"This is a smashing school, a welcoming place, where busy children can get on with learning in a happy and secure atmosphere, whilst having lots of fun to boot."

The Good Schools Guide Review of Beech House

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Extra-Curricular Activities

Overview

The teaching and learning at Bolton School is enriched by an extensive programme of extra-curricular activities which add to girls’ enjoyment of school by offering a wide range of interests and challenges. The list below shows some of activities that take place at lunchtime and after school. Links in the left-hand margin also give more detail...

Art

There are always plenty of opportunities to enjoy more art in the Art Department! This year, the Year 7 Art Club designed the School Christmas card while the Year 8 Club produced relief prints and the Year 9 Club made card-constructed Mehndi Hands. Clubs are run on a weekly basis and, in the Autumn Term, numbers have to be limited to make the...

Drama

We believe that our girls gain much from taking part in drama and theatre activities: they acquire new knowledge and expertise, as well as developing self-awareness, group skills and confidence. Below are some of the extra curricular drama activities we are proud to offer. Middle School Drama Clubs Led by Sixth Formers, these clubs are extremely...

Music

In addition to our curriculum staff, the Music Department has twenty-one visiting instrumental and vocal specialists. We are able to offer tuition in every brass band and orchestral instrument, as well as percussion, guitar, piano, organ and voice. Visiting artists provide music workshops at all key-stages. In the Senior School there are...

Outdoor Pursuits

Patterdale Hall is our own outdoor pursuits centre in the Lake District. Located in idyllic surroundings at the southern end of Lake Ullswater, the estate contains a working hill farm and a hundred acres of garden and private woodland. It is the ideal location for field studies, Duke of Edinburgh Award expeditions, and multi-activity programmes...

Sport

Our extra-curricular programme enables pupils to participate in a range of competitive and recreational activities. These activities are arranged in such a way as to allow most girls the opportunity to experience every activity available should they wish to do so during their time with us. Many of the activities take place during the lunch hour...

Curriculum Enrichment Programme

In order to enrich the Sixth Form experience, we offer a wide range of short courses and activities. By choosing wisely students can maintain a good balance between Arts, Sciences and Social Sciences. This gives breadth to their studies and allows them to pursue new interests and activities - while gaining the maximum benefit and enjoyment from...

Trips and Visits

Trips, both at home and abroad, are a regular and exciting part of Bolton School life. These may relate directly to the curriculum, such as field trips in Geography and Biology; they may extend pupils' understanding of the curriculum, such as Modern Language exchanges or they may be extra-curricular such as the regular ski trips to resorts in...

Charities

The Girls' Division has an excellent reputation for serving the wider community. Girls gladly give their time to help others and to organise fundraising activities for those less fortunate than themselves. The variety of activities in which our students take part range from helping in hospices and youth centres, to organising individual, class...

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...