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  • Fundraising Star Milan is a Point of Light

    Milan Kumar in Year 4 has received a Points of Light award and congratulations from Prime Minister Boris Johnson following his...

  • Whistle-Stop Introduction to Personal Finance

    Financial Advisor and Old Boy Ross Taylor (Class of 2004) connected with Girls’ Division pupils in Year 11 via Zoom to give a...

  • Anna Receives Manchester City Squad Number

    Congratulation to Year 13 student Anna Phillips who has been given a squad number by the Manchester City Women’s team! She...

  • Local Poetry Competition Winners Announced

    On National Poetry Day in October of last year, poet Andrew McMillan, in conjunction with Bolton School Boys’ Division, launched...

  • Traditions Remain at Christmas Celebration

    Though the Junior Boys’ Christmas Celebration could not take place as usual in the Boys’ Division Great Hall, packed with an...

  • How the Junior Girls Brought Christmas

    The Junior Girls’ festive show this year brought audiences a filmed performance of ‘How the Grinch Stole Christmas’. Working with...

  • Girls Create Wonderful Christmas Cakes

    Y8 and Y9 pupils at Bolton School Girls’ Division have been busy creating some wonderful Christmas cakes ahead of the festive...

  • Pringle Bells Challenge Fills Festive Hampers

    Each year, enthusiastic pupils at Bolton School take part in the annual Urban Outreach Christmas Hamper Challenge to help others...

  • Christmas Festival is Live and Virtual

    There was no lessening of festive cheer and warmth as Bolton School Boys’ Division’s Christmas Festival went virtual this year....

  • Girls' Drive-in Carol Service

    In what has been a difficult and socially-distanced year, the Girls’ Division of Bolton School was determined to provide some...

  • Infant School Spreads Christmas Cheer

    Children and parents at Beech House, the Infant Department of Bolton School, have spent the past week collecting a huge haul of...

  • Travelling by Tuba as a Festive Treat

    As the end of term approached, all pupils at the Junior Girls’ School were treated to socially distanced and thoroughly enjoyable...

  • Girls’ Radio Play Documents the Rise of Women’s Football

    This year staff and pupils from Years 7, 8 and 9 of Bolton School Girls’ Division proved to be both creative and adaptive when...

  • Sanjana Wins Beat the Pathologist Competition

    Sanjana Patel, a Y12 student at Bolton School Girls’ Division, has won first prize in a ‘Beat the Pathologist’ competition...

  • It's a Wonderful School Production

    This year staff and pupils at Bolton School Boys’ Division had to be even more creative than usual when considering their annual...

  • Christmas Jumpers Help Local Charities

    Christmas Jumper Day saw Sixth Form students and staff bringing festive cheer to the corridors and classrooms at Bolton School...

  • New Science Coordinator for Bolton

    Mrs Kate Power, a former Head of Science from Our Lady’s Catholic High School, has been appointed to the new position of Science...

  • Life Advice from Old Boy

    Old Boy Simon Turner (Class of 1994) offered his life advice to pupils via Zoom. He studied Law at Magdalen College, Oxford, and...

  • Donations Spread Festive Cheer

    The staff, children and their families at Bolton School Nursery have been busy collecting a hoard of donations for a local...

  • Old Girl Talks Language Learning

    Old Girl Professor Sarah Mercer (Class of 1992) connected with Bolton School pupils via Zoom to speak about her experiences...

  • Y12 Boy’s 84km Run for Movember

    Harry McDermott, a Y12 student at Bolton School Boys’ Division, has run an impressive 84km in November for the men’s charity,...

  • Rosalyn at National Great Debate Final

    Rosalyn Harper in Year 13 last week represented Bolton School in the delayed national final of the Historical Association’s Great...

  • Victoria Becomes Bolton Deputy Youth MP

    Following local Youth MP elections and the recent departure of one of Bolton’s Youth MPs, Victoria Wong, a Y12 student at Bolton...

  • Prakruti Raises Funds for Free School Meals

    As part of her 8 year old birthday celebrations, Prakruti Padaki, a Y3 pupil at Bolton School Girls’ Division Junior School, has...

  • Amy Joins Lancs Junior Hockey Academy

    Congratulations to Girls’ Division pupil Amy Carter in Year 8, who has been selected to join the Lancashire Junior Academy Centre...

  • 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...

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