"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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Sports Results

Keep up-to-date with the latest Bolton School sports stories.  The latest results are at the top of the page and full sports stories can be accessed underneath the results.

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Boys' Division Sports Results

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Thursday 30th March - ESSA U15 Finals

Won 6-2 vs Trinity School

Saturday 4th March - ESSA U18 National Final

Bolton School U18 team:
Won vs 7-2 HABS
Won 7-2 vs Dulwich
Drew 4-4 vs Trinity School, won 4-2 on Penalties

Won 8-1 vs HABS

Bolton School U18s won the ESSA U18 Championships for the 4th year running!

Tuesday 7th February - ESSA U18 North Championships

Bolton School U15 team:
Won 5-0 St Bede's and St Joseph's Catholic College
Won 8-0 vs Ripley
Won 3-0 vs Grantham
Won 5-1 vs Manchester Grammar School

U15 team progress to National Finals

Monday 6th February - ESSA U18 North Championships

Bolton School U18 team:
Won 15-1 vs St Ambrose
Won 7-4 vs King Edward School Birmingham
Won 12-0 vs Bradford Grammar School
Won 9-0 vs Manchester Grammar School

U18 team progress to National Finals



Monday 27th March vs Rivington High School - Town Cup Final

U12 team won 3-0

Saturday 25th March vs Sandbach School

1st XI team won 2-1
U14 team lost 2-3
U13 A team lost
U13 B team lost

Friday 24th March vs St James' School - Town Cup Semi-Final

U12 team drew 2-2, won 4-2 on penalties

Wednesday 22st March - County Cup Semi-Finals

U16 team lost 2-3 vs Turton High School
U12 team lost 4-6 vs Manchester Grammar School

Saturday 11th March vs The Grammar School at Leeds

Away: four wins, three losses
Home: two wins, a draw, a loss

Wednesday 8th March - Town Cup Quarter-Finals

U13 team lost

Tuesday 7th March - Town Cup Quarter-Finals

U16 team won 3-2
U14 team lost

Saturday 4th March vs Altrincham Grammar School

U15 team lost

Saturday 25th February vs Ripley St Thomas Academy

1st XI team won
U13 team lost
U12 team won



Sunday 19th March - Lancashire Schools Semi-Finals Day

U14 team made it to Plate final, lost 10-31 vs Standish to come 2nd overall in the Plate competition

Wednesday 15th March - Stonyhurst Rugby 7s Tournament

1st XI team won one game vs Hutton Grammar School
U16 team won one game vs Rydal
U13 team won one game vs Stonyhurts B team

Tuesday 14th March vs Manchester Grammar School

U14 team won 30-12

Monday 13th March - Year 7 Football

A team won 5-1 vs Rivington High School
B team drew 5-5 vs Rivington High School
B team drew 5-5 vs Turton High School
A team won 5-4 vs Turton High School

Saturday 11th March vs St Margaret's Liverpool

U15 team won
U13 team won
U12 team won

Tuesday 7th March - NatWest Schools Cup Semi-Final vs St Olave's

1st XI team lost 17-48

Saturday 4th March vs St Ambrose

U13 team lost
U12 A team lost
U12 B team lost

Thursday 2nd March - AKS Sevens Tournament

U15 team:
Lost in the final vs Altrincham Grammar School
Won the Plate semi-final vs Birkenhead Grammar School

Monday 27th February - AKS Sevens Tournament

U13 team: 2 wins and 4 defeats

Saturday 25th February vs Hutton Grammar School

U16 team lost 7-29 (Plate Semi-Final)
U15 team lost 0-27
U14 team won 17-0 (Plate Semi-Final)
U13 team lost 0-7
U12 A team lost 10-25
U12 B team lost 0-7

Wednesday 22nd February vs Shrewsbury School

1st XI lost 1-2

Tuesday 7th February vs Queen Elizabeth's High School Gainsborough (Nat West Bowl)

1st XV team won 29-7



Tuesday 28th March - Gala vs Merchant Taylors

Merchant Taylors won

Tuesday 28th February - Gala vs Canon Slade

Canon Slade won



Thursday 9th February vs Ladybridge High School

Lost 16-24



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Girls' Division Sports Results

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Tuesday 28th March - Bolton Schools' Netball Tournament

U12 team won - 67 goals scored, only 3 goals conceded

Tuesday 21st March - Bolton Schools' Netball Tournament

U13 team 2nd in their section

Saturday 18th March vs Stonyhurst

U13 A team won
U13 B team won
U12 A team lost
U12 B team won

Tuesday 14th March - Bolton Schools' Netball Tournament

U14 team won overall

Saturday 11th March - Greater Manchester County Netball Tournament

U15 team finish 6th overall

Wednesday 8th March - Greater Manchester County Tournament

Senior team finish 2rd in group stages

Tuesday 7th March vs Westhoughton High School

U16 team won 15-8
U15 team won 12-6
U13 team won 8-7
U12 team won 9-0

Saturday 4th March - County Netball Tournament

U16 team knocked out in group phase
U14 team lost in semis vs Cheadle Hulme

Saturday 25th February vs Westholme

U15 team won 
U14 team won
U12 team won



Saturday 25th March vs Withington Girls' School

1st team won
U13 team won
U12 team won

Saturday 11th March - Northern Schools Tournament

U13 team finish 6th overall
U12 team finish 2nd overall

Friday 3rd & Saturday 4th March - Rathbones National Schools Lacrosse Championships

