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  • Birthday Gift for Bolton Hospice

    For his ninth birthday, Year 4 pupil Brody Shum asked his family and friends to make charitable donations instead of giving him...

  • Pupils Become Poets for a Day

    Pupils at Hesketh House celebrated National Poetry Day with a special assembly on the theme of Truth. All pupils in school...

  • School Backs AdventureSmart.UK

    Bolton School and Patterdale Hall, its outdoor adventure learning centre based in the Lake District, is now a supporting partner...

  • Cambodian Adventure on World Challenge

    A team of 15 Sixth Form girls travelled to Cambodia over the summer holidays on a World Challenge expedition. This ‘trip of a...

  • Foundation Joins World's Biggest Coffee Morning

    Pupils, parents and staff from across the Bolton School Foundation raised funds for Macmillan Cancer Support by joining in with...

  • Girls Are Regional Final Tennis Champions

    The 2018-19 tennis season for the Y10/Y11 team from Bolton School Girls' Division was a very successful one. In the AEGON Team...

  • Will Becomes National Trampolining Champion

    Will Fothergill, a Year 10 pupil at Bolton School Boys' Division, has become English trampolining champion (13-14 years category)...

  • Hedgehog Rescue at Hesketh House

    When an injured hedgehog limped on to the netball courts during a Year 5 PE lesson, pupils had the unexpected opportunity to...

  • Dhatri's Birthday Gift of Charity

    Year 5 pupil Dhatri Anil showed real compassion for others when she decided that for her 9th birthday she would ask her friends...

  • Hugely Worthwhile Medical Sciences Dinner

    The inaugural Medical Sciences Dinner, held at Bolton School and attended by former and current pupils proved a hugely popular...

  • Children Find Their Sea Legs On Pirate Week

    The Nursery held a week of pirate-themed activities to coincide with Talk Like A Pirate Day! Children were invited to dress up in...

  • Girls Excel in Young Film Academy

    Y10 pupils at Bolton School Girls’ Division took a day off timetable to throw themselves into a one-day Film School where they...

  • A Level PE Enrols Record Numbers

    Bolton School's A-Level PE course, now in its twelfth year, enrolled a record number of students this year. Head of PE in the...

  • UN Association Member Tells of Climate Change Crisis

    ‘The United Nations: Working to Save the Biosphere and Our Future’ a talk by Richard A Shirres, MSc (App.EnvSc), MICE, C...

  • Live Sketches Illustrate Author's Talk

    There was a buzz of excitement in the Great Hall as pupils in Years 5, 6 and 7 assembled to hear about ‘Guardians of Magic’, a...

  • African Adventure With Operation Wallacea

    This summer 28 boys and four members of staff travelled to South Africa for an unforgettable two-week expedition with Operation...

  • Girls Try Their BEST

    The whole of Year 12 in the Girls’ Division spent a day in workshops for the annual Business Enterprise and Skills Training...

  • Pupils Enjoy Challenge Whilst Considering Cyber Security Careers

    Students from both the Boys’ and Girls’ Divisions of Bolton School enjoyed a fascinating presentation from Emma Kirby of SANS, an...

  • New Shared Sports Surface Opens

    Pupils and members of the local community alike have been making the most of a new all-weather sports surface at Bolton School...

  • Samba Band Energise Participants at the Bubble Rush Run

    On Sunday 8 September, the Boys’ Division Samba Band performed at Bolton Hospice’s Bubble Rush fundraising event at Queen’s Park....

  • Unchanging Principles for Success

    The Great Hall was packed with present and former pupils, members of staff, parents and family as the Girls’ Division assembled...

  • Lancashire Success for Cricketing Boys

    Three recent leavers from Bolton School – Rehan Udwadia, Kurtis Watson and Joe Ball – have helped Lancashire U19s become country...

  • Boys Attain Best GCSE Results in Recent Years

    Pupils in Bolton School Boys’ Division have, once again, been celebrating an excellent crop of GCSE results. 97% of grades were...

