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  • 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...

  • Year 6 Pupils Consider Careers

    There was an atmosphere of excitement in the Junior Girls’ School as Year 6 girls were joined by their counterparts from the...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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’...

  • Forty Days of Giving Benefits Urban Outreach

    Children and their families from the Nursery Class and Kidzone Wraparound Care at Bolton School decided, instead of giving up...

  • Former Winner Judges Battle of the Bands

    This year’s Battle of the Bands once again showcased the musical talent of Boys’ and Girls’ Division pupils as four bands each...

  • Celebrating Duke of Edinburgh Achievements

    Pupils, parents and members of staff filled the Girls’ Division Great Hall on a warm spring evening to celebrate those who have...

  • Examining the Issues in ‘Boys Don’t Try?’

    Old Boy Hadley Stewart (2007 to 2014) returned to the Boys’ Division to lead focus groups for staff and pupils about LGBTQ+...

  • Commemorating St George's Day

    Children at Bolton School’s Nursery commemorated St George’s Day by wearing red clothes and outfits featuring the Union Jack....

  • Choir Impresses Ramsbottom Music Festival

    Members of the Choir in Years 4, 5 and 6 took part in the Ramsbottom Music Festival in mid-March. The Choir sang two pop hits:...

  • Children Craft Easter Bonnets

    With Easter just around the corner, children at Bolton School’s Nursery celebrated by getting crafty and making their very own...

  • All the School’s a Stage

    Bolton School, an independent day school in Greater Manchester, is becoming an increasingly popular choice of location for use in...

  • Girls Reach the North-West Young Enterprise Final

    A team of Y10 girls from Bolton School Girls’ Division will represent Greater Manchester, alongside teams from Cheadle Hulme and...

  • Poetry Festival to Feature Award-Winning Poet

    On Thursday 2 May, Bolton School will host a Poetry Festival featuring Liz Berry, who will give a reading of some of her poems....

  • Bolton's Last Choir Singing

    The Upper School Choir has been named Bolton’s Last Choir Singing! The Bolton and South heat of the Last Choir Singing...

  • Nursery Class Makes Creative Easter Bonnets

    The Nursery Class held an Easter Bonnet Competition. Nursery Class teacher Mrs Browning reports: “All the bonnets were amazing...

  • Easter Eco Bonnets are Simply Stunning

    On the last day of Term, Beech House girls and boys took part in an 'Eco Easter Bonnet' competition. Headteacher Mrs Taylor said:...

  • School Makes the final of the Goldsmiths’ Community Engagement Awards

    Bolton School has made it through to the finals of the Goldsmiths’ Company Community Engagement Awards, where a team will compete...

  • Teams Play Three Football Finals in a Week

    Three Boys’ Division football teams played cup finals in one week. The First XI played in the Greater Manchester Cup Final...

  • Thank You For The Music

    The Junior Boys’ Spring Concert was an evening of diverse choral and instrumental music, culminating in a toe-tapping ABBA medley...

  • Explore the Dark Side of the Universe at Talk

    Most of our universe is missing! When we look into the night sky we realise there is much more out there than meets the eye. Our...

  • Boys Achieve Gold in Science Olympiads

    Three students in the Boys’ Division Sixth Form have achieved four Gold Awards between them in the Biology, Chemistry and Physics...

  • Captivating Talk On The Failure of Appeasement

    A large audience at Bolton School Girls’ Division enjoyed a fascinating insight from author and political journalist Tim Bouverie...

  • Silver and Bronze Certificates in Chemistry Olympiad

    Sixth Form Girls at Bolton School Girls' Division have performed highly in this year's Chemistry Olympiad. Bronze certificates...

  • Jamie is Judo Golden Boy

    Jamie Death, a Y9 pupil at Bolton School Boys’ Division, has continued to show his judo pedigree during the first few months of...

  • GCSE Girls Enjoy Visit of an Award-Winning Chef

    Y10 pupils studying Food Preparation and Nutrition at Bolton School Girls’ Division enjoyed a talk and demonstration by the...

