News for 2017

  • Singalong at Christmas

    Children at the Nursery were joined by their parents and grandparents for a festive Rhythm Time singalong session. They enjoyed...

  • Christmas Celebration with Parkview Residents

    Children from Bolton School Nursery and the Nursery Class visited Parkview Residential Home for two special Christmas...

  • A Celebration of Christmas

    Pupils, parents, teachers and governors at Bolton School Boys’ Division joined together for a Christmas Festival of joyous...

  • Guide Dog Visits Year 8

    Pupils in Year 8 were visited by Toni Forrest and her guide dog Quilla so that they could learn more about the difference that...

  • Girls Take On Knead for Speed Challenge

    A group of twenty-five pupils in Year 10 enjoyed participating in the Knead for Speed Aero Challenge. Researchers from the...

  • Christmas Cake is Out of this World

    Y10 pupil Annabelle Gibbs, who is studying for a GCSE in Food Preparation and Nutrition, has won this year's Christmas Cake...

  • A Celebration of Christmas

    Pupils, parents, teachers and governors at Bolton School Boys’ Division joined together for a Christmas Festival of joyous...

  • Christmas Cheer for Charities

    Pupils from the Girls’ Division put on their best festive dress in aid of The Christie for Christmas Jumper Day. They wore a...

  • Y7 Form's Advent Calendar for the Homeless

    A Year 7 Form at Bolton School Girls’ Division has certainly thought about others less fortunate than themselves this Christmas,...

  • Christmas Reflections at Ceremony of Carols

    The Ceremony of Carols in the Girls’ Division began in darkness with the Chamber Choir processing into the Great Hall to the...

  • Y11 Pupil Called Up to Wales U19 Lacrosse Squad

    Fifteen year old Millie Hurt from Bolton School has been called up to the Wales U19 Lacrosse squad. Having performed well at...

  • Year 1 Nativity Full of Little Stars

    The Year 1 pupils’ performance of Shine Star, Shine made for a magical nativity. The story focused on the big star that needed to...

  • Gymnastics Final One of the Best in Recent Years

    Contestants in this year’s Y7 Gymnastics Final at Bolton School Boys’ Division exhibited some of the most impressive balances and...

  • Uplifting Christmas Service from Juniors

    The Junior Boys once again put on a beautiful Christmas Service to celebrate the festive season. As is traditional, the evening...

  • Stuffing and Sauce for Urban Outreach Hampers

    Pupils at Bolton School have once again risen to the challenge of providing Urban Outreach with supplies for their Christmas...

  • Infants Entertain at Christmas Tea

    Children from Beech House Infant School provided entertainment for guests at Tea at the Riley, the Sixth Form Girls’ monthly tea...

  • Reception Shines in Traditional Nativity

    Children in Reception at Beech House put on a traditional Nativity performance this Christmas. A chorus of Narrators told the...

  • Juniors Perform Hosanna Rock!

    Pupils at the Junior Girls’ School impressed matinee and evening audiences with their Christmas concert, which was held in the...

  • Strictly Fun at Year 2 Nativity

    Pupils in Year 2 opened the Nativity season at Beech House with their production of Lights, Camel, Action. The children treated...

  • Chemistry Boys Meet Teacher at Conference

    Year 12 boys from Bolton School, who were attending an Inspire a Class: Chemistry in Action day at The University of Salford,...

  • Dr Peter Vardy to Give Free Sexual Ethics Talk

    On 31 January 2018, Bolton School will welcome philosopher and theologian Dr Peter Vardy for a free public talk in the Girls’...

  • Christmas Chemistry Lecture from RSC

    Bolton School has once again hosted two Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) Christmas Lectures. These annual events allow pupils to...

  • A Life at Sea

    Recent leaver Chris Rowles, still in his twenties, enthralled Year 7 boys at Bolton School with his tales about life at sea in...

  • Senior Musicians Entertain at Park Road Assembly

    Bolton School Boys' Division Brass Group and Junior String Quartet were delighted to perform at today's Park Road’s morning...

  • School to Help with Recruitment of Modern Language Teachers

    Bolton School is to become a partner school and hub for trainee teachers striving to achieve a Post Graduate Certificate in...

  • Toys R Us Trolley Dash for Mission Christmas

    Five Year 7 girls, each one representing their Form, became ‘Santa’s Little Helpers’ as they dashed around Bolton’s Toys R Us...

  • County Call-Ups for Lacrosse Players

    A significant number of the Girls’ Division’s lacrosse players have once again been called up to represent their county....

  • Eco-Friendly Business Ideas Impress Judges

    Five teams of Year 12 students congregated in the Arts Centre for the final of the annual Business Challenge. These teams’ ideas...

  • County Call-Ups for Lacrosse Players

    A significant number of the Girls’ Division’s lacrosse players have once again been called up to represent their county....

  • Christmas Panto Visits Beech House

    All the children at Beech House Infant School had a fabulous time as the Take Away Theatre Company entertained them with a...

  • Ballet and Gymnastics Success for Dinburgh

    Towards the end of November, Year 5 pupil Dinburgh Ai took part in two prestigious competitions, one in ballet and the second in...

  • A Baby in Maurice’s Manger!

