‘The three best things about my school are the sport, the opportunities and the equipment used in lessons.
If I had to give advice to new students, I would tell them to have fun and try everything they can.
It took me about a week to settle in and most of the people in my year helped with this.
My head teacher is really fun, really enjoys music and he has brought a good atmosphere to the school.
Mr Ford has been really kind and helpful when I am struggling with work or when I don’t understand.
The food is good and the best thing on the menu is the key lime pie.’
‘The three best things about the school are the way we are encouraged to network and make friends, the library, and the trips – especially the sixth form leavers’ trip.
I had an interview with the headmaster during the admissions process, in which he asked me about my favourite subjects and hobbies.
I was settled in by the end of the first term, as my fellow peers were welcoming and my form tutor made sure I was alright. I knew I could’ve gone to my tutor if I had a problem.
I particularly liked our art teacher. He has always given me constructive feedback on my work, and was quite easy going and easy to talk to, which helped with my home sickness.
There are two boarding houses: the girls house and the boys house. Boarding life is quite convenient, as it is easy to get to school on time in the morning. In the evening, the boarding staff/mother provides us with healthy snacks such as vegetable sticks. On Saturday nights, we boarders get to watch a movie, and there are an array of activities planned out for us on Sundays.
The food is pretty nice in my opinion. In recent years, school food has become healthier and more mindful of the pupils needs, such as introducing gluten free, vegetarian and pescatarian options. They offer a range of side dishes in the salad bar such as fruit, bread and yoghurt. I do rather like the school wraps and the scampi.
If I were head for the day, I would abolish Saturday school and allow girls to wear their hair down.
Thanks to the support and good judgement of the Head of Academics, I was able to get into my first choice senior school through an academic scholarship. I feel that my school has prepared me thoroughly on how to behave and what to expect in my next steps of education. I know that what I do now will affect my future and I am grateful for Bilton Grange and the lessons it has taught me.’