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Bolton School News

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

  • Future Entrepreneurs Pitch Creative Ideas

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    Senior Girls' News: Thursday, 24 May 2018

    The Parents’ Association Future Entrepreneurs (PAFE) competition has returned for the second year. Girls in Year 9 were challenged to come up with a product to help Year 6 pupils to transition to secondary school, with a focus on mental health and...

  • Juniors Discover the World of Work

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    Wednesday, 23 May 2018

    Junior Boys’ and Junior Girls’ School pupils in Year 6 thoroughly enjoyed the annual Careers Carousel. The boys walked over to Hesketh House to spend the afternoon in joint sessions with the girls, learning more about different job options and...

  • ISM Silver Music Certificate is Reward for GCSE Success

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    Senior Boys' News: Wednesday, 23 May 2018

    Bolton School Boys’ Division has been awarded the Incorporated Society of Musicians (ISM)/ISM Trust’s Silver Certificate. This means that more than 15% of all the school’s GCSE students achieved an A* to C in GCSE music and it places the School in...

  • Careers Revealed to Year 8


    Tuesday, 22 May 2018

    Pupils in Year 8 spent the morning learning more about a variety of different career options from visiting professionals. The speakers included two Old Girls: Rachel Crompton and Amanda Valentine, who is now a Governor of the School. Both Old Girls...

  • Boys and Girls Compete in BCFA Voting

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    Monday, 21 May 2018

    In recent weeks, pupils across Bolton have been voting for their favourite book shortlisted for the Bolton Children’s Fiction Award 2018, which is decided entirely by young readers. Children who have read three or more of the six books on the...

  • ISM Silver Certificate Marks GCSE Music Success


    Senior Girls' News: Monday, 21 May 2018

    Bolton School Girls’ Division has been awarded the Incorporated Society of Musicians (ISM)/ISM Trust’s Silver Certificate. This means that more than 15% of all the school’s GCSE students achieved an A* to C in GCSE music. In its third year, the...

  • Bolton School Celebrates Royal Wedding


    Friday, 18 May 2018

    Children at Bolton School celebrated the royal wedding in style one day early. Children in the Nursery and Nursery Class held a ‘Princes and Princesses’ day: some of the children came dressed up as royals, while others wore the colours of the UK and...

  • An Audience with Father of Fitness Ken Heathcote

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    Wednesday, 16 May 2018

    Addressing an audience in Bolton School Arts’ Centre, eighty two year old local fitness fanatic Ken Heathcote told of his amazing life spent in the fitness industry, pioneering the first commercial gyms, laying the foundations for UK Active, helping...

  • Alumni and Students Support GB Water Polo

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    Sports News And Results: Monday, 14 May 2018

    The Great Britain Men’s U19 Water Polo team has qualified for this summer’s European Championships for the first time in a decade, with four players on the team who have a connection to Bolton School. Year 13 student Harrison Barker-Smith and alumni...

  • England Selection for NW U11 Champion Gymnast

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    Sports News And Results: Monday, 14 May 2018

    Year 5 pupil Dinburgh Ai has been titled the Under 11 North-West Champion following a successful competition. She has also been offered a place on the English Squad for 2017-2018.

  • Children’s Charity to Benefit from Fun Run

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    Sixth Form Boys' News: Monday, 14 May 2018

    The annual Sixth Form Boys’ charity Fun Run took place in glorious sunshine on the Levels. Boys donned an array of unusual attire and made their way around the course three times to raise money for Wipe Your Tears. Dylan Feingold in Year 13, who is...

  • Showstopper Final for Bolton School Bake Off

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    Senior Girls' News: Friday, 11 May 2018

    The 2018 Bolton School Bake Off was bigger than ever. As so many pupils took part in previous years, the School decided to hold not one but two competitions: one for Year 7 pupils and one for girls in Years 8 and 9, running on alternate...

