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  • Return of a British Weightlifting Champion

    Just one day after winning Gold in the England Seniors’ British Weightlifting Championship, held at Milton Keynes, former pupil...

  • Oxford Place for Linguist

    Emily Manock will be heading to Oxford University after achieving top grades of A*A*A*AB in her A Level examinations. She will...

  • School Integral in England EU Nations Water Polo Win

    Current pupil Harrison Barker-Smith and recent leaver Ben Ray helped the England U21 Water Polo Team win the EU Nations'...

  • Drugs Education from Returning Pharmacists

    Former pupils Alex Quayle, who left Bolton School in 2009, and Thorrun Govind, who finished in 2010, returned as practising...

  • Service of Remembrance Recalls Passchendaele

    The Girls’ Division came together to remember those who have lost their lives in conflict in a Service of Remembrance. They were...

  • Insights from Old Boy who is Chairman of Freegle

    Edward Hibbert, an Old Boy who attended Beech House Infant School the Junior Boys’ School at Park Road, returned to Bolton School...

  • Ralf Little to give 45th Tillotson Lecture

    Bolton School Boys’ Division Great Hall,Wednesday 29th November 2017, 7.00pm Refreshments served in the Riley Centre after the...

  • School Launches Community Theatre Project

    As part of their 2017/18 School Residency Programme, RoughHouse Theatre will develop a brand new piece of verbatim theatre about...

  • Celebration of School Life at Presentation Evening

    The Girls’ Division Great Hall was filled with students, family members, staff and friends for the annual Presentation Evening....

  • A Celebration of Water Polo and a Career

    Back in 1986 when Trevor Pledger first joined Bolton School Boys’ Division he hoped to “improve water polo”; 31 years on and with...

  • Technology Entrepreneur Gives Prizegiving Address

    The Great Hall was filled with an audience of parents, family members, staff and current pupils for the annual Prizegiving, which...

  • Old Girl Caroline Receives OBE

    Caroline Plumb (1986-1996) has been awarded an OBE in the Queen’s 90th Birthday Honours list for her services to Business and...

  • Advice on Student Life from Recent Leavers

    Boys and Girls from the graduating Bolton School Sixth Form Classes of 2016 returned to their alma mater to offer real world...

  • Media Career Under the Spotlight

    Year 9 boys at Bolton School enjoyed an inspiring enrichment lecture from former pupil Michael Lodmore who has spent a lifetime...

  • Leavers’ Introduction to Alumni Network

    On their last day in School before Study Leave and the start of their A Level examinations, the Year 13 boys attended a...

  • Old Boy Delivers Investment Banking Lesson

    Year 13 Economics and Business Studies students from Bolton School Boys’ Division enjoyed an insight into the world of investment...

  • Old Boltonians Win the Lancashire FA Cup

    In front of a good number of their supporters, including Bolton School Boys' Division Headmaster Philip Britton and OBA President...

  • Inspiration from WAGGGS Chair

    Old Girl Nicola Grinstead returned to Bolton School to speak to Girls’ Division Sixth Form students about her experiences and...

  • Old Boy’s Flying Visit

    Former pupil Jason Appleton, dropped in, literally, to Bolton School as he paid a flying visit which was enjoyed by pupils from...

  • A Lesson in Stress and Depression from Former Pupil

    After a lifetime in the NHS and working for the Ministry of Justice as a Consultant Adolescent Forensic Psychiatrist, Old Girl Dr...

  • Careers Carousel for Y9 Boys

    Boys in Year 9 of Bolton School Boys’ Division spent the afternoon on a careers carousel as part of the school’s innovative SPACE...

  • Technology Assists Alumni Talks

    Technology allowed two Old Boys to connect with current Boys’ Division students. Rob Dobson and Adam Crook used Skype and...

  • Dance Club Supports Former Member's Fundraising

    Old Boy James Dunne started dancing six years ago at the School’s Strictly Dance Club run by Mrs Fielding. After leaving Bolton...

