Bilton Grange

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Bilton Grange
Motto Iron Sharpenth Iron
Established 1873
Type Independent preparatory day and boarding
Religion Church of England
Head Master Mr APM Osiatynski MA MEd PGCE FRSA FInstLM
Chairman of Governors Charles Barwell OBE
Founder Rev. Walter Earle
Location Rugby
CV22 6QU
52°20′24″N 1°16′48″W / 52.340°N 1.28°W / 52.340; -1.28Coordinates: 52°20′24″N 1°16′48″W / 52.340°N 1.28°W / 52.340; -1.28
Staff 100
Students 300
Gender Co-educational
Ages 4–13
Houses 8: 4 senior, 4 junior

Navy blue and Red

Former pupils Old Biltonians

Bilton Grange is a preparatory school located in Dunchurch, near Rugby, Warwickshire. The present headmaster is Alex Osiatynski.

The mansion which forms the main school was built in 1846[1] attached to an existing farmhouse and was a private family home. It was designed by the eminent designer and architect Augustus Welby Pugin for Captain Washington Hibbert, and is a Grade II* listed building.[2] The first pupils were brought to the house by The Reverend Walter Earle in 1887. The brewhouse was converted into the school chapel in 1889 and classrooms were added in 1892.

The school formally amalgamated with the neighboroughing Homefield Girls' School, with which it had long had a connection, in 1992 with Bilton Grange becoming co-educational and the Homefield School building becoming the Pre-Prep department for children aged 4 to 8.

Bilton Grange has always been a boarding school but in more recent times has accommodated an increasing number of day children, many of whom take advantage of the opportunity to flexi board and become weekly or full boarders during their time at Bilton Grange.

The school enjoys an estate of over 90 acres including several areas of woodland and a 9-hole golf course laid out in 1998. The designed the library and a staircase leading to the boarding house.

The four Sections (Bilton's name for houses) are Churchill, Mountbatten, Nelson, and Wellington.

Bilton Grange is commonly recognised as the feeder to Rugby School although over half of each leaving yeargroup of 13-year-olds go on to other public schools such as Uppingham School, Eton College and Oundle School.

Notable former pupils[edit]