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School Launches Ambitious Bursary Campaign

Celebrating 100 years since Lord Leverhulme created the Bolton School Foundation, the school launched The 100 Campaign for Bolton School Bursaries at its Centenary Dinner, held at the School.  Headmistress Sue Hincks said: “In 1915 Leverhulme’s vision had been to give the brightest children an excellent education, whatever their background. This...

Official Opening of the New Sixth Form Centre

Bolton School’s state-of-the-art £7m Riley Sixth Form Centre was eponymously named and officially opened by benefactor and Old Boy, Mr Ian Riley.  The lunchtime celebration was opened by Headmistress of the Girls’ Division, Sue Hincks, and the School’s new Captain, Paul Greenhalgh and Head Girl, Jess Melling.  All lavished praise on the new...

Former Pupils Lay Foundations for Future Generations

It was a reunion with a difference as representative Head Girls and School Captains of Bolton School gathered on Wednesday 12 December to lay the Foundation Stone for the new £7m Sixth Form Centre.  The building, which will be ready for occupation at the start of the Autumn Term of 2013, has received substantial funding from alumni of the School....

School Maintaining Lord Leverhulme’s Ethos

One in five senior school pupils at Bolton School now receives assistance with their school fees (which include school lunch) and one in twelve studies for free.  The School has been working hard during the recent tough economic times to maintain the ethos of Lord Leverhulme who, when he re-endowed Bolton School in 1915, wanted to offer an...

Students’ Telephone Campaign to Benefit Next Generation

Fifteen Sixth Form students, who left Bolton School in the Summer, have raised £105,000, which will help provide bursaries for future Bolton School pupils and will go towards equipment for the ICT Suite in the new joint Sixth Form Centre which is currently being built and will open in September 2013.  Julia Bates, Head of Development at the...

Sixth Formers Start Building a New Centre

Retiring Captain Nick Fairclough of Bolton School Boys' Division Sixth Form and new Head Girl, Heather Harrison, of the Girls' Division Sixth Form "cut the first sod" as work began on the construction of a new £7m Sixth Form Centre in the heart of the Bolton School campus. Staff from across the campus gathered to watch the symbolic cutting of the...

Stunning New Sixth Form Centre to Provide Best of Both Worlds

A stunning new Sixth Form Centre is set to provide the best of both worlds for students at Bolton School.  Planning permission has been granted by Bolton Council, and work on the new £7m build in the heart of the campus, will begin in 2012.  You can view a walk through tour of the new build here. Architecturally, the glass and sandstone...

Junior Girls' School

News item: July 2009 Bolton School is delighted to announce the building of a new school for Junior Girls, aged 7 to 11 years.  The School's Governing Body has officially given the go ahead for the project, which it is expected will cost in the region of £5 million. The new three-storey building will be erected within the Bolton School campus on...

The Building of a New Junior Girls' School

View our gallery to watch the construction of a new school - from conception to completion.  Click on any photo to enlarge it and to enter the gallery.

New School Offers Best of Both Worlds

Bolton School pupils and staff celebrated as they moved into their new, state-of-the-art infants' school.  Each year group (Reception, Year 1 and Year 2) processed from their old school, Beech House, to their new school on Dobson Road, next to the School's Nursery.  Boys and girls carried large blue balloons and sang songs as they were cheered on...

Building for the Future

Bolton School's Building Project: 2008-10 News Item: July 2009 - New Junior Girls' School Bolton School is delighted to announce the building of a new school for Junior Girls, aged 7 to 11 years. The School's Governing Body has officially given the go ahead for the project, which it is expected will cost in the region of £5 million. The new...

Sir Peter Ogden Meets the Ogden Scholars

News Item: January 2009 Sir Peter Ogden and Tim Simmons, Chief Executive of the Ogden Trust, made a flying visit, literally, to Bolton School to meet the school's Ogden Scholars.  The duo flew in by helicopter from the Channel Islands via Cambridge and landed on the girls' lacrosse pitch before meeting up with the scholars.  Several years ago the...

Old Boys Raise Bursary Money

News Item: September 2008 The 2008 Old Boltonians' Bursary Golf Day has raised in the region of £4,000.  When this is added to other contributions from the Old Boys of Bolton School, which have been collected over the past three years, it means £200,000 has been raised for the School's bursary fund. Despite one or two sharp showers, the day was...

School Invests In The Future

News Item: Spring 2008 The School is about to embark upon a £12 million building project. The expansion plan will see the building of a new Infants' School alongside the Nursery on Dobson Road.  The Girls' Junior School will move to its own purpose-built centre on the current Beech House (Infants' School) site, which will mean classroom space is...