AT 13+ (YEAR 9)
First identify which of these three categories describes where your child is currently at school:
1. Local primary school
2. Local prep school
3. Local secondary school
Please then read information for the relevant category which follows.
Whilst the current exceptional circumstances exist we will be offering the option of either in person or remote assessment for later applicants for any spaces which may become available for entry in September 2022.
We are hoping it will be possible to follow our normal admissions process and timings from September for potential applicants applying for entry in 2024. For families who will still not be able to travel, or in case we face further Covid restrictions, we will continue to offer opportunities for remote assessment.
1. APPLYING FOR A PLACE AT BILTON GRANGE PREPARATORY SCHOOL FROM A LOCAL PRIMARY SCHOOL
Our Foundation Award offers funded places for Year 7 and 8 at Bilton Grange continuing to Rugby School from Year 9 if Common Entrance is passed well at the end of Year 8. If your child is currently at a local primary school and you would like them to be considered for entry in to Year 7 at Bilton Grange Preparatory School, applications should be made directly to Bilton Grange and your child will take part in the following process:
• assessment papers
In addition, Bilton Grange will ask applicants to complete a short interview questionnaire and request a reference from their current school.
FINANCIAL SUPPORT Financial support may be available through our Foundation Award which is aimed at widening access to a Rugby School education for local families. The Award carries a fee discount and gives access to means-tested bursary support. It is open to local children who live within 20 miles of Rugby School. Foundation Awards are granted for entry into either Year 7 at Bilton Grange or Year 9 at Rugby School. The Award allows parents access to means-tested bursary support up to 100% of fees for a day pupil. Parents should apply for means-tested bursary support towards fees using the Confidential Statement of Financial Circumstances form, which must be completed and submitted by the closing date for applications. Forms are available from the Bursary via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. If your child has performed well in the assessments and you are eligible for significant means-tested bursary support towards fees your child will be considered for a Foundation Award. Foundation Award applicants may also be preauditioned for a Music Scholarship if ability is around the Grade 4 standard, although we are looking for potential at this stage.
FOUNDATION AWARD ENTRY TO BILTON GRANGE IN 2022 AND CONTINUING TO RUGBY SCHOOL IN 2024: Applications should be made directly to Bilton Grange.
2.APPLYING FROM A LOCAL PREP SCHOOL FOR ENTRY TO TOWN HOUSE (BOYS) AND SOUTHFIELD (GIRLS) IN 2024
Your child will be asked to complete a pre-interview questionnaire, and during the assessment, they will be interviewed by a Housemaster or Housemistress. We will also ask to see their recent Maths and English exercise books along with a piece of Year 6 work they are most proud of. This will form the basis of a further 20 minute discussion to help us assess academic ability.
If a conditional place is offered, the next step is to either pass Common Entrance (with an average of at least 55 per cent) or meet our entrance requirements in the Academic Scholarship examinations.
Applications should be made by:
Wednesday, 5 January 2022
Assessment will take place on:
Thursday, 27 January 2022
NB: For entry in 2025, the application closing date will be in January 2023
We are pleased to consider late applications by means of a Waiting List Registration form
3.APPLYING FROM A LOCAL SECONDARY SCHOOL FOR ENTRY TO TOWN HOUSE (BOYS) AND SOUTHFIELD (GIRLS) IN 2022
We welcome applications for your child while they are in Year 8.
Assessment will be through our entrance tests and our Academic Scholarship (Local) Award. These tests will cover verbal reasoning and English, Maths and Science (all based on the National Curriculum).
You can find information about the format and content of these papers on this link.
If you would like to apply for this point of entry, the Foundation Award or the Academic Scholarship (Local) award or one of our other scholarship awards please let us know by the end of Year 7.
Applications for entry, the Foundation Award or the Academic Scholarship (Local) Award should be made by:
Thursday, 3 February 2022
Assessment will take place on:
Thursday, 3 March 2022