From the very start, pupils develop good learning habits, an attention to detail and the ability to work independently and collaboratively. The academic curriculum allows pupils to learn but also for them to think and ask.
An accessible and highly stimulating curriculum provides pupils of all abilities the appropriate level of stretch and challenge to be the best they can be. Pupils are encouraged to be confident and adopt a ‘can do’ attitude. As well as the acquisition of knowledge and skill, open-ended activities develop personal and intellectual qualities such as risk-taking, reflection and initiative. Study Skills are developed and learning how to learn is a key facet of a Bilton Grange education, and is, in our view, an essential skill for life in the twenty-first century.
At the core of our academic curriculum is the focus on Mathematics, English and Science. We ensure all pupils have a strong foundation of knowledge, skill and application in these subject areas. These core subjects are complimented with a vibrant Humanities, Technology, Creative, Musical and Sporting programme of study. Subjects are brought to life and passions for learning are ignited in and out of the classroom with the syllabus enriched through visitors to the school and trips to various places of interest.
Throughout the curriculum we aim to promote excellence and achievement. Years 7 and 8 follow the independent school Common Entrance or Scholarship syllabus, ensuring pupils are fully prepared for their senior school entrance.
Consistent and outstanding Common Entrance and Scholarship success over recent years is a testament to the quality of teaching and learning at Bilton Grange.
Academic & Co-Curricular
The academic subjects and Heads of Department are led by Mr Das Gupta, Assistant Head Academic. Our children are taught by outstanding subject specialists from an early age and have access not only to well-resourced recently refurbished classrooms but also specialist facilities for science, art, design and technology (including CAD/CAM) and music. Learning outside the classroom plays a major part of Prep School life, and the huge range of activities that form part of the school day ensures that each child may find their niche and explore new interests.