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Catch up with all the latest news stories as they happen around the campus.

  • National Football Training Camp Call for Lizzy

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    Senior Girls' News: Monday, 12 February 2018

    Lizzy Harkness, a Year 9 footballer at Bolton School Girls’ Division, has been selected to attend the upcoming FA National Performance Camp (NPC) at the University of Warwick at the end of the month. The camp is for players identified as having...

  • Town Team Successes for Cross Country Girls


    Senior Girls' News: Monday, 12 February 2018

    Congratulations go out to Blythe Cordwell (Y7) and Lucy Dixon (Y8) who both had impressive runs at the start of the month as members of the Bolton Town Cross Country Team at the Greater Manchester Championships held at Heaton Park. Blythe finished...

  • Unusual Options Reviewed on Specialist Careers Day

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    Friday, 09 February 2018

    Students in Years 11 and 12 in the Boys’ and Girls’ Divisions gained an insight into a host of specialist university courses and career options in a day arranged by the Careers Department. The two year groups could opt in to any number of sessions,...

  • Infants Enjoy an Enterprising Week


    Infants News: Friday, 09 February 2018

    Bolton School Infants in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 have enjoyed a fascinating week learning about a wide range of jobs whilst undertaking a range of activities aimed at developing skills which will be valued in the workplace. Over the course of...

  • Inter-School Quiz Competition Winners


    Senior Boys' News: Friday, 09 February 2018

    Seven boys in Year 9 and above recently accompanied Mrs Brace, Mr Cropper and Mr Humphrey to Bury Grammar School for the Annual Inter-school quiz competition.  An unfortunate late withdrawal through illness meant one of our two teams had to play...

  • Vaulting Final Reaches New Heights


    Senior Boys' News: Friday, 09 February 2018

    The grace, balance and courage of the eight Year 8 finalists in this year’s Bolton School Boys’ Division vaulting competition was, as ever, quite remarkable. Performing with nerves of steel in front of their entire year group, their Form Teachers...

  • First MFL SCITT Trainee Through Bolton School


    Senior Girls' News: Friday, 09 February 2018

    As Spring Half-term concludes, Steph Millar has become the first trainee teacher to pass through Bolton School Girls’ Division as part of a new national Modern Foreign Languages (MFL) School Centred Initial Teacher Training (SCITT) programme. The...

  • School Wins TES Community Initiative Award


    Thursday, 08 February 2018

    London, 8 February 2018: Bolton School has won the ‘Whole school community initiative of the year’ award at the prestigious Tes Independent School Awards 2018.  Local council cutbacks have been an unavoidable fact of life in this age of austerity,...

  • Passport to India for Languages Day


    Junior Girls' News: Thursday, 08 February 2018

    Pupils at the Junior Girls’ School absorbed the culture and languages of India during their annual Modern Foreign Languages (MFL) Day. The day was organised by Mrs Hornby, the Junior Girls’ MFL teacher, and Mrs Labbe. They also invited parents and...

  • Y7 Focus on Online Safety


    Senior Girls' News: Thursday, 08 February 2018

    Forms in Year 7 of Bolton School Girls' Division have been focusing on e-safety as part of their PSHEE programme. After discussion about the subject, girls were asked to produce a project in any format focused on online safety. Photgraphed here are...

  • Such Musical Talent in this School


    Junior Boys' News: Wednesday, 07 February 2018

    Expertly organised by Mrs Ives, Park Road’s annual Music Festival saw a large parental audience enjoy two days of intensive music-making. In a busy programme, a large number of Junior Boys from across all age groups impressed in a wide range of...

  • Chinese Pupils Enjoy Bolton School Visit


    Senior Boys' News: Wednesday, 07 February 2018

    Pupils from Bocai Boarding School, China enjoyed a taster morning at Bolton School! The children are in the UK for a few weeks visiting a number of schools across the region, with the intention that they will be submitting applications to North-West...

  • School Hosts Young Scientists Journal Conference

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    Senior Boys' News: Wednesday, 07 February 2018

    Bolton School Boys’ Division has hosted the first Northern Young Scientists Journal Conference, and the fifth conference overall. The Boys’ Division is also the first ever Young Scientists Journal (YSJ) hub school. The day brought together students...

