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The Leverhulme Trust to fund Sixth Form students
Bolton School is celebrating having secured further bursary funding from The Leverhulme Trust. The money will be used to help pay the full tuition fees of eight students each year. The money is in addition to that already given by the trust to help fund the education of 11-16 year olds at the School.
The School's Clerk & Treasurer said: "We are absolutely delighted to receive this extra funding from The Leverhulme Trust. I believe there is no better investment than in the education of a young person and this money will help make a difference to someone's life. This funding allows us to further our aim of offering a Bolton School education to any worthy boy or girl, irrespective of parental income. Our bursary awards are made on the basis of academic achievement and calculated by reference to parental means, such that higher awards, and sometimes full awards, can be made to lower income families."
The School has strong and historic links with The Leverhulme Trust. The trust was founded by the First Viscount Leverhulme, who also re-endowed Bolton School in 1913. His funding allowed for the amalgamation of Bolton Grammar School for Boys with the Bolton High School for Girls to create Bolton School (Girls' Division and Boys' Division). The two schools came together to be known as Bolton School and work began on erecting a new building on today's campus in 1915.