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  • 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...

  • Girls Are Greater Manchester Netball Champions

    A team of Junior Girls’ School pupils in Year 6 were victorious at the Greater Manchester School Games netball competition. They...

  • Exam Piece Wins Best of Bolton Art Prize

    Work by students in Years 10 to 13 has been featured in the Best of Bolton Schools’ Art and Design Exhibition hosted by the...

  • Celebrating Students’ Community Action

    The Community Action Celebration Evening for Year 12 annually recognises the enormous contribution that Bolton School students...

  • Best Ever Results in Biology Olympiad

    This year’s results in the British Biology Olympiad were the best the Girls’ Division has ever had! Huge congratulations to all...

  • Recent Leavers Reconvene

    Alumni from both Divisions returned to Bolton School as the summer term drew to a close. A large group of Old Boys and Old Girls...

  • SCITT Trainee Shortlisted for MEN Student Teacher of the Year Award

    Niall Gaffney, who undertook his SCITT at Bolton School, has been shortlisted for the Manchester Evening News’ Student Teacher of...

  • Boys Wake Up to Yoga

    Wigan House in the Boys’ Division of Bolton School began International Yoga Day and Summer Solstice Day with a 15 minute session...

  • Year 6 Brings ‘Olivia’ To Life

    Pupils in Year 6 put on their annual drama production, which this year was the feel-good musical Olivia. A fresh take on Charles...

  • Café Scientifique Inspires Future Engineers

    Pupils in all year groups were invited to gain an insight into the diverse career paths and options available in the broad field...

  • Training for the World of Work

    Sixth Form boys took part in two days of Business Enterprise and Skills Training (BEST) at Bolton School. This event is designed...

  • Boys Learn Cycling Proficiency

    Y6 Boys at Bolton School have been enjoying a cycling proficiency course through the Bolton Council Bikeability scheme. The high...

  • Book Clubs Discuss Diverse Fiction

    Pupils from both Divisions joined Chloe Germaine Buckley from Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU) in the Library for two...

  • Grease is the Word

    Pupils in Years 7 to 9 performed Grease as this year’s Middle School Production. The whole cast worked hard in rehearsals to...

  • Future Entrepreneurs Deliver Tasty Concepts

    The whole of Year 9 came up with a range of creative snack concepts as part of the Parents’ Association Future Entrepreneurs...

  • Career Advice from FinTech Leader

    Former pupil and Head Girl Lisa Jacobs (nee Griffiths) was back at Bolton School today inspiring the next generation of young...

  • Top Musicians Perform at a RNCM Concert

    Top musicians from Bolton School Boys’ Division joined performers from the Bolton Music Service, Oldham Council Music Service and...

  • Y6 Boy Wins Primary Engineer Leaders’ Award

    Eesa Chariwala, a Y6 boy at the Junior School of Bolton School Boys’ Division, has been named as Year 6 Winner of the Greater...

  • Boys’ Art Captures the Horror of Genocide

    Caroline Slifkin, an educator who teaches pupils about the Holocaust and genocide through art, led an engaging workshop with...

  • Infants’ Victorian Day at the Seaside

    Y2 girls and boys at Bolton School have enjoyed a Victorian seaside workshop. They learned about holidays in the past, where...

  • Bolton School Wins Fundraising Campaign of the Year

    Bolton School has won this year’s Institute of Development Professionals in Education (IDPE) Schools’ Fundraising Campaign of the...

  • Eid Celebration Tea

    Children at the Nursery enjoyed a delicious party tea to celebrate Eid. They enjoyed tucking into a special spread of curry with...

  • First Prize at Salters Festival of Chemistry

    Four Y8 girls from Bolton School, selected for their interest and attainment in science, recently attended the Salters’ Festival...

  • Child Safety Week in Nursery

    All week, children at Bolton School Nursery have been learning about the emergency services and people who help other...

  • Infants Enjoy Outdoor Adventure Learning

    Y2 pupils at Bolton School Infant School enjoyed a day of outdoor adventure learning at the Anderton Centre near Chorley. Class...

  • School Receives Olympic Officials Blazer

    A Beijing 2008 Olympics Officials Blazer has been presented to Bolton School by Gus Pinker, FINA Technical Water Polo Committee...

  • Girls Learn About Personal Safety from an Expert

    Former pupil Christine Morrison who now runs CMA Training, a personal safety and crime prevention consultancy, returned to Bolton...