  • Girls Set New GCSE Pass Rates

    Records were broken as Bolton School Girls’ Division pupils celebrated an excellent crop of GCSE results. Setting new pass rates,...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • A Level Celebration in the Boys’ Division

    Students, teachers and parents gathered at Bolton School Boys’ Division to celebrate an excellent crop of A level results. An...

  • Girls Celebrate Best Results in a Decade

    Students at Bolton School Girls’ Division celebrated the highest percentage of A*-B A level grades at the school since 2009....

  • New Sports Surface for School and Community

    Work is currently underway on a new all-weather sports surface at Bolton School. Work began on the synthetic turf pitch (stp)...

  • Butterflies Graduate from Nursery

    Bolton School Nursery held a graduation ceremony for the children in the Butterfly Room, who will be moving on to ‘big school’ in...

  • Niall is the MEN Student Teacher of the Year

    Niall Gaffney, who undertook his teacher training at Bolton School under the School Centred Initial Teacher Training programme...

  • Sports Fun for Y1 and Y2

    Y1 and Y2 children at Beech House were disappointed when poor weather meant their Sports Day was cancelled but they still managed...

  • Talented Cast Perform Wastelands

    Recent leaver Sam Warburton reviews this week’s performance of Wastelands. The production was performed for parents in the...

  • Pupils Present Tales of Hesketh House

    Parents and family members gathered in the Girls’ Division Great Hall to watch the Junior Girls’ Summer Concert, which this year...

  • Brownlow Fold Primary Enjoys Visit from Brass Group

    This year, Bolton School Boys' Division's Brass Group visited Brownlow Fold Primary School at the end of the summer term. The...

  • An Afternoon with an Astronaut

    Y7 Chemistry pupils from Sharples School Bolton, Haslingden High School, the Christian Fellowship School Liverpool and Merchant...

  • Girls Called Up for NW Water Polo Academy

    Bolton School Girls’ Division pupils Harriet Dickens (Y8), Olivia Melling (Y7) and Emily Whalley (Y7) have all been selected for...

  • Girls Celebrate Through African Adventure

    Pupils in Years 7 and 8 from Bolton School Girls’ Division took teachers and parents on ‘a journey across Africa’ as they...

  • Girls Develop Skills with Commando Joe’s

    Y10 girls enjoyed a productive session with Commando Joe’s as they developed problem-solving, teamworking, leadership and...

  • Unforgettable Night Celebrates McKellen’s 80th

    Pupils and former pupils of Bolton School enjoyed an unforgettable night performing in front of some of the finest actors Britain...

  • Lion King Production is the ‘Mane’ Event

    As the school year came to a close, the ‘mane’ event at the Junior Boys’ School was the highly anticipated Year 6 production of...

  • Old Boy Entrepreneur Assists DTE Projects

    Earlier in the year, former pupil Rob Dobson, who now works for Edinburgh-based Robotical, sent educational robot products, retro...

  • Pupils’ Art to Brighten Local Station

    Y7-10 pupils at Bolton School Boys’ Division have created artwork to be displayed at Horwich Parkway station. The boys were...

  • Boys’ Arts Award Exhibition

    Y7 pupils at Bolton School Boys’ Division enjoyed peer reviewing each other’s artwork, which has been created for the Arts Award...

  • Athletics Teams' Town Successes

    On Thursday 20 June the Year 9 and 10 athletics teams attended the Bolton Town Athletics Championships which was held this year...

  • A Celebration of Reading at Children’s Book Award

    Author Penny Joelson and her novel ‘I Have No Secrets’ was this year’s winner of the Bolton Children’s Fiction Award, organised...

  • Sage Advice Inspires at Summer Prizegiving

    Mr Michael Griffiths, who retires as Bolton School’s Chairman of Governors at the end of December, was the guest speaker at this...

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