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Bolton School News

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

  • Eloquence for English Speaking Board

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    Junior Girls' News: Tuesday, 10 July 2018

    In Year 6, pupils at the Junior Girls' School take part in English Speaking Board (ESB) examinations, which promote and assess excellence in public speaking. Click the links below to watch a selection of presentations, poem recitations and book...

  • Boys’ Colourful and Accomplished Aladdin Production


    Junior Boys' News: Monday, 09 July 2018

    After months of preparation, Junior Boys at Bolton School have delivered a stunning three night-run of Aladdin. The audience was transported to Agrabah and the large-scale production, showcasing demanding roles and fantastic singing, opened with the...

  • Boys' Sponsored Walk to Raise Thousands


    Senior Boys' News: Monday, 09 July 2018

    Close to six hundred boys from Bolton School Boys' Division Senior School undertook a 10 mile sponsored walk in sweltering conditions to raise funds for a wide range of worthwhile causes including Boot out Breast Cancer, The Woodland Trust, The...

  • Celebration for Y7 and Y8 Girls


    Senior Girls' News: Monday, 09 July 2018

    Pupils in Years 7 and 8 from Bolton School Girls’ Division joined with teachers and parents to celebrate their successful year at a joyous end of term evening of readings, poetry and music. Headmistress, Sue Hincks, commended the girls, telling...

  • Sixth Form Girls Rise to Chemistry Challenge


    Sixth Form Girls' News: Monday, 09 July 2018

    Year 12 students from Bolton School Girls’ Division have enjoyed success at the recent Cambridge Lower Sixth Challenge in Chemistry. The event aims to stretch and challenge students interested in the subject and provides an excellent experience for...

  • Town Steps Back in Time


    Sunday, 08 July 2018

    The Levels (playing fields) of Bolton School have witnessed some competitive clashes over the years but nothing quite like this as dozens of pikemen, musketeers and drummers re-enacted “The Storming of Bolton” which took place during the English...

  • School Shortlisted for MEN Secondary School of the Year Award


    Friday, 06 July 2018

    Senior staff and pupils from both the Girls' Division and Boys' Division were delighted to attend the MEN School Awards ceremony at the Manchester Hilton on Deansgate. The School was one of three schools that made it to the final in the Secondary...

  • Supporting Moorlands Fire Fighters

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    Infants News: Friday, 06 July 2018

    In light of the recent wildfires on Winter Hill, Beech House staff, pupils and their families decided to show their support and thanks to the Emergency Services and Armed Forces. Crews tackling the moorland fires have appealed for a variety of...

  • Community Action Programme Commended


    Thursday, 05 July 2018

    Mr Barry Dixon, Deputy Lieutenant of Greater Manchester, has commended the Bolton School Community Action plan and the great breadth of volunteering that students commit to each year. Mr Dixon, who gave the keynote presentation at this year’s...

  • Reading Celebrated at Fiction Award Ceremony

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    Wednesday, 04 July 2018

    Six authors and more than seven hundred pupils enjoyed a morning of celebrating reading before the announcement of the 2018 Bolton Children’s Fiction Award winners. Bolton School hosted the Award Ceremony and a morning of sessions with all six of...

  • Former Pupil Consecrated as the New Bishop of Lancaster


    Wednesday, 04 July 2018

    The Rt Rev. Dr Jill Duff, a former Bolton School pupil, has become the new Bishop of Lancaster. She was Consecrated at York Minster on June 29, before her Installation Service - the formal welcome to her new Diocese - took place at Blackburn...

  • Year 6 Raises Money for 15 Charities

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    Junior Girls' News: Wednesday, 04 July 2018

    The Junior Girls’ Charity Afternoon was once again a bustling occasion. Pupils in Years 3, 4 and 5 enjoyed the glorious sunny weather while browsing the stalls around the playground before deciding where to spend their pocket money and which...

  • Y8 Girls are Town Rounders Champions


    Sports News And Results: Tuesday, 03 July 2018

    The Bolton School Girls' Division Year 8 rounders team became Bolton Town Champions on Tuesday.The girls were undefeated in the group stages of their competition following wins against Thornleigh, Turton, St James’ and Rivington and went through to...

