headmaster, Gareth Jones said the project investment will fulfil the School’s sector-leading vision to offer an unrivalled experience for all pupils.
Home from home experience plus a helter-skelter slide!
Around 80 children will enjoy the ‘home from home’ experience with truly flexible options that range (as they do at the moment) from just one night or a few days a week, through to weekly and full 24-7 boarding.
Ranging from twin to four-bed rooms the design is light and bright with spacious common rooms and smaller ‘hub’ areas so there’s always the perfect space depending on mood or activity.
Inside, special features are the huge cinema area for boarding house film nights, a large and welcoming dining room and of course the absolute star – a helter-skelter style slide as an alternative option to taking the stairs!
Outside, there’s a central courtyard and plenty of sitting areas with free flow spaces that connect the inside of the house to its external stunning 90-acre park location.
House parents’ and staffing accommodation have been carefully thought out to enable monitoring of the children within open spaces, but with enough quiet areas to allow some downtime as children would enjoy at home.
Spacious communal areas for rest and play
The Boarding Schools’ Association are excited to learn of the developments underway to transform the facilities at Bilton Grange. The ambition and scope of this project demonstrates that prep school boarding is flourishing at the School and is testimony to the hard work of all the staff and governors there. Most importantly, this development will add hugely to the experience of the young people at the School – they are very lucky indeed!David Walker, Director at the Boarding Schools’ Association