Total raised for Charity


Students and staff came together to raise money through a range of activities throughout this school year. Thank you to everyone involved.


All students are placed into one of four Houses: Gabor, Macaulay, Merry or Whittle.  

The aim of the House system is to create the best possible ethos for students’ personal and social development, as well as nurture their potential in all aspects of school life.
It aids our students to leave Bilton School with an array of personal qualities and skills they need to lead a successful life.

Throughout the year all of our teachers encourage all students to take part in House activities, extra-curricular clubs and charity events.
House Achievement Points (HAPS) will be awarded by staff for performance in lessons, conduct outside of lessons and for entering competitions.
The HAPs earned across each academic year will be collated and added to the points achieved by each house in our Sports Day in July.
At the end of this event, the House Trophy will be awarded to the winning house!

Our House’s embody all the core values of Bilton School: 

Respect, Resilience and Kindness 

So, what will you join to achieve your potential at Bilton School? 



Gabor House is named after Dennis Gabor, born 5 June 1900 in Budapest, Hungary and the inventor of the holography. A brilliant physicist and mathematician he fled Nazi Germany in 1933 in order to settle in England to work for the British Thomson Houston Company. He was later awarded the Nobel prize for physics in 1971 for his work in holography and died in London in 1979.
Gabor’s link with Rugby is through the British Thomson Houston Company, which was based in the town, and where his work with holography came to fruition. 

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Macaulay House is named after Rose Macaulay DBE, 1st August 1881 – 30th October 1958. She was born in Rugby and was an English writer, most noted for her award-winning novel The Towers of Trebizond. Educated at Oxford High School for Girls and read Modern History at Somerville College at Oxford University. During WW1 Rose Macaulay worked in the British Propaganda Department, after some time as a nurse and later as a civil servant in the War Office.

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Merry House is named after Katharine Merry, born 21 September 1974 in Dunchurch. Katharine is a former English female sprinter who has now become an excellent sports’ commentator. A member of the Birchfield Harriers athletics club, Katherine Merry won a bronze medal in the 400m at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney and was the fastest woman in the World over 400m in 2001. She also represented Great Britain at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics and the 1999 World Championships in Athletics.

Katherine Merry was a former Bilton School student and opened our 2.5 million pound Sports Centre.

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Whittle House is named after Sir Frank Whittle who was born 1st June 1907. Sir Frank Whittle was an English Royal Air Force engineer air officer. He is credited with single-handedly inventing the turbojet engine. From an early age, Whittle demonstrated an aptitude for engineering and an interest in flying. At first he was turned down by the RAF but, determined to join the Royal Air Force, he overcame his physical limitations and was accepted and sent to No. 2 School of Technical Training to join No 1 Squadron of Cranwell Aircraft Apprentices. He was taught the theory of aircraft engines and gained practical experience in the engineering workshops. His academic and practical abilities as an Aircraft Apprentice earned him a place on the officer training course at Cranwell. He excelled in his studies and became an accomplished pilot. While writing his thesis there he formulated the fundamental concepts that led to the creation of the turbojet engine, taking out a patent on his design in 1930. In 1948, Whittle retired from the RAF and received a knighthood.

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