"The best thing I can say of the school was that it worked. It embedded in me habits of reading and thinking as well as an enduring curiosity about just about everything."

Bryan Appleyard - award-winning journalist and author

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News of Former Pupils

Saturday, 8 July 2017

A Celebration of Water Polo and a Career


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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Friday, 7 July 2017

Old Girl Caroline Receives OBE

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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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Friday, 30 June 2017

Technology Entrepreneur Gives Prizegiving Address


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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Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Advice on Student Life from Recent Leavers


  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 expand...
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Monday, 26 June 2017

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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Monday, 12 June 2017

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 sc...
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Thursday, 18 May 2017

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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Monday, 8 May 2017

Old Boy Delivers Investment Banking Lesson

Investment Banking Skype Lesson

Year 13 Economics and Business Studies students from Bolton School Boys’ Division enjoyed an insight into the world of investment banking as former pupil John Craven addressed them via a WebEx link from his London office.  The boys learnt of his imp...
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Monday, 8 May 2017

Old Boltonians Win the Lancashire FA Cup

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In front of a good number of their supporters, including Bolton School Boys' Division Headmaster Philip Britton and OBA President David Shaw, Old Boltonians AFC 1st XI claimed the Lancashire FA Bluefin Sports Insurance Amateur Cup for the second time...
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Tuesday, 2 May 2017

Old Boys to Raise Funds in Memory of Grandmas

The two recent leavers will undertake their 1000 mile bike ride from 13-27 June

Zack Weir and Jackson Shaw, two 19 year olds who left Bolton School Sixth Form last summer, are in intense training ahead of their fundraising 1000 kilometre charity bike ride through five European countries to raise funds for Alzheimer’s Research UK...
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