Senior team:

Round 1:
Lost 2-6 vs Benenden School
Won 7-2 vs Coloma Convent Girls School
Drew 3-3 vs St Mary's Calne
Won 6-3 vs Shrewsbury School
Lost 1-2 vs North London Collegiate School
Won 7-1 vs Canford

Division 1 Playoffs:
Won 5-1 vs Malvern St James
Won 3-1 vs Sherborne Girls' School
Lost 2-3 vs Cheltenham Ladies' College

Won 7-1 vs Walthamstow Hall

Cup Quarter Final:
Lost 1-5 vs Wycombe Abbey

Saturday 25th February vs Withington Girls' School

1st team won 



Tuesday 21st March - Manchester School Games

Bolton School team came in joint 2nd place

Tuesday 28th February vs Canon Slade

Bolton School won 134-128

Tuesday 7th February vs Westholme

Bolton School won overall 302-275


Thursday, 30 March 2017

Triumph for Under 12s

U12s Win Bolton Schools' Netball Tournament

The U12 Netball team were victorious at the most recent Bolton Schools’ Netball Tournament. They had convincing wins in the group stages of the competition against Westhoughton, Canon Slade, St.James’s and Smithills. As winners of their section, the ...
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Monday, 27 March 2017

Everton Signing for Lizzie

Everton Signing

Lizzie Harkness in Year 8 has been signed for Everton’s U14 squad following recent trials. As Everton is one of the Regional Talent Centres in the North West, she will be able to develop her skills and play at a higher level. Lizzie now attends two...
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Monday, 27 March 2017

Year 7s Are Town Football Champions

Y7 Town Football Champs

Bolton School Year 7 boys’ football team has won the Bolton Schools’ Football Tournament, overcoming Rivington and Blackrod High School by three goals to nil in the final.  The U12s made it to the final after a close encounter in the semi-final on F...
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Monday, 20 March 2017

Double County Vest for Matthew

Matthew Y8 Greater Manchester Cross Country

Matthew Mair in Year 8 has performed at a county level in two different sports in recent weeks, representing both Greater Manchester and North Lancashire. He ran for Greater Manchester in the National Intercounties Cross Country at Loughborough. Des...
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Monday, 20 March 2017

Jos Maintains Family's National Water Polo Tradition

Water Boys: Jos, far left, is photographed here with his water polo brothers Aaron and Drew

Playing water polo for one's country it seems is a family tradition for the Winstanleys. Youngest of three brothers, Jos, aged 16, has been called up for the England U17 water polo squad and follows in the footsteps of Aaron, who captained the Great ...
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Saturday, 18 March 2017

U14s are Runners-Up in Lancashire Schools’ Rugby Plate Final

The U14 Bolton School rugby team capped a good season as runners-up in the Lancashire Plate Final

Bolton School U14s’ rugby team ended a good season by reaching the Lancashire County Schools’ Finals’ Day after impressive wins against Audenshaw and Hutton in earlier rounds.  The impressive setting of Fylde RUFC provided the venue for Bolton to ta...
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Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Badminton Star Selected for County Tournament

Lancashire Badminton - Shreya

Shreya Kamath in Year 9 has been selected to represent Lancashire at the prestigious Under 18 Inter County Badminton tournament to be held in Nottingham in April 2017. She has already played for the county and won medals at several tournaments, incl...
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Monday, 13 March 2017

Sixteen Join Lancashire Lacrosse U15s

U15 Lancs Lacrosse 2017.jpg

A large crop of Girls’ Division pupils were selected for the U15 Lancashire Lacrosse A and B teams this year. Sixteen pupils from Years 8 to 10 were chosen following trials. Asmara Stubley in Year 10 was chosen as the Captain of the A team, with her...
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Monday, 13 March 2017

Netball Triumph for U14s

U14 Bolton Schools Netball Tournament Win

The U14 Netball team emerged victorious from a tough final against Turton School in the Bolton Schools’ Netball Tournament. The winning Bolton School team comprised Arabella Barker-Smith, Jessica-Rose Curtis-Walker, Bella Forshaw, Charlotte Hughes, ...
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Thursday, 9 March 2017

Paralympians' Massage Therapist Encourages Athletes

Sally Barker - Sport Massage Therapist

Gifted and talented sports pupils were encouraged to follow their passion in a talk from Sally Barker, the Director of SB Sports Massage and Rehabilitation: the company which she set up after training in sports massage therapy. She began her talk wi...
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