  • Girls Discuss Ramadan on Woman’s Hour

    Appearing on BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour programme, two Y13 Bolton School girls, Aliyah Patel and Zayna Quereshi, offered a...

  • Fun Run to Raise Thousands

    The annual fancy dress charity fun run saw 200 Junior Boys aged 7-11 from Bolton School dress up in a wide range of colourful...

  • Where Can I Work in the Awesome NHS

    Where can I work in the awesome NHS? This was the question that the visiting Medical Mavericks posed to Y8 girls at Bolton...

  • Sir Ian Spends Special Day at School

    Bolton School Boys’ Division was delighted to welcome Sir Ian McKellen, a former pupil, on his 80th birthday weekend. Taking time...

  • Ducklings Make A Splash

    The children welcomed new ducklings to the world after two clutches of eggs hatched in the Butterfly room at Bolton School’s...

  • Musical Variety at Lunchtime Recitals

    Each year, the Boys’ Division Music Department organises a series of free Lunchtime Concerts which are open to the public. This...

  • Junior Girl Launches Engines Off Campaign

    A pupil at Bolton School’s Junior Girls’ School has launched a campaign to encourage parents to switch off their car engines...

  • Battle of the Sexes in Book Award Vote

    Pupils in the Boys’ and Girls’ Divisions have been holding a friendly competition to see which half of Bolton School would...

  • Boys' Battlefields Trip

    At a breakfast and assembly, parents and pupils at Bolton School Junior Boys’ School enjoyed a fascinating insight into a recent...

  • Fabulous Evening of Ensemble Performances

    Thirty five pupils from Bolton School, representing every year group from Years 7-13, entertained an appreciative and...

  • Fond Farewell for Class of 2019

    Leavers’ Day celebrations had the whole of Year 13 in high spirits on their last day in school: they put on Musical-themed fancy...

  • Career Insights from Chief Science Officer

    Old Boy Dr Mike Dillon (1977 to 1984) returned to Bolton School to speak to a small group of students about his career in drug...

  • School Presence at Water Polo Internationals

    Three Old Boys and two current Bolton School students played in a set of international water polo matches held in Manchester...

  • U14s Win The Greater Manchester Cup

    Bolton School U14 football team has won the Greater Manchester Cup, overcoming Blue Coat School 3-1 in the Final, which was held...

  • Bolton School: A Tradition of Philanthropy

    Founders and Benefactors assemblies are now embedded in the Bolton School Boys’ Division calendar after being introduced during...

  • Cricket Match Remembers Former Headmaster

    Despite the rain dampening the start of this game to mark the significant contribution Mervyn Brooker made both to Bolton School...

  • Creative Showstoppers at Bake Off Final

    The Bolton School Bake Off competition has once again showcased pupils’ creativity and cooking skills alike. A huge number of...

  • 133 Teams Compete in School's Football Festival

    Over the course of the first two days of May, over 1,000 pupils in 133 local primary school football teams competed in this...

  • Liz Berry Performs at Girls' Poetry Festival

    Acclaimed poet Liz Berry was this year's guest and inspiration at Bolton School Girls' Division's Poetry Festival, an annual...

  • Children's Joy as Chicks Hatch

    The waiting is over as nine chicks hatched overnight at Beech House, Bolton School's Infant School, much to the delighted of...

  • Music Teachers Demonstrate Instruments

    Teachers of individual music lessons at the Junior Boys’ School held a demonstration to allow children in Year 2 and their...

  • Ben Enjoys Success with Liverpool FC

    Goalkeeper Ben Maher, a Y7 pupil at Bolton School Boys' Division, enjoyed a 'Mundialito' football tournament in Spain with...

  • National Ski Success for Y7 Pupil

    Y7 pupil Gabriella Giambattista-Hunt (left on the above photo) has been enjoying a series of recent ski successes. Over the...

  • West End Girls

    Careers on the West End stage beckon for four Bolton School girls who complete their A levels and GCSEs this summer. Y13 students...

  • Girls Perform a May Serenade

    Bolton School Girls’ Division’s May Serenade, the final whole school music event of the academic year, opened in style with the...

  • Girls are National Water Polo Champions

    The Girls’ Division U13 water polo team are national champions! The girls’ team, coached by Mr Teasdale and assisted by Miss...

  • Physicist Examines Dark Side of the Universe

    Members of the local community joined pupils, parents and members of staff to discover more about the ‘Dark Side of the Universe’...

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