"Many schools in England seem to neglect physical education but not here at Bolton School."

Sam Allardyce, football manager

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Sport

Overview

Sport flourishes at Bolton School. The traditional Autumn and Spring term team games are football and rugby. In football the School has a strong reputation and we are an Independent Schools' Football Association (ISFA) Focus School, driving football development throughout the region. In recent years, the School has reached several national ISFA...

Athletics

Rapidly growing in popularity, this summer alternative has seen success both locally and regionally. Using our grass track, field event provision at the school and local tartan tracks, a number of long-standing records have been broken in recent times. The School is now very competitive within the local area with teams winning their age group in...

Cricket

There are some notable alumni who have emerged from the strong cricket tradition at Bolton School such as Duncan Worsley and Jackie Bond but any perusal of the cricket league summaries in the local press bears testimony to the value of the School to the sporting communities around the North West. The School benefits from some excellent practice...

Football

Football is the traditional main school sport in the Autumn and Winter terms. The school has a long and distinguished tradition as a leading member of the Independent Schools Football Association (ISFA) and commands a strong reputation in the North-West. Bolton School is an ISFA Focus School for the Manchester and North-West region, which means...

Gymnastics

Year 7 boys are trained in the core skills of gymnastics as part of their PE lessons. From September to February, pupils work on their floor work and put together a sequence made up of six balances and travelling movements. Each pupil across the five forms is then judged and marked on their sequence. The pupils performing at the highest level...

Hockey

In years 8 to 10 hockey is introduced as an extra-curricular school club in the Sports Hall. Practices run throughout the autumn and summer terms. The basic skills are introduced and matches are played in teams of five or six. Members of the school first team assist the member of staff in charge with the organisation of the session. This club has...

Rugby

Bolton School is extremely proud of its growing reputation at Rugby Union culminating in the award of Lancashire School of the Year 2006. The school now plays on a fixture list that includes some of the most prestigious schools in the North West of England. In recent years the first XV have become a formidable force, having great success in the...

Water Polo

Over recent years, the School has developed an excellent reputation for water polo and is one of the most successsful schools in the country. The School has excellent facilities, including electronic scoring and timing. We are fortunate to possess four coaches and have squads and teams at all ages. Over the last few years, we have won a number of...

Elite Athletes

We have many outstanding athletes at Bolton School and we recognise that they need to dedicate a lot of time to developing their talents to help them to try and achieve sporting excellence. Bolton School tries to support these pupils in managing their academic and elite sporting aspirations successfully, at the highest level.    Bolton School...

Away Venues

This section of the website replaces the popular booklet, 'How to get lost on a Saturday', and contains the definitive list of directions to the schools played by Bolton School teams. Click on the links for directions from the schools' own websites, where available, and also zoom-able OS maps from Multimap. Altrincham Marlborough Road,...

Schools and Sport

Bolton School Boys’ Division Headmaster, Philip Britton, has had an article published in Dorset Life, looking at the impact of sport on education and on life. The article can be read below and here Headmaster Philip Britton’s article for Dorset Life written on behalf of the HMC: As the 2012 Olympics move from a hugely enriching national event...