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  • National Bronze Medal for Bolton Showjumper

    John Oxley-Harrison, a Showjumper and Y10 pupil at Bolton School Boys’ Division, has gone from strength to strength on the...

  • Children Meet Local Author

    Pupils in Reception and Year 1 enjoyed a very special story time with local children’s author and illustrator Sean Perkins. He...

  • 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,...

  • Student’s Health-Promoting Product Wins Arkwright Scholarship

    Shreya Kamath, a Y11 pupil at Bolton School Girls’ Division, has won a prestigious Arkwright Scholarship. A delighted Head of...

  • 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...

  • 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...

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