In thinking about joining us, you may first want to read about our application process. You may then want to read more about school life in our digital prospectus and register your interest to be informed about open days and taster events.
Finally, you may be ready to apply.
Read about the application process in each Division and find contact details for our Admissions Registrars:
Our Entrance Examination date (for September 2024 entry in Year 3, 4 or 7) is
Tuesday 16 January 2024
Children join Bolton School at various stages. From the age of six months, girls and boys attend our Nursery and they can join our Infant School at age 3 or 4 years; they then move up or join our Junior Schools at age 7. In our Senior Schools, pupils join at age 11, and our Sixth Forms begin at 16 years.
It is sometimes possible for pupils to join us in other age groups and mid-year where there is availability.
On Thursday 18 January, we will be assessing boys and girls in current Year 4 and 5 for entry to September’s Year 5 and 6.
Please contact the relevant Admissions Registrar to discuss your options with us.
Please fill in one of our online enquiry forms to register your interest in Bolton School and to tell us about your child. A Registrar will send you a link to a digital prospectus as well as information about forthcoming open events and admissions:
The best way to find out more is to Visit Us: we hold a wide range of Taster Days and Open Events throughout the academic year. You can also contact our Admissions Registrars to arrange a private tour of the School during Term time.
Download the application form for the area of Bolton School you would like your child to attend: