"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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Patterdale Hall

In the Summer term, Years 5 and 6 have the opportunity to take part in an extra-curricular trip to Patterdale Hall, our own outdoor pursuits centre in the Lake District. The centre, which is located in idyllic surroundings at the southern end of Lake Ullswater, provides a warm and welcoming atmosphere. It sleeps up to sixty guests in dormitory style bedrooms and facilities include a games room, television and videos.

Fully qualified instructors help the pupils to enjoy themselves and get the most out of their time there. They supervise all the activities which include gorge walking, climbing, abseiling, canoeing and sailing. These experiences offer the girls a unique opportunity to work as part of a team, build self confidence, develop life skills and, of course, have fun!

The Advanced Activities Licensing Authority maintains checks on all the instructors to ensure they are up to date with the latest requirements.

Read more about the School's outdoor pursuits provision here.

"One of my favourite places is Patterdale. It's an adventure!"
Farah (Year 6)

Junior Girls rock climbing

Junior Girls rock climbing near Patterdale Hall

Junior Girls Patterdale Kayaking

Kayaking on Lake Ullswater

The Hall is idyllically set on the southern shore of Lake Ullswater

The Hall is idyllically set on the southern shore of Lake Ullswater. Click on the photo to enlarge it; Patterdale Hall is middle left of the picture