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Chairman's Message

Welcome to the Old Girls' Association website. From here you can read about upcoming Old Girl events, view pictures from recent events, and find out more about the School, Association and Old Girls. 

I have actively been involved in School life for a long time. I joined the Girls' Division in 1970 and enjoyed seven very happy years there. As a parent, I wanted my children to have the same quality of education that I had received and subsequently I sent all three of my daughters to Bolton School - all are now Old Girls! I have been a member of the Old Girls' Association Committee for several years, alongside being the Chairman of the Girls' Division Parents' Association, and I was honoured to be asked to be the Chairman of the Old Girls' Association after Jean Howarth's term finished in June 2010. 

The Old Girls' Association is a very active and fun organisation. Every year the Association hosts numerous reunions, dinners, and social events both in School and across the nation. These are very enjoyable occasions, which attract a large gathering and are a great opportunity to catch-up with old friends and make new ones. If you have never been to one of these before, I strongly recommend you try one. A full diary of upcoming events can be viewed here

The Association publishes two Newsletters each year, in March and September, which are packed full of news from Old Girls and of School. To read the latest version of the newsletter please click here. If you would like to contribute to this please feel free to send your articles, news and photographs to development@boltonschool.org.uk 

The Girls' Division ethos has always been, 'much is required of those to whom much is given', and the Old Girls' Association works hard to raise money for several charities as well as for the Bolton School Bursary Fund. Our most recent event, a Christmas Food Festival, raised over £600 for Bolton Hospice. 

Through the Association I have had the opportunity to meet many other Old Girls and it is always fascinating to hear their school stories and what they have gone on to achieve after they left. I hope that in the coming months and years I can catch-up with those I have already met and meet many more of you. 

Laura Henthorn (1970-77)

Laura Henthorn

Laura Henthorn, Chairman of the Old Girls' Association