"There is no doubt this is a very special school with fantastic facilities and fantastic teachers who make all the difference. It's just a shame that every school in the country cannot be like Bolton School."

Sir Harry Kroto - Nobel Prize Winner in Chemistry and Old Boy

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Patterdale Hall Residential and 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, which involves residential courses, day trips from Bolton School and expeditions that travel further afield. Patterdale Hall is also used by the School for numerous other activities including creative writing courses, business enterprise programmes, Duke of Edinburgh expeditions and subject-specific visits. Years 4, 5 and 6 of the Junior Girls' and Junior Boys' Schools visit each year as do all Boys' Division Senior School year groups and select Girls' Division year groups.

The Hall is available for hire by external clients and you can learn more about our quality outdoor education courses combined with a warm, welcoming atmosphere at Patterdale Hall here.

Patterdale Hall

Patterdale Hall