"Park Road shaped young minds to uphold the virtues of self discipline, self sufficiency, determination, fair play and self belief without arrogance."

Phillip Taylor, Former Pupil

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News of Former Pupils

We regularly share interesting news stories and updates from Old Boys and Old Girls. If you have any news you would like us to feature, please contact the Development Office.

Ralf Little's Unimportant Opinions


Actor, writer and former pupil Ralf Little, who left Bolton School in 1998, returned to his alma mater to deliver a humorous and instructive 45th Tillotson Lecture. Entitling the presentation “Reflecting on a 20 Year Career in the Arts” or “Ralf Litt...
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Carousel of Careers Advice for Boys


Pupils in Year 9 of Bolton School Boys’ Division spent the afternoon on a careers carousel as part of the school’s innovative SPACE programme. A range of industry professionals, two of them Old Boys of the school, spoke about their fields of work and...
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School Integral in England EU Nations Water Polo Win

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Current pupil Harrison Barker-Smith and recent leaver Ben Ray helped the England U21 Water Polo Team win the EU Nations' Tournament held at Manchester Aquatics over the weekend of 18 and 19 November. Old Boy Ben Riding should also have joined the squ...
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Drugs Education from Returning Pharmacists


Former pupils Alex Quayle, who left Bolton School in 2009, and Thorrun Govind, who finished in 2010, returned as practising Pharmacists to deliver a practical and insightful lecture on drugs to the whole of Boys’ Division Year 12. Alex as a Practice ...
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Service of Remembrance Recalls Passchendaele

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The Girls’ Division came together to remember those who have lost their lives in conflict in a Service of Remembrance. They were joined by Old Girls who returned to the School for this solemn occasion. In particular, Headmistress Sue Hincks commemor...
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Ralf Little to give 45th Tillotson Lecture

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Bolton School Boys’ Division Great Hall,Wednesday 29th November 2017, 7.00pm Refreshments served in the Riley Centre after the event Old Boy, actor, writer and semi-professional footballer Ralf Little will give this year’s Tillotson Lecture. Ralf ...
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Insights from Old Boy who is Chairman of Freegle

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Edward Hibbert, an Old Boy who attended Beech House Infant School the Junior Boys’ School at Park Road, returned to Bolton School to talk to Sixth Form students about “How not to get rich”! Edward is now the chairman of the board of Freegle and his t...
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School Launches Community Theatre Project

Mass Observation Project Roughhouse Theatre

As part of their 2017/18 School Residency Programme, RoughHouse Theatre will develop a brand new piece of verbatim theatre about Boltonians, played by Boltonians, with material generated by the School community and the wider Bolton community. Using t...
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Celebration of School Life at Presentation Evening

Presentation Evening

The Girls’ Division Great Hall was filled with students, family members, staff and friends for the annual Presentation Evening. This year’s guest speaker was Ingrid Murray, an Old Girl who has built a stellar career as an entrepreneur and consultant....
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Charity Bike Ride Marks Passing

Charity bike ride for When You Wish Upon a Star

Former classmates from Bolton School are reuniting for a charity bike ride that marks the tragic passing of Jonny Sharples and Danny Harrison, who died in a car crash ten years ago. Since this tragic accident, the Sharples family has selflessly campa...
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