  • Professions Explored on NHS Careers Day

    An NHS Careers Day allowed pupils in Years 10 to 13 to explore the varied and interesting roles available within the NHS,...

  • Pupils Face Grandmaster in Simultaneous Chess Match

    Old Boy and chess grandmaster Nigel Short returned to Bolton School to meet the new crop of chess enthusiasts at his former...

  • Carousel of Careers Advice for Boys

    Pupils in Year 9 of Bolton School Boys’ Division spent the afternoon on a careers carousel as part of the school’s innovative...

  • Old Boy Discusses Dangers of Alcohol

    Old Boy Julian Butterworth attended Bolton School from 1981 to 1990. He returned to the Boys’ Division to talk to Year 13...

  • Ralf Little's Unimportant Opinions

    Actor, writer and former pupil Ralf Little, who left Bolton School in 1998, returned to his alma mater to deliver a humorous and...

  • Best A Level Results in Recent Years for Both Divisions

    Girls' Division With 54.5% of all papers graded at A* or A, pupils at the Girls’ Division of Bolton School have recorded the...

  • Jonny Ashton

    Freelance Documentary Director Jonny Ashton (1998-2005) was part of the victorious production team whose programme Celebrity...

  • BBC Features Old Girl Astrophysicist

    Old Girl Dr Becky Smethurst (Class of 2008) and her YouTube channel have been featured on the BBC News. Dr Smethurst is a Junior...

  • Old Boy Discusses Reality of Medical Career

    Old Boy Mobeen Qureshi returned to Bolton School to talk to students interested in a career in medicine about his experiences of...

  • Book Tells the Story of Bolton School Girls’ Division

    Eric Fairweather, Archivist at Bolton School, has written a new book which charts the chronological history of Bolton School...

  • Insight into Realities of Law Career

    Old Boy Jarlath Pratt returned to Bolton School to talk to students in Year 13 about his career in law. He attended the Boys’...

  • Old Boy Explains Effects of Drug Abuse

    Old Boy Richard Garland returned to the Boys’ Division to talk to students in Year 13 about drugs and how they impact people’s...

  • School Receives Corporate Heraldry Award

    Following an application prepared and submitted by Old Boy Malcolm Howe (1948-1956), Bolton School has been awarded the Heraldry...

  • Discovering the World of Work

    Boys’ Division students in Year 12 learned more about careers options on a ‘World of Work’ morning arranged by the Careers...

  • Old Girl Announced as Next Bishop of Lancaster

    Dr Jill Duff, an Old Girl of Bolton School, has been chosen to be the next Anglican Suffragan Bishop of Lancaster. She will be...

  • Civil War to be Reenacted at Bolton School

    Cannon will fire, drums will sound, and swords will clash as schoolchildren from across Bolton get the chance to go back in time...

  • Words of Wisdom from Old Boy Peter

    After twenty five years of “great fun” in technology and the financial services industry, former pupil Peter Richards (1969-1975)...

  • Old Boy's Royal Appointment

    Former pupil, former President of the Old Boltonians’ Association and current Executive Governor, Roger Gould heads off to London...

  • A Lesson in Conflict Resolution

    Sixth Form girls at Bolton School enjoyed an instructive PSHEE session on dealing with difficult situations and resolving...

  • Advice on Dealing with Stress and Depression

    Former pupil Dr Lynne Daly (1965-1973) delivered a very useful PSHEE lesson to Y11 girls, offering them advice and techniques for...

  • Celebration of Duke of Edinburgh Achievements

    The annual Joint Duke of Edinburgh Awards Ceremony took place this week, giving family members and staff an opportunity to...

  • Cowgills Discusses Apprenticeship Options

    Representatives from local accountants and business advisors Cowgill Holloway visited students in the Sixth Form to discuss their...

  • Juniors Discover the World of Work

    Junior Boys’ and Junior Girls’ School pupils in Year 6 thoroughly enjoyed the annual Careers Carousel. The boys walked over to...

  • Careers Revealed to Year 8

    Pupils in Year 8 spent the morning learning more about a variety of different career options from visiting professionals. The...

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