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Bolton School News

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

  • Top-Ranked Swimmer Joins England Camp

    Year 11 pupil Lucy Dixon was recently selected for the Swim England National Event Camp 2020, which is aimed at the highest...

  • It's A Wonderful Life - Bookings Now Open

    The Boys' Division's festive production, a stage adaptation of the Frank Capra favourite, It's a Wonderful Life, will air on...

  • A Spot of Fundraising for Children in Need

    The Junior Girls wore their own clothes and lots of Pudsey accessories in exchange for bringing in donations for Children in...

  • Five Join Regional Lacrosse Academy

    In October, a number of Girls’ Division pupils from Year 9 trialled for the Regional Academy Lacrosse Programme. This is a...

  • Thunderous Success for Netballers

    Three pupils in the Girls’ Division have been selected to join the Under 13 Manchester Thunder Netball Academy of Excellence....

  • Theme of Hope at a Time of Remembrance

    Pupils and staff at Bolton School Girls’ Division marked Remembrance Day with a socially distanced assembly. The event was...

  • We All Stand Together at Remembrance Assembly

    Boys watched from classrooms, some watched from home, and Old Boys tuned in from around the world as this year’s Remembrance Day...

  • Act of Remembrance Brings School Together

    Remembrance Day at Bolton School brought the whole school community together. Though the events themselves were virtual and...

  • School Links with Greater Manchester's Bursary Foundation

    Earlier this year, Bolton School began working in partnership with The Bursary Foundation, a charity which works to...

  • Institute of Physics Medal for Dr Smethurst

    Former Bolton School Girls’ Division pupil Dr Becky Smethurst has been awarded the Institute of Physics’ 2020 Mary Somerville...

  • Old Girl Beats Indoor Triathlon World Record

    On the 1st of November, Emily Varley, who left Bolton School in 2012, raced against the clock to beat the Official Guinness World...

  • Harvest Collection to Benefit Local Families

    The Girls’ Division of Bolton School has donated 60 crates of food to the town’s Urban Outreach campaign. Dave Bagley, its Chief...

  • Tribute to Much-Loved Maths Teacher

    Miss Margaret Dickinson, who taught Maths in the Girls’ Division for 34 years before her retirement in 2006, sadly died earlier...

  • Tillotson Lecture To Virtually Discuss Covid

    Bolton School Boys’ Division’s Tillotson Lecture will, for the first ever time, be staged virtually, on Monday 23 November...

  • 24 Miles in 24 Hours for Cancer Research UK

    Sixth Form students Daniel Bentham and Piers Skeels-Caldwell raised £5,000 for charity with an endurance challenge that saw them...

  • Old Boy Becomes Bolton News Editor

    Old Boy Steve Thompson (Class of 1998) has been appointed regional editor for Newsquest Lancashire/Greater Manchester, which...

  • Student's Portrait Wins Art Competition

    A portrait by Sixth Form student Emilie Fielding has been named a winner in The Horsfall’s 2020 Art Competition. The competition,...

  • School's Urban Outreach Donation

    Dave Bagley of Urban Outreach is a regular visitor to Bolton School as he collects food items, particularly at Harvest and...

  • National Children’s Orchestra Appointment

    Mr Ian Forgrieve, who is Head of Instrumental Studies at Bolton School Boys’ Division, has been appointed to the Music Advisory...

  • Boys Earn Black Belts for Reading Books

    Three Junior Boys at Bolton School earned ‘Black Belts’ in reading during the spring and summer lockdown. Milan Kumar in Year 4...

  • Re-visioning Poetry: A Workshop and Competition for Bolton Schools

    On National Poetry Day, poet Andrew McMillan, in conjunction with Bolton School Boys’ Division, has launched a poetry workshop...

  • Adventures at the Anderton Centre

    Year 2 visited the Anderton Centre and had a wonderful time. Although the weather was against them, the children battled through...

  • Black Lives Matter – An Update on the School's Response

    In June 2020, in the wake of the global discussion sparked by the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement, a group of Alumni and other...

  • How to Make a Difference for Good

    Earlier this week, Philip Britton, Headmaster of the Boys’ Division at Bolton School, gave the traditional Leverhulme Birthday...

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