"Hesketh House (Junior Girls' School) is a magical place of adventure, discovery, learning, friendship and joy. The girls, albeit within a modern, disciplined, hard-working atmosphere, appear each evening as though sprinkled in fairy dust."

Parent, Junior Girls' School

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Careers

Overview

Careers education and guidance serves to complement the academic curriculum. Our aim is to provide high-quality impartial careers advice and support to each pupil throughout his education. We help each boy develop the skills that they will need when they leave Bolton School. We prepare him to be successful, enterprising and ready for the...

Leaver Destinations

University  Angela Ruskin University 1   Aston University 1   Bangor University  2   Bristol University 3   Cardiff University  1   Durham University  3   Imperial College London  1   King's College London   2   London School of...

Business Enterprise and Skills Training Course

The Business Enterprise and Skills Training Course (BEST) is a 3-day residential course designed to develop the skills the boys will need when they enter full-time employment. Although good examination results at A2 level are important, they do not tell an employer how successful that student will be when working in a team, how effective he or she...

Interview Skills

One of the most important and popular events of the Careers Department’s calendar is the interview skills training for Year 12 pupils. With interviewing an essential part of the graduate recruitment process and still valued as a selection tool by the most prestigious universities, it is vitally important that our pupils have the opportunity to...

Morrisby Profile

Each Bolton School pupil should leave the school prepared for modern life in Britain. They need to be well informed when making subject and career decisions. Therefore high quality, independent careers advice is crucial. The school achieves this by using the Morrisby profiling system. At the end of Year 10 each pupil sits the Morrisby Profile...

Work Sampling Day

At the end of Year 8, all pupils are released from school to take part in a 'Work Sampling’ day. The aim of the exercise is to give them an initial insight into the world of work and an understanding of the skills and qualities that are needed outside of the classroom. Pupils normally accompany a parent, relative or family friend to work. This...

Work Experience and Internships

During Year 10 and 11, pupils have the opportunity to undertake work experience. The aim of the placement is to stimulate their curiosity about the world of work as well as putting into practice the skills taught throughout the Lower and Middle Schools. Our pupils invariably find that as a result of their work experience, they are able to adapt...

Distinguished Old Boltonians

Pupils from the School have gone out into the world and made a difference in so many ways and so many walks of life.  View a list of some of our famous Old Boys here.