  • Staff Member’s Premier League Cycle Challenge

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    Thursday, 10 May 2018

    A member of BSS Leisure staff has completed a charity cycle challenge which saw him visit all twenty Premier League clubs by pedal-power. Mr Pete Lambert started in Newcastle and cycled 840 miles in just nine days, from 21 to 30 April, to finish his...

  • Football Festivals Fun for Primary Pupils

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    Sports News And Results: Thursday, 10 May 2018

    Teams from more than 50 local primary schools flooded the pitches at Bolton School to take part in the annual Football Festivals. The non-competitive Year 3-4 event took place on Tuesday and was followed by the Year 5-6 tournaments on Thursday. The...

  • African Drumming Workshop

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    Junior Boys' News: Thursday, 10 May 2018

    Pupils in Year 4 enjoyed African Drumming Workshops with Mr Ian Bamford. He brought with him a number of large djembes so that the boys could learn how to play. The two Year 4 classes spent an hour in the Hall discovering more about different...

  • School Musicians Perform at Parish Church

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    Tuesday, 08 May 2018

    On Tuesday 8 May, eight musicians from the Bolton School Foundation performed to a very appreciative audience at Bolton Parish Church as part of the church’s lunchtime concert series. The repertoire performed ranged from a reflective Chopin piano...

  • History Lesson in Founders and Benefactors Assembly


    Tuesday, 08 May 2018

    The Bank Holiday, Monday 7 May, was the anniversary of the death of Lord Leverhulme, who died in 1925. Marking the occasion, in what has now become an annual event, Headmaster Mr Philip Britton gave an insight into the history of Bolton School in...

  • Thirteenth Consecutive National Water Polo Title


    Sports News And Results: Tuesday, 08 May 2018

    The U18s water polo team at Bolton School Boys’ Division was commended this morning by Headmaster Philip Britton, who awarded them their national cup in a full assembly. It is the thirteenth consecutive national English Schools’ Swimming Association...

  • Wanted: Trainee Teachers of Modern Languages

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    Friday, 04 May 2018

    The National Modern Foreign Languages SCITT  (School-centred Initial Teacher Training) as well as the National Maths and Physics SCITT are at the forefront of a DfE initiative to spearhead subject specific teacher training on a national basis in...

  • May Serenade Celebrates Musical Talents


    Thursday, 03 May 2018

    The May Serenade is traditionally the last whole school musical event in the Girls’ Division calendar each year, and never fails to be an occasion of outstanding performances. The programme was filled with a selection of choral, instrumental and...

  • Visiting the Terracotta Warriors

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    Junior Boys' News: Wednesday, 02 May 2018

    Pupils in all year groups at the Junior Boys’ School made the most of the rare opportunity to see the famous Terracotta Warriors while they are being exhibited at the World Museum in Liverpool. This is the first time in almost ten years that this...

  • Year 10 Learn Leadership with the Army


    Senior Boys' News: Wednesday, 02 May 2018

    Boys’ Division pupils in Year 10 enjoyed a challenging morning with the Army North West Outreach Team as they worked on their leadership and teamwork skills. Pupils were put through their paces on a variety of ‘Command Tasks’ which have been...

  • Pupils View Soyuz Space Craft at MOSI

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    Senior Girls' News: Wednesday, 02 May 2018

    Girls’ Division pupils in Year 8 and Year 10 visited Manchester’s Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI) to take a closer look at Tim Peake’s Soyuz TMA-19M descent module, which he used to return to Earth in 2016. This was the highlight of the day...

  • Poetic Inspiration from Simon Armitage


    Senior Girls' News: Wednesday, 02 May 2018

    Simon Armitage, poet, playwright, novelist, Professor of Poetry at Oxford University and one of the country’s most feted contemporary writers inspired young and old alike at Bolton School Girls' Division with his wry humour, insightful reflections...

  • Musketeer Discusses English Civil War

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    Tuesday, 01 May 2018

    Pupils studying History at GCSE and A Level were given a fascinating insight into the English Civil War from the point of view of a musketeer in the Earl of Manchester’s Regiment. An actor inhabited the part of ‘Obadiah Watt’ in full costume and...

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