"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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Jean K Bowker (nee (Boardman, 1940-1948)

In the Summer of 1948, at the end-of-year entertainment by the School Prefects, the following was sung, to the tune of Now is the Hour, a song made popular at the time by Vera Lynn (the Forces’ sweetheart).  I was one of those Prefects, and am featured in the photograph here, with wings and halo attached!

Now is the hour, when we must say goodbye,

Most of us are leaving, Oh it makes us cry

But here in Bolton School (Girls’ Division)

Our thoughts will always lie

Wherever life is taking us

We’ll remember it till we die.

1948 end-of-year entertainment

1948 end-of-year entertainment