"The outstanding range of interesting and stimulating extra curricular activities provide excellent opportunities for pupils to take initiative and extend their capabilities. Throughout the school the personal development of pupils is exceptional."

Independent Schools’ Inspectorate, 2010 (Girls’ Division)

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Old Girls and Old Boys

Register and Contact Us

Welcome back to Bolton School! The Development Office links with the Old Boltonians’ Association and the Old Girls’ Associations to help you maintain your connection to School and to your classmates, and provides you with access to the impressive network of Old Boltonians and Old Girls that stretches across the globe.  Membership is free and we...

The 100/500 Celebrations

In 2015–2016, we are celebrating 100 years of the Foundation on its present site and 500 years of Bolton School. In 1915, Lord Leverhulme brought together Bolton Grammar School for Boys and Bolton High School for Girls under one foundation sited on Chorley New Road, split into the Boys’ and Girls’ Divisions that we know today. In 1516,...


We organise a packed calendar of Reunion and Networking alumni events, both here at School and round the UK. You can look at photos from our recent dinners and Reunions on Flickr here and our forthcoming alumni events are listed below. We look forward to seeing you at an event very soon! You can find more detail about specific, upcoming events by...


Old Girls' Newsletters   Old Girls' Newsletter - Autumn 2015  Old Girls' Newsletter - Spring 2016 Old Girls' Newsletter - Autumn 2016   The Bugle The Bugle - Autumn 2015 The Bugle - Spring 2016 The Bugle - Autumn 2016

News of Former Pupils

We regularly share interesting news stories and updates from Old Boys and Old Girls. If you have any news you would like us to feature, please contact the Development Office.

Alumni in the Spotlight

Every month we feature a different Old Boy or Old Girl, asking how they have they progressed in their chosen career, what impact Bolton School has had on their development and what advice they would give to current students considering a career  in a similar field. If you would like to be an 'Alumni in the Spotlight', please contact the...

Archives and Memories

Old Boys and Old Girls can view copies of The Boltonian and The Girls' Division Magazine from the 1990s onwards at our online archive here.   The photos shown in this section mostly come from the personal collections of former pupils and staff. If you have any material you would like to share, please send a digital copy by e-mail...

Old Boltonians' Association

The Old Boltonians' Association was established in 1895, and works to encourage friendships and collaboration between its members, and with the School. 

Old Girls' Association

The Old Girls' Association was established in 1926, and works to encourage friendships and collaboration between its members, and with the School. 


See here for news of Old Boltonians' AFC, Old Boltonians' Rugby Club and the Old Boltonians' Golf Society.

The Scott Bolton Trust

The Scott Bolton Trust awards expedition and travel grants each year to students and ex-students of Bolton School.   The Purpose Projects which are original or challenging will be favoured by the management committee who decide the awards.  Physical challenges were originally the norm, but challenges of an intellectual nature are also...