  • Hesketh House Filled with Music for Festival

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    Junior Girls' News: Tuesday, 06 February 2018

    The annual Music Festival at Hesketh House once again allowed the Junior Girls to show off their talents in front of an appreciative audience. In addition, every pupil in the Junior Girls’ School was able to spend time as a member of the audience,...

  • Girls Chosen for Lancashire U13 Lacrosse Squads


    Senior Girls' News: Tuesday, 06 February 2018

    Having attended trials, nine girls from Bolton School Girls' Division have been chosen for Lancashire's A and B lacrosse squads who will play in the Northern Counties Tournament in a few weeks' time. Phoebe Chuck, Ella Brophy, Jasmine...

  • Celebrating 100 Years of the Vote

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    Senior Girls' News: Tuesday, 06 February 2018

    The Girls’ Division this week celebrated the centenary of the first women receiving the vote with a display in the library focusing on the Suffragettes. The eye-catching display including Emmeline Pankhurt’s autobiography, history books, novels...

  • Old Boy Explains Effects of Drug Abuse

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    Monday, 05 February 2018

    Old Boy Richard Garland returned to the Boys’ Division to talk to students in Year 13 about drugs and how they impact people’s lives. Richard has been a police officer for 25 years, has worked on drug investigations with organisations such as the UK...

  • Extra Lessons Benefit Lostock Mathematicians


    Senior Girls' News: Monday, 05 February 2018

    Ten aspiring Year 6 mathematicians at Lostock Primary School have had their learning bolstered by attending after school classes with Bolton School Girls’ Division Senior School Maths teachers, Mr Wrigley and Miss Doran.  The extra tuition,...

  • County Swim Successes for Lucy


    Senior Girls' News: Monday, 05 February 2018

    Girls' Division pupil Lucy Dixon has been spending her weekends profitably at the Lancashire County Swimming Championships. Over the course of three weekends, the Year 8 pupil was winner of the Girls' U13 800m Freestyle and is now Lancashire County...

  • SHINE Inspires Year 5 Pupils


    Saturday, 03 February 2018

    Forty three Year 5 pupils from a dozen local primary schools are enjoying this year’s SHINE: Serious Fun on Saturday programme at Bolton School. The project, which runs over the course of the Spring Term on Saturday mornings in the Girls' and Boys'...

  • Night Safe Donation from Blackburn House


    Senior Boys' News: Friday, 02 February 2018

    Pupils from Blackburn House in the Boys’ Division of Bolton School have donated over 500 unwanted Christmas gifts and toiletries to Night Safe, a charity helping young homeless people in the  Blackburn area. Members from the House Leadership Team...

  • Tickets Available for The Tempest Joint Production

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    Thursday, 01 February 2018

    William Shakespeare’s The Tempest is Bolton School’s Joint Production for 2018, and tickets are now on sale. The show will run from Wednesday 14 until Saturday 17 March 2017, with each performance at 7.00pm in the Arts Centre. On a distant island a...

  • Magical Lessons for Harry Potter Day

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    Thursday, 01 February 2018

    Bolton School was transformed into Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry for magical ‘lessons’ to celebrate Harry Potter Book Night. Pupils were sorted into the four Hogwarts Houses and competed for House Points. As the theme for this year’s...

  • Paddington Inspires Young Writers

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    Junior Girls' News: Thursday, 01 February 2018

    Paddington Bear’s adventures in this year’s Marks and Spencer Christmas advert inspired a Writing Competition at the Junior Girls’ School, organised by the Library. Pupils were asked to write a letter from Paddington to his Aunt Lucy: they could...

  • Junior and Intermediate Swim Teams are Town Champions

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    Senior Girls' News: Wednesday, 31 January 2018

    Bolton School Girls’ Division Junior and Intermediate Swim Teams have been crowned town champions after triumphing in the town swimming gala held earlier this week at Bolton One.  The Junior squad (Lucy Dixon, Caitlin Nuttall, Lucy Sackville, Kiana...

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