"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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News of Former Pupils

Monday, 27 March 2017

A Lesson in Stress and Depression from Former Pupil

Stress and Depression Talk OG with pupils

After a lifetime in the NHS and working for the Ministry of Justice as a Consultant Adolescent Forensic Psychiatrist, Old Girl Dr Lynne Daly returned to Bolton School to talk to Year 11 girls about stress and depression. In a lively and interactive s...
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Monday, 27 March 2017

Careers Carousel for Y9 Boys

Careers Carousel (1)

Boys in Year 9 of Bolton School Boys’ Division spent the afternoon on a careers carousel as part of the school’s innovative SPACE programme. A range of industry professionals, three of them Old Boys of the school, spoke about their line of business a...
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Friday, 24 March 2017

Old Boys Named in England Water Polo Team

Lewis Daly has been called up to the men's England Water Polo team

Former pupils Aaron Winstanley and Lewis Daly, along with former member of staff, Addison Brown, have been named in the England senior water polo squad.  The team had been disbanded three years ago due to funding cuts across many sports, however, a s...
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Friday, 24 March 2017

Old Boy’s Flying Visit

OB's Flying Visit

Former pupil Jason Appleton, dropped in, literally, to Bolton School as he paid a flying visit which was enjoyed by pupils from the Nursery to the Sixth Form. Leaving Bolton School in 1990, he returned to land in his Squirrel helicopter on the spor...
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Monday, 13 March 2017

Technology Assists Alumni Talks

Skype Talk - Rob Dobson Threatre

Technology allowed two Old Boys to connect with current Boys’ Division students. Rob Dobson and Adam Crook used Skype and FaceTime to speak to a Year 13 audience to give insightful and interesting accounts of their careers. Rob Dobson is an entrepre...
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Friday, 10 March 2017

Dance Club Supports Former Member's Fundraising

Strictly Dance Club - OB James Dunne dancing with Mrs Fielding

Old Boy James Dunne started dancing six years ago at the School’s Strictly Dance Club run by Mrs Fielding. After leaving Bolton School in 2013, he continued dancing through his time at university. James is now taking part in a dance competition to r...
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Sunday, 26 February 2017

Former Pupil Teddy Wins 100m US Freestyle Swim Race

Teddy Pender won the recent NESCAC 100m Freestyle in the US

Teddy Pender, who left Bolton School in 2014 to study at Bates College, Maine, enjoyed success at the recent New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) Swimming Championship meet in Middletown, Connecticut. Competing in the 100m freestyle...
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Sunday, 26 February 2017

Old Boy Welcomes Pope Francis in Historic Visit to Anglican Church

Jonathan Boardman - All Saints

Jonathan Boardman, who left Bolton School in 1982 as Captain of the School and who is now The Venerable Jonathan Boardman, Archdeacon of Italy and Malta and Chaplain of All Saints, welcomed Pope Francis to his Anglican church in Rome. The visit made ...
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Friday, 24 February 2017

Professions Explored on NHS Careers Day

NHS Careers - Physician's Associate

An NHS Careers Day allowed pupils in Years 10 to 13 to explore the varied and interesting roles available within the NHS, including several that they may not have considered or been aware of before. Thirteen speakers, including three alumni, came int...
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Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Pupils Face Grandmaster in Simultaneous Chess Match

Nigel Short talks about his match again Sergey Grigoriants

Old Boy and chess grandmaster Nigel Short returned to Bolton School to meet the new crop of chess enthusiasts at his former school, and to inspire the next generation of players. He spent the afternoon in School, culminating a simultaneous chess matc...
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