"This is a smashing school, a welcoming place, where busy children can get on with learning in a happy and secure atmosphere, whilst having lots of fun to boot."

The Good Schools Guide Review of Beech House

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School Services

Arts Centre & Sports Facilities

Outstanding Facilities Pupils enjoy the use of outstanding facilities at Bolton School, including 32 acres of high quality sports fields (including 4 football pitches, 3 rugby pitches, a lacrosse pitch, netball courts, cricket pitches and nets), a swimming pool, sports hall, climbing wall and fitness centre. The Arts and Conference Centre is...

Patterdale Hall Residential & Adventure Learning Centre

Patterdale Hall is the residential and adventure learning centre managed by Bolton School. The Hall is ideally situated at the southern end of Lake Ullswater in the Lake District and is just 2 hours' drive by coach from Bolton.  The centre exists to serve the needs of the School and to run the extensive outdoor programme offered at Bolton School,...

Friends of Patterdale Hall

The Friends of Patterdale Hall (FOPH) group has been established in order to progress the development of Patterdale Hall. The group is seeking “Friends” to join them in order to support events for the Hall and its grounds; regular newsletters will update members on developments. Some of the Friends will be part of a small steering...

School Uniform Shop

F R Monkhouse Limited is one of the country's largest independent schoolwear specialists with 19 shops across the north. The shop also stocks a range of sports equipment at very competitive prices as F R Monkhouse Limited is also a member of Intersport - the world's largest sports chain. Stationery items, including pens, pencils, rulers etc are...

Lost Property and Second-Hand Uniform Shop

The Bolton School Senior Boys’ Second-Hand Uniform Shop is located by the stairs leading into school opposite the Chemistry Block. It is run entirely by parent volunteers. It offers good quality second-hand uniform and sports kit at very reasonable prices. There are also many outdoor items of clothing suitable for Patterdale and other trips. All...

School Merchandise

We hope our online store of quality Bolton School branded items will appeal to current pupils, parents, staff, alumni and friends of the School. Any profits made from the sale of merchandise will go towards the School's bursary fund, which helps us offer an education for all academically gifted pupils, irrespective of their ability to pay. Please...