"That discipline and focus really impacted my athletic career with mountain biking, and with other aspects of everyday life too. I am very grateful to Bolton School for contributing to this solid foundation. "

Chris Eatough, World Champion at Mountain Bike Endurance and Old Boy

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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.

School Launches Community Theatre Project


As part of their 2017/18 School Residency Programme, RoughHouse Theatre will develop a brand new piece of verbatim theatre about Boltonians, played by Boltonians, with material generated by the School community and the wider Bolton community. Using t...
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Celebration of School Life at Presentation Evening

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The Girls’ Division Great Hall was filled with students, family members, staff and friends for the annual Presentation Evening. This year’s guest speaker was Ingrid Murray, an Old Girl who has built a stellar career as an entrepreneur and consultant....
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Charity Bike Ride Marks Passing

Charity bike ride for When You Wish Upon a Star

Former classmates from Bolton School are reuniting for a charity bike ride that marks the tragic passing of Jonny Sharples and Danny Harrison, who died in a car crash ten years ago. Since this tragic accident, the Sharples family has selflessly campa...
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A Celebration of Water Polo and a Career

Trevor Pledger Farewell - speech

Back in 1986 when Trevor Pledger first joined Bolton School Boys’ Division he hoped to “improve water polo”; 31 years on and with the School achieving the triple of winning all national age group water polo titles for the third year in a row and with...
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Old Girl Caroline Receives OBE

Caroline Plumb OBE

Caroline Plumb (1986-1996) has been awarded an OBE in the Queen’s 90th Birthday Honours list for her services to Business and Charity. Caroline is an entrepreneur, founding recruitment business and innovation consultancy FreshMinds, as well as, more ...
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Technology Entrepreneur Gives Prizegiving Address

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The Great Hall was filled with an audience of parents, family members, staff and current pupils for the annual Prizegiving, which traditionally celebrates the wide variety of academic and extra-curricular achievements which pupils have accomplished i...
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Advice on Student Life from Recent Leavers

Recent Leavers Advice

  Boys and Girls from the graduating Bolton School Sixth Form Classes of 2016 returned to their alma mater to offer real world advice to current Year 12 students on what the first year of student life is like. The large panel of former pupils expande...
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Old Girl Expert Advises on Drugs and Their Perils

Old Girl Helen Vangikar spoke to the Y9 girls via Skype

Helen Vangikar revisited her old school, virtually, to speak to Year 9 girls about drugs and their perils. After leaving School in 1983, Helen completed an MSc at Strathclyde University in Forensic Science and has worked in the field of analytical ch...
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Media Career Under the Spotlight

Old Boy Michael Lodmore with pupils

Year 9 boys at Bolton School enjoyed an inspiring enrichment lecture from former pupil Michael Lodmore who has spent a lifetime working in media.  Recalling his own time (1980-87) at the Chorley New Road campus, Michael said he enjoyed himself at sch...
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Leavers’ Introduction to Alumni Network

2017 Leavers - Old Boy David Seddon talking to pupil about links

On their last day in School before Study Leave and the start of their A Level examinations, the Year 13 boys attended a valedictory assembly filled with advice for the future. Laura Firth, the School’s Head of Development, talked to the leavers about...
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