"The provision for learning and care is exemplary, with the needs of all children, including those identified as having SEND, EAL and the more able, catered for extremely well."

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The annual Open Evening is held in November and provides an opportunity for both current and prospective pupils, and their parents, to discuss AS and Advanced Level options and to learn more about Sixth Form life at Bolton School.

Each year the vast majority of Year 11 pupils progress into the Sixth Form. The Boys' Division also welcomes students into the Sixth Form from across the region. Financial support is available to students through our Open Door Bursary Scheme. Find out more about financing and fees.

In order to register for the Sixth Form Open Evening or if you would like to arrange a private tour of the School on another day, please contact the Admissions Registrar, Mrs Susan Yates on 01204 840201. Brochures and application forms can also be requested from Mrs Yates.

Entry Criteria

The academic criteria for entry to A level courses are normally A grade GCSE passes in the subjects to be followed in Years 12 and 13, or the nearest equivalent in the case of subjects not being taken at GCSE.

Applicants should expect to achieve a minimum of 5 A*-C passes at GCSE, including Mathematics and English. However, for external candidates, places are normally offered after interview and on receiving a good reference from the previous school.

Requirements may be relaxed where a student has a good all-round track record of sustained effort, conduct, attitude, discipline, attendance and contribution to school life. We are really looking for students who are self motivated, who believe they will achieve.

Download an application form to the Boys' Sixth Form

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