  • Girls Perform ‘Alice the Musical’

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    Junior Girls' News: Tuesday, 03 July 2018

    The Junior Girls’ Summer Concert transported the audience to Wonderland. Pupils performed ‘Alice the Musical’, a retelling of ‘Alice in Wonderland’ by Lewis Carroll packed with memorable poems and songs. Eva Hurst, Sienna White and Jennah Kideer...

  • Bronze Medal in Free Skating for Hollie


    Sports News And Results: Monday, 02 July 2018

    As June drew to a close, Hollie Asquith in Year 8 competed in her second British Championships of the year, this time in a different discipline: free skating. She skated a three-minute programme including double jumps, axles, and camel spins. She...

  • Primary Engineer’s Leadership Award for Ollie


    Junior Boys' News: Monday, 02 July 2018

    Y6 pupil Ollie Evans from Bolton School Junior Boys’ School collected the prestigious Primary Engineer’s Leaders Award for his invention, the ‘Ollie Cap’ which he designed with his grandmother in mind. The ingenious cap facilitates easy hair-washing...

  • Wigan House Walks 200km for Charity

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    Senior Boys' News: Monday, 02 July 2018

    Pupils in Wigan House have collectively walked four times the length of Dominica, or 200km, to raise money for charity. Boys in all Senior School year groups took part in the fundraising effort by gathering sponsorship and spending their House...

  • Boys in Port Sunlight Takeover


    Sunday, 01 July 2018

    Bolton School Boys’ Division pupils from Years 7 to 13 took part in a museum takeover day entitled The Leverhulme Festival at Port Sunlight on the Wirral, the model workers’ village created by the School’s founder, Lord Leverhulme. Activities took...

  • School Supports Bolton Station Community Gala


    Saturday, 30 June 2018

    Bolton School Boys’ Division, which is part of the Bolton Station Development Partnership, provided actors, artists and musicians to entertain at the Bolton Station Community Gala, held at the town’s railway station and transport interchange. The...

  • Bolton School Nursery Celebrates 20 Years


    Nursery News: Saturday, 30 June 2018

    Children, staff and parents enjoyed a special Saturday morning party as Bolton School Nursery celebrated its twentieth birthday! There were traditional children’s games, a raffle and lots of lovely treats as guests enjoyed al fresco festivities...

  • Local Pupils Enjoy Civil War Education Days

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    Friday, 29 June 2018

    Bolton School has hosted two Civil War Education Days for local pupils in Years 5, 6 and 7. These exciting opportunities to learn more about the English Civil War precede the re-enactment of the Storming of Bolton which will take place in School...

  • Traditional Sports Day Fun

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    Sports News And Results: Friday, 29 June 2018

    The Junior Girls’ Sports Day took place in brilliant sunshine. Pupils competed in a range of sporting activities in the hopes of earning points for their House: Buttermere, Grasmere, Rydal, Ullswater or Windermere. In addition to sprint races,...

  • Congratulations and Advice at Prizegiving

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    Thursday, 28 June 2018

    This year was “the hottest Prizegiving on record”, according to the Headmaster’s welcome. With the summer sunshine streaming in through the windows, the prizes were presented and address given by Old Boy Mr Stuart Brooks CMG (1956-1966), who spent...

  • Nursery Leavers Celebrate Memories

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    Nursery News: Thursday, 28 June 2018

    Children in the Butterfly Room at Bolton School’s Nursery who will join “big school” in September celebrated their many happy memories and achievements. Parents, grandparents and other family members were invited to join them at a Leavers’ Assembly,...

  • Ice Maidens Ask What’s Your Antarctica?

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    Wednesday, 27 June 2018

    Two members of the Ice Maiden expedition, the first all-female team to ski coast to coast across Antarctica using only muscle power, visited Bolton School to talk about their polar experience. Major Sandy Hennis and Lance Sergeant Sophie Montagne...

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