  • Children Prepare Mother's Day Treats

    Bolton School’s Nursery Class children have produced some beautiful handmade canvases for their mums for Mother’s Day, this...

  • Holly Looks Set to Follow in Father's Golfing Footsteps

    Y7 pupil at Bolton School Girls’ Division Holly Durnian looks set to follow in her father’s golfing footsteps, having won the...

  • Spanish Spelling Bee Success

    Three pupils in Year 7 competed at the Regional Final of the Spanish Spelling Bee. Adifah Haffeji, Olivia Melling and Du’a Qedwai...

  • School Celebrates Books and Reading

    The Boys’ Division held its own celebration of books and reading following World Book Day 2019. The English Department held a...

  • Individual Award at Top of the Bench

    A team of four pupils from Bolton School Girls’ Division competed at the Royal Society of Chemistry’s national Top of the Bench...

  • Bolton School Fills Bridgewater Hall with Music

    The Joint Gala Concert at Manchester’s Bridgewater Hall brought together musical talent from across the Bolton School Foundation...

  • Medals for Acrobatic Gymnast

    Poppy Donohue in Year 9 has recently competed in two acrobatic gymnastics competitions. She achieved a silver medal at the...

  • Girls Make the Lancashire Lacrosse Cut

    Over the last few Friday evenings at Timperley Lacrosse Club, girls from Year 7 and 8 at Bolton School have been attending U13...

  • Pupil Takes Part in Act of Remembrance

    Year 9 pupil Halimah Natha was chosen by Bolton’s Faith Leaders Forum to speak at the vigil held on Saturday 23rd March to...

  • An Astrophysicist Returns

    Dr Becky Smethurst returned to Bolton School as a Junior Research Fellow in Astrophysics at Christ Church College, Oxford...

  • Pulsars and Dark Matter Learning at Café Scientifique

    Bolton School girls from across several year groups learnt about pulsars and dark matter in the latest Café Scientifique...

  • Conference Makes Philosophy Real

    A trio of fascinating speakers and over 100 delegates from five schools in the north-west joined students from the Boys’ and...

  • Y10 Fundraiser for Rossendale Special Ski Club

    Girls in Y10 at Bolton School have raised an impressive £1,307.32 for Rossendale Special Ski Club. Race Coordinator Mrs Jenni...

  • Am I too Sensitive for Science?

    Am I too sensitive for Science? A question that Dr Emily Grossman has considered on a number of occasions throughout her life. Dr...

  • Survivor’s Experience of the Holocaust

    Holocaust survivor Iby Knill visited the Boys’ Division to speak about her experiences prior to and during the Second World War....

  • U12s Are Town Netball Champions

    Bolton School Girls’ Division U12 netball team was crowned town champions after an outstanding performance which saw them...

  • U13s Continue Netball Winning Streak

    The Girls’ Division team won their section at the recent U13s Bolton Schools’ Netball Tournament, scoring 42 goals and conceding...

  • International Representation at Water Polo

    Three Bolton School boys have been selected to represent the England U16 water polo team at the weekend. Daniel Bentham from Y11,...

  • Tim Bouverie to Discuss WW2 Appeasement

    Bolton School will host a free talk from author and political journalist Tim Bouverie based on his new book, Appeasing Hitler:...

  • A Celebration of Technicians!

    From 4th-8th March, schools across the UK took part in #TECHOGNITION week to celebrate the work that school technicians do on a...

  • Girls Selected for North-East Super Counties Lax Squad

    Seven girls were selected for the North-East Super Counties Lacrosse Squad, which competed against the North West, South East and...

  • Writers Explore Creativity at Patterdale Hall

    This year’s February half term Writing Retreat expanded to twice the number of pupils. Thirty-two young writers from Years 5 to...

  • Red Noses for Comic Relief

    Children at Bolton School have been helping to raise money for Comic Relief. Nursery children were invited to wear red...

  • Exciting Experiments for Science Week

    The Girls’ Division commemorated Science Week 2019 with a session organised by Dr Christie, one of the School’s physics teachers....

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