"That discipline and focus really impacted my athletic career with mountain biking, and with other aspects of everyday life too. I am very grateful to Bolton School for contributing to this solid foundation. "

Chris Eatough, World Champion at Mountain Bike Endurance and Old Boy

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Academic

The Curriculum

All our pupils follow a broad curriculum in the first three years of the Senior School (Key Stage 3). There is a wide choice of subjects at GCSE allowing pupils to maintain a wide academic base for as long as possible. In the Sixth Form, students choose their AS subjects from a list of approximately 30 options. The curriculum is regularly...

Our Teachers

We have a highly qualified, enthusiastic and experienced teaching staff, who help girls achieve academic results which place us among the top schools in the country. At the last School Inspection, the standard of teaching was highly commended and many of our teachers are examiners in their own subjects. Upon leaving the School girls should be...

Middle School

Our close links with feeder primary schools and with our own Junior School mean that we are able to provide a smooth transition from Key Stage 2. All our pupils have an equal start: each of the five forms has a similar timetable and there is no setting other than in Mathematics. We provide a wide and balanced compulsory curriculum, the only...

Upper School

In Years 10 and 11, all students study the compulsory core of English, English Literature, Mathematics and Science as well as at least one Modern Language, and one Humanity. Most of our students take 11 GCSEs, maintaining the maximum breadth possible. You can download a copy of the booklet given to Year 9 pupils which explains their GCSE Option...

The Dymond Society

Girls who perform outstandingly well on the Entrance Testing Day receive a personal invitation from the Headmistress to join The Dymond Society. The twelve Year 7 girls, all of whom have received the Headmistress’s Award, meet weekly and are led by the School’s Coordinator for Academic Enrichment. The group is occasionally joined by the...

Library

We have two fine libraries in the Senior School: the main library for Years 9 to 13 and the Turret Library for Years 7 and 8. Together, these libraries provide study and research facilities, as well as an impressive choice of recreational reading. Advice is on hand from our Chartered Librarians and their team. A wide range of information sources...

Careers

The Careers team helps to prepare your daughter for the opportunities and responsibilities of adult life by offering her a varied and challenging programme throughout her education. We aim to encourage her self-development, facilitate career exploration and so enable her to make the choices that will lead to a fulfilling working life in the...

BEST and Business Competition

BEST: Business and Enterprise Skills Training Early in the Autumn Term, Year 12 girls spend a whole day off timetable to learn about the world of business and the range of skills they will need to make a successful career in this area. Seminars cover team working, presentation skills, marketing, communication, budgeting and business planning. The...

Exam Results

The national press has drawn attention to our consistently excellent results which place us among the top independent schools in the country. Virtually all our students go on to Higher Education, including a significant number who gain admission to Oxford and Cambridge. GCSE 2009 - 2016 YearTotalEntryTotal Pass atGrades A*-C% Pass atGrades...