"Bolton School was such a large part of my life. I can safely say that I would not be doing what I do for a living if it wasn’t for the vibrant arts scene at the school and the encouragement that I was given."

Neil Eckersley, Former Pupil and Theatre Producer

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General Information

Facilities

The school shares its attractive 32 acre wooded site with the Boys' Division and the Infant Department (Beech House). The new state-of-the art Girls' Junior School, Hesketh House, is adjacent to the Senior School and was completed in 2010. Housed in an attractive Grade II listed building, the Senior School has an impressive Great Hall, spacious...

Sixth Form

Sixth Form life is different from that in the rest of the school! Students wear their own clothes and have their own accommodation in the newly built Riley Sixth Form Centre, which is shared with the Boys' Division. This shared space is located at the hearts of the school, and gives independence to more than 400 Sixth Form students. It...

History

The foundation of the school in 1877 was inspired by a group of public-spirited Bolton citizens. Housed in a room of the Mechanics' Institute, the Young Ladies Day School, as it was first known, opened its doors to twenty-two girls on October 1 1877. Pupil numbers steadily rose during the school's first three decades and by the 1890s it had moved...

A Head Girl Reflects

I can't quite believe that my time at Bolton School Girls' Division is already over. I may have "only" been here for seven years (practically just a passing visit compared to those who joined at four years old!) but there is absolutely no doubt that I am going to miss it so very much. I have only been away from school for a week and already I am...

A Parent's View

To choose Bolton School for your daughter will not only change her life, but yours too. Your hopes and expectations for your daughter will grow beyond belief. You will see that you have chosen a school that will encourage your daughter to take in all that is the best and in return give of her best. She will be offered outstanding opportunities...

Old Girls

Bolton School Old Girls' Association (the OGA) comprises former pupils - both young and old - and exists to support the School and to provide an important link for and with all Old Girls, wherever they may be. The Association also helps to develop contact with the local community by raising funds for local charities. The aim of the OGA is, and...