"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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Sport

As many boys as possible are encouraged to represent the school in sporting activities and standards achieved are high.  Soccer fixtures are played against local as well as other Independent Schools. Both 11-a-side and 7-a-side soccer are played.

In addition to its football teams, the school fields teams in cricket, cross-country running, tennis, swimming, athletics, quiz and chess, thus allowing nearly all the boys to represent the school each year. The school has excelled recently in swimming and chess, being successful at national level. There is a very strong tradition in football and cricket.

junior boy with footballs