"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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Local Public Benefit: Facilities

The School shares its facilities with the local community in a number of ways:

Arts Centre & Great Halls

  • used for weddings, receptions, seminars, parties, dinners and much more!
  • host Greater Manchester Junior Schools' Chess Championships
  • host Manchester Guitar Circle
  • there is a long list of lettings which includes the Historical Association for Bolton, RSPB, Youth Orchestra rehearsals and the Masons.

Coaches

  • used by the local community including Bury Football Club, Horwich Walking Club and the Women's Circle
  • used by commercial clients including the BBC, the National Trust and Keoghs Solicitors

Kidzone

  • offers a range of childcare services for children from 4-13 years of age throughout the year

Patterdale Hall

  • our own outdoor pursuits centre sits idyllically on the shores of Lake Ullswater and is available for private hire during the year
  • various schools use it during the year - sometimes commercially, sometimes at cost
  • Bolton Lads' and Girls' Club spend a free weekend at Patterdale

Sporting Facilities

  • playing fields used by local sports clubs
  • Sports Hall: available to local community groups after school hours
  • Swimming Pool: available to local organised swim schools after school hours
  • Children from local schools are offered swimming lessons with three organisations
  • RLSS training courses and First Aid available throughout the year
  • Leverhulme Pavilion offers 19 tennis courts to local clubs for federation matches
A civil wedding taking place in one of our Great Halls

A civil wedding taking place in one of our Great Halls

The School has its own fleet of modern coaches which is used by the local community

The School has its own fleet of modern coaches which is used by the local community

Kidzone offers a variety of childcare services for children from 4-13 years

Kidzone offers a variety of childcare services for children from 4-13 years