"I remember my days at school vividly and with great affection. Bolton School has a great tradition in the liberal arts. I've always acted for the love of it and this first love was inspired at Hopefield, the school theatre."

Sir Ian McKellen - Actor and Old Boy

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The aims of science in the Junior School can be broadly divided into two categories:

  • to stimulate pupils' curiosity in the world around them and encourage critical and creative thinking, applying scientific understanding;
  • to create a foundation for the study of science in the Senior School.

To fulfil these aims, pupils are given the opportunity to acquire both factual knowledge and the skills of scientific enquiry: identifying questions that can be addressed scientifically; planning and carrying out experiments; evaluating data; and recognising the limitations of their own and others' work.

This is achieved through an exciting, investigative four year course which takes place in a large, well resourced science room.

Mr C D Hough BSc CBiol MSB
Science Coordinator

I like Science because we get to do lots of experiments.
James, Year 5.

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