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Our campaigns

Giving Day 2024

Last year our Rugbeian Community Giving Day was a resounding success, raising over £138,000 for the Arnold Foundation and £23,400 for the Earle Fund at Bilton Grange. Pupils enjoyed taking park in our funfairs, competitions and mufti days, with supporters receiving live updates on results and donations through our own bespoke website.

Giving Day 2024 is upon us and it promises to be bigger and better than ever!

Get involved with this wonderful celebration on 13th and 14th May.

Leaver's Gift 2024

Our ambition this year is for the Class of 2024 to collaboratively fund a full Arnold Foundation bursary in recognition of the impact that Rugby School has had on the 2024 leavers. The goal is to extend the same opportunity to an individual who might not otherwise have the means to consider a boarding school education.

Every gift, of any size, will go directly to fund boarding bursaries and open the doors to an unforgettable education. 

BG150 Celebrations

Bilton Grange Preparatory School is rich in history, originating as a school in 1873 and relocating to its current site in 1887. Since September we have been joyfully commemorating the 150th anniversary of the founding of Bilton Grange school with a year-long celebration known as 'BG150'.

Throughout this commemorative year we are raising funds for boarding bursaries at Bilton Grange. This initiative is aimed at inspiring more young minds in the future. The year is marked by standout events such as the BG150 Summer Ball, The Homefield Reunion, and OB Day, promising to be both memorable and successful.

Telephone Campaign 2023

Our 2023 Telethon was a great success, raising over £100,000 for the Earle Fund and Arnold Foundation. Our callers had some engaging conversations and wrote some heart-felt follow-up messages as a result of the discussions they'd had.

We extend our gratitude to all those who generously participated, engaging in meaningful discussions with our Rugbeian and Biltonian callers. Your valuable contributions play a crucial role in ensuring that our schools remain accessible to individuals who stand to benefit the most from a boarding education.

If you Will, they can

In 1567 Lawrence Sheriff took the first steps towards creating history. He left a bequest in his Will to found a school to educate the boys of Rugby and Brownsover. That is how Rugby School began, with a gift of £50 and an orchard in Bloomsbury.

Now, your legacy gift can have a lasting impact on future generations at Bilton Grange or Rugby School.

The Arnold Foundation

The Arnold Foundation offers fully funded boarding places to talented and deserving young people with the most to gain from Rugby School, and whose families could not otherwise consider a boarding school education.

When launched in 2003, it was a revolutionary programme. Today, it is a source of immense pride and an intrinsic part of the Rugby School ethos. More than 150 young people have already benefitted from the Rugby experience, amplifying the School’s positive impact and enriching the lives of all our community. With your support, it will provide opportunities for many more in years to come.

The Earle Fund

The Earle Fund provides fully funded boarding places for students entering Bilton Grange at Year 7 (age 11). It supports talented and deserving young people with the most to gain from Bilton Grange, and whose families could not otherwise consider a boarding school education.

Our aim is for Earle Fund students to thrive at Bilton Grange and continue through to enjoy the full Rugby School experience from Year 9 (age 13). 

The Earle Fund launched in February 2022, as an extension of Rugby School’s highly successful Arnold Foundation. With the first-class pastoral care and education at Bilton Grange it provides an inspiring foundation for students’ futures. Your support is crucial to its success.



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