"The classic Bolton School combination is hard work, good friends, challenging and thought-provoking teaching, a healthy desire to puncture the self-important and the sense that you can work hard to achieve things in life. "

Anthony Lilley OBE - CEO, Magic Lantern & Professor, Creative Industries, Ulster University

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Physical Education

We enjoy a strong sporting tradition at Bolton School and believe that sport plays an important role in our pupils' development. Our facilities, which include tennis and netball courts, a swimming pool, gym and extensive playing fields, are excellent.

Taught by specialist staff, the children play netball, hockey and lacrosse during the winter and rounders, tennis and athletics in the summer.

Years 4, 5 and 6 also visit the School's own Outdoor Pursuits centre at Patterdale Hall in the Lake District. Supervised at all times by fully qualified instructors, they can safely enjoy a range of exciting activities such as sailing, gorge walking and abseiling. Fun and a real sense of achievement is virtually guaranteed!

I think the sports teachers are very supportive.  I'm not very good at swimming but when I swam my first 25 metres they were really proud of me.
Anna (Year 5)

Junior Girls Physical Education