Prep Options – Lent Term

Option nameDescription
Boarding HouseQuiet play time for younger boarders (Year 3, Juniors and 3rd Form).
Art AttackUsing a variety of materials such as pencils, crayons and charcoals to create pictures and collages.
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.

The Game of Kings! We will learn and practise the game of chess.

There will be an opportunity to play Chess against other schools in friendly fixtures, too!

CubsFor all those continuing and who wish to join Cubs (in Juniors and Middle School).
Cost: £30 per term
Hockey at HomeHockey skills with Mr Hodge on the Ken Waydelin Pitch. Open to 4th Form and Upper School only.
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 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


for Beginner & Intermediate Swimmers

Our swim programme is designed for pupils to develop water confidence, safety skills, and key swimming skills such as; breathing, floatation, rotation, streamlining, kicks and pulls, as well as learning all the major swim strokes.


Unable to swim independently, Able to swim 5m front and 5m back, Able to swim 10m front and 10m back. Able to swim 20m front and 20m back.

ZumbaGet some exercise whilst having lots of fun dancing to pop music!
Boarding HouseQuiet play time for younger boarders (Year 3, Juniors and 3rd Form)
Horse RidingFor more information regarding assessment and groupings, please contact Mrs Cartwright (
Cost: £30 per session plus £25 per term for transport.
BiG IdeasSuper fun, creative problem-solving to stretch your thinking!
Design TechnologySessions open to all year groups. There will be a focus on developing design skills and using a range of equipment.

Dramarama (High-Fliers)

by invitation only

An opportunity for Drama High-Fliers to explore their acting, improvisation and groupwork skills in the Ravenscroft.

English & Maths CE Clinics

by invitation only

Extra support for those approaching Common Entrance examinations in English and Maths.
Film AppreciationWatch and discuss a range of interesting films.

Driving range practice at BG, with coaching provided by local expert John Wilson.

Cost: £60 per term


A choice of:

Books & Biscuits

Arts & Crafts

Pop Quiz


Each is delivered as a separate Option and delivered by pupils from Rugby School, overseen by the Rugby360 and Bilton Grange staff.

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 + uniform (available from Paul Fiddy on the email above).
Boarding HouseQuiet play time for younger boarders (Year 3, Juniors and 3rd Form).
‘Alice in Wonderland’ RehearsalsRehearsal for the Upper School play.
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!
Brain StrainQuizzes and games to build your general knowledge and have LOTS of fun!
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: £60 per term
5 – 6pm
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 School

Qualified PADI instructors visit Bilton Grange to teach proper diving skills in the BG pool. All equipment is provided for sessions.

Cost: £45 per session

Boarding HouseQuiet play time for younger boarders (Year 3, Juniors and 3rd Form).
Airfix/Model Building

Pupils 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.

Cost: £10 per term to contribute to cost of materials.

Creative StationsA 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.

Cricket Nets

Upper School only

A 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.
Number CrunchersMaths puzzles and games for the numerically-minded!
REWHC at Rugby

Train with expert coaches at Rugby and East Warwickshire Hockey Club, which takes place at Rugby School. 4th Form and Upper School BOARDERS ONLY.

Cost: £3 per session.

Swim Squad

for Advanced swimmers only

Our swim programme is designed for pupils who are competent swimmers in all major swim strokes over a minimum of 50 metres. This Option is for swimmers to push their endurance and technique, with a view to competitive swimming.



Lent Term 2021-22 Options Overview