"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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Overview of the Junior School Curriculum

Pupils in each of the Year Groups, 3, 4, 5 and 6, are based with Form Teachers who have responsibility for pastoral issues. There are two equal ability Forms per Year Group.

Pupils are encouraged to give of their best by the award of Merit Marks and participation in inter-House competition - there are four Houses. Recognition is made in School Assemblies of pupils' efforts and achievements by the presentation of appropriate individual and House trophies.

Y3 pupils are taught predominately by their form teacher moving on to specialist teachers in Y4, 5 and 6. The provision of specialist teaching in specialist study areas leads to excellence throughout. In all subjects our standards match or exceed the requirements of the National Curriculum. All pupils are given the strongest possible preparation for the Bolton School Senior School Entrance Examination.

The teachers in the Boys' Junior School are so understanding and caring.
James, Year 5

The teachers in the Boys' Junior School make work fun!
Bob, Year 6

The quality of the pupils' academic and other achievements is excellent.
ISI Inspection, December 2016

Pupils have outstanding attitudes to learning for their age.....Pupils have sophisticated study skills for their age....and outstanding attitudes to learning for their age.
ISI Inspection, December 2016

 

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