"The best thing I can say of the school was that it worked. It embedded in me habits of reading and thinking as well as an enduring curiosity about just about everything."

Bryan Appleyard - award-winning journalist and author

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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 corridors, a theatre, two Resistant Materials workshops, two Textile studios, two Food Technology rooms, four computer rooms, seven laboratories, three Art studios and two fine libraries staffed by two qualified librarians and their staff. As of September 2013, the Sixth Form has moved into the purpose built Riley Sixth Form Centre. These facilities are shared with the Boys’ Division, and provide a dedicated recreation and study space.

Other facilities shared with the Boys’ Division include our award-winning Careers' Department, the Arts Complex and Sports Hall, a 25 metre swimming pool, extensive playing fields, the Leverhulme Sports Pavilion and an outdoor pursuits facility at Patterdale Hall in the Lake District. Girls also have the option of spending a week undertaking sailing voyages in the Irish Sea on a 15m ketch called "Tenacity of Bolton".

Senior Girls The Great Hall

The Great Hall

Senior Girls External Building Shot

The Riley Sixth Form Centre, shared by girls and boys, opened in 2013