"The outstanding range of interesting and stimulating extra curricular activities provide excellent opportunities for pupils to take initiative and extend their capabilities. Throughout the school the personal development of pupils is exceptional."

Independent Schools’ Inspectorate, 2010 (Girls’ Division)

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Extra-Curricular Activities

Overview

The rich tapestry of extra-curricular activities on offer to every Bolton School pupil is one of the school's greatest assets. As well as being placed into a form group upon their arrival, each pupil is also allocated to one of the school's four Houses: Blackburn, Chorley, Manchester and Wigan. Weekly House assemblies enable the boys to mix with...

Extra-Curricular Programme

The list below shows the range of clubs and activities that are available to pupils.  6th Form Newspaper Art Astronomy Basketball Biology Board Games Bolton School Newspaper Business Careers Talks Charities Committee Chemistry Chess Classics Computer Computer Video Making Dr Who Drama Electronics Faulkes Telescope...

Music

There is a wide range of extra-curricular musical activities at Bolton School Boys' Division, some of which are run as joint ensembles with the Girls' Division. They include Percussion Ensembles, Guitar Groups, String Quartets, Concert Bands, Orchestras, Choirs, Jazz Band, Brass Group, Saxophone, Clarinet and Flute groups, Rock Groups and String...

Charities

Bolton School supports a variety of charities and good causes each year and takes its fundraising role very seriously. The School's Charities Committee, comprising pupils and staff, meets regularly throughout the term to devise fundraising schemes and decide which causes to support. The Lower, Middle and Upper School Councils are also involved in...

Community Involvement

Boys and girls at Bolton School recognise how lucky they are to enjoy all the advantages of a supportive and inspirational educational environment, with its superb facilities and exceptional range of extra curricular activities; they value the importance of ‘giving back’ through participation in community action programmes, locally, nationally and...

House System

All students are placed into one of four houses: Blackburn, Chorley, Manchester or Wigan and, as generations of Boltonians before them, they compete for the Lyde Cup. This was presented in 1903 by the then Headmaster and his wife on his departure to take up a university professorship.  The competition comprises over 250 separate events and takes...

Scouts

The Scout Group is split up into three sections, each with its own identity, meeting times and membership age range. The sections all meet at the Scout Headquarters situated at the bottom of Ladybridge Lane, off Chorley New Road. The Cub Pack meets on a Thursday evening from 6.30pm until 8.00pm and is open to boys from the Junior School. The...

Trips and Expeditions

As with its extensive extra-curricular activity programme, Bolton School has an enviable reputation for broadening the education of its pupils through school visits, camps and expeditions.  Some trips form an integral part of the taught curriculum, including an annual residential visit to our outdoor pursuits centre at Patterdale Hall. Others take...