Prep Options – Advent Term

Option nameDescription
Boarding HouseQuiet play time for younger boarders (Year 3, Juniors and 3rd Form).
Brownies and Guides2nd Dunchurch (Bilton Grange) Brownies and Guides are part of the worldwide movement of Girlguiding. We wear Brownie and Guide uniform and meet on Mondays at school. We are a girls only group but we do adventurous things such as camp fires, hikes, archery and camping, just like they do in Scouting. We also do craft-based activities, games, cooking and generally have fun. In doing our activities we work towards the Girlguiding badges, and the girls have a big say in which badges they would like to work towards during the meeting time. Interest badges are done in their own time should they wish. To find out more about Girlguiding please visit their website This is also where you can register your daughter/ward should she decide to join 2nd Dunchurch (Bilton Grange) Brownies/Guides. Brownies are aged 7 – 10; Guides 10 – 14. There is a termly charge of £45 which covers our census (insurance) to Girlguiding, badges and the cost of our meeting activities.
ChessThe Game of Kings! We will learn and practise the game of chess.
CubsFor all those continuing and who wish to join Cubs (in Juniors, 3rd and 4th Form).
Cost: £30 per term
Dry ArtUsing a variety of materials such as pencils, crayons and charcoals to create pictures and collages.
Film AppreciationWatch and discuss a range of interesting films.
Hockey at Bilton GrangeHockey skills with Mr Hodge on the Ken Waydelin Pitch. Open to Upper School only.
NetballNetball training and games. Sports high-fliers must attend.
ScoutsScouts is the next stage on in the great adventure from Cub Scouts, developing teamwork, pioneering and outdoor skills each week as well has having camping and expedition opportunities here and abroad, earning badges and aiming for the Chief Scout’s Gold Award. Potential new members who have not ‘moved on’ from our own Cub Pack must speak to the Group Scout Leader (the Headmaster) before they can join. There is a termly charge of £30 for this Option, part of which is spent on resources and part of which goes in subscriptions to the Scout Association.
Cost: £30 per term
Stitch Club

A great chance to learn some basic sewing, stitching and embroidery skills whilst chatting to friends and having fun!










Airfix/Model BuildingPupils would be able to build an Airfix starter kit over a couple of evenings. Starter kits can include Spitfires, Red Arrows, tanks + many more. Each kit includes all the materials required to build a model from start to finish.
Boarding HouseQuiet play time for younger boarders (Year 3, Juniors and 3rd Form)
Design TechnologySessions open to all year groups. There will be a focus on developing design skills and using a range of equipment.
Girls’ RugbyA chance for the girls to participate in rugby to the level that they want. A chance to develop stronger and more meaningful relationships and a depth of trust between each other.
GolfDriving range practice at BG, with coaching provided by PGA Golfer Shay Brennan and his GC2 Performance Simulator, with over 100 of the world’s best courses and performance metrics.
£100 per term.
Sports High FliersTo prepare pupils that are applying for sports scholarships to senior schools.
Tae Kwon DoPupils will be taught the skills necessary to advance through the levels of this martial art under expert tuition. Sessions will take place in the squash courts. Contact Paul Fiddy for further information:
Cost: £60 per term
Tuesday RidingFor more information regarding assessment and groupings, please contact Mrs Cartwright (
Cost: £29 per session plus £15 per term for transport.
BadmintonProfessional Badminton coaching from Matt Hanson.
Cost: £40 per term
BalletLessons are paid in advance for the term. Pupils are prepared for grade exams; please note that this can take a number of terms to reach the required standard and so commitment is vital. Please get in touch with Miss Campbell for more details:
Cost: £8 per session
Board GamesCome and play board games, socialise and have fun!
Boarding HouseQuiet play time for younger boarders (Year 3, Juniors and 3rd Form).
FencingThe school club will focus on Epee, which is a thrusting weapon meaning points are scored with the tip of the weapon only. In Epee, the whole body is the target, so a great deal of thought and timing has to go into both attack and defence, with footwork being key. Robert Parsons is a qualified coach through British Fencing.
Cost: £50 per term
5 – 6pm
FootballAn opportunity to develop skills and drills as well as play fun games.
Music MakersDevelop musical skills independently and in a supportive group. This could be a useful opportunity for some more extended practice for more advanced pupils.
Science ScholarsA Science group specifically for practising scholarship level questions and extended curriculum/practical work not required for Common Entrance.
Scuba SchoolCost: £45 per session
Upper School Play RehearsalRehearsal for the Upper School play.
Art & SculptureA chance for the children to explore their creativity in Art. They can use the time to develop personal/individual ideas (adopting a more independent and free approach) and/or work with greater guidance from staff if needed.
Boarding HouseQuiet play time for younger boarders (Year 3, Juniors and 3rd Form).
Book ClubChoose, read and discuss a range of books.
Craft ClubLearn to knit and patchwork – decorate your own tote bag by patchwork or learn to knit!
CREST – Inspiring through STEMChallenging and thought-provoking real-world STEM projects for young people. We will be working towards the SuperStar Awards. SuperStar Awards are a great introduction to problem-solving in STEM. They offer children the opportunity to learn through hands-on challenges by exploring the world around them to gain certificates and badges by completing a CREST SuperStar passport.
Cricket NetsA chance for Upper School pupils to practise and refine cricket skills.
Design TechnologySessions open to all year groups. There will be a focus on developing design skills and using a range of equipment.
REWHC at RugbyTrain with expert coaches at Rugby and East Warwickshire Hockey Club, which takes place at Rugby School. 4th Form and Upper School BOARDERS ONLY.
Swim SquadEmail Mr Allen on for more information.



Advent Term 2021 Options Overview