    Caterpillars, Butterflies and the Nursery Class got the Nativity season at Bolton School off to a spectacular start when Maurice...

  • Tomasz Schafernaker Talks About the Weather

    There was a buzz of excitement in the Girls’ Division Great Hall as the audience gathered to hear from Tomasz Schafernaker, BBC...

  • Helping Bolton Lions Spread Christmas Cheer

    Families at Beech House have once again made an enormous donation to the Bolton Lions’ Caring Christmas Appeal. The appeal gives...

  • U13s into National Semi-Final of Football Cup

    After a stunning 4-2 comeback in the last round of the national Independent Schools' Football Association (ISFA) Cup against...

  • Endeavour Rewarded with Lancashire Call Up

    Morgan Skeels-Caldwell, a Sixth Form student at Bolton School Boys’ Division, has seen his dedication and hard work pay off...

  • Pupils Learn About Physics Acting Out

    Hannah Renshaw from the Institute of Physics (IoP) visited the Girls’ Division to give a presentation entitled ‘Physics Acting...

  • Old Boy Discusses Dangers of Alcohol

    Old Boy Julian Butterworth attended Bolton School from 1981 to 1990. He returned to the Boys’ Division to talk to Year 13...

  • Old Boy Discusses Dangers of Alcohol

    Old Boy Julian Butterworth attended Bolton School from 1981 to 1990. He returned to the Boys’ Division to talk to Year 13...

  • Jazz Band Entertains Park Road Boys

    The 12-strong Joint Jazz Band from Bolton School's Senior Schools was the featured ensemble at this Wednesday's lunchtime concert...

  • Ralf Little's Unimportant Opinions

    Actor, writer and former pupil Ralf Little, who left Bolton School in 1998, returned to his alma mater to deliver a humorous and...

  • Old Boy Ralf Delivers Acting Masterclass

    Aspiring Senior School actors enjoyed an instructive masterclass in the hands of Ralf Little, who left Bolton School in 1998....

  • Sponsored Silence Benefits Manchester Children

    One hundred and twenty six girls in Year 7 at Bolton School Girls’ Division underwent a 24 hours’ sponsored silence to raise...

  • Ralf Little's Unimportant Opinions

    Actor, writer and former pupil Ralf Little, who left Bolton School in 1998, returned to his alma mater to deliver a humorous and...

  • Pupil Reaches National Dressage Championships

    Year 8 pupil Beth McGuinness has qualified to compete in the British National Dressage Championships next April. Beth started...

  • Artistic Inspiration for Y2 at The Lowry

    Year 2 children at Bolton School enjoyed an inspiring visit to the Lowry Museum in Salford. Teacher Mrs Clarke coordinated the...

  • Carousel of Careers Advice for Boys

    Pupils in Year 9 of Bolton School Boys’ Division spent the afternoon on a careers carousel as part of the school’s innovative...

  • Alumni Track Career Paths Into Finance

    During the Year 13 boys’ recent SPACE session, two Old Boys reconnected with the School in order to provide an interesting and...

  • Carousel of Careers Advice for Boys

    Pupils in Year 9 of Bolton School Boys’ Division spent the afternoon on a careers carousel as part of the school’s innovative...

  • Girls’ Division in North West Top Ten

    The Girls’ Division has been listed among the Top Ten independent schools in the North West of England. Parent Power, The Sunday...

  • Enterprising Students Create Business Ideas

    Students in Year 12 from both Divisions joined together in mixed teams to create their own business ideas as part of the Joint...

  • Celebrating Chemistry Week

    The Girls’ Division celebrated National Chemistry Week (20-24 November 2017) with a number of exciting themed competitions. The...

  • Honey Sale Creates a Buzz

    Members of the Bolton School Boys’ Division Beekeeping Club were proud to announce that the bees produced a good crop of honey...

  • Old Boy Discusses Reality of Medical Career

    Old Boy Mobeen Qureshi returned to Bolton School to talk to students interested in a career in medicine about his experiences of...

  • Sixth Formers’ Help for Anthony Nolan

    Dozens of Sixth Form boys and girls at Bolton School showed their caring and charitable nature over lunch when they signed up to...

  • Sixth Formers’ Help for Anthony Nolan

    Dozens of Sixth Form boys and girls at Bolton School showed their caring and charitable nature over lunch when they signed up to...

  • Boys’ Uplifting and Magnificent Autumn Concert

    Senior Boys at Bolton School – with some help from the Girls’ Division - demonstrated the breadth and depth of their musical...

  • School Integral in England EU Nations Water Polo Win

    Current pupil Harrison Barker-Smith and recent leaver Ben Ray helped the England U21 Water Polo Team win the EU Nations'...

  • School Integral in England EU Nations Water Polo Win

    Current pupil Harrison Barker-Smith and recent leaver Ben Ray helped the England U21 Water Polo Team win the EU Nations'...

  • U13s Reach National Football Quarter-Finals

    Bolton School’s U13 football team is into the Quarter Finals of the Independent Schools’ Football Association (ISFA) Cup, having...

  • German Students Win Debate Trophy

    A group of languages students from Bolton School’s Sixth Form attended the North Schools’ Modern Languages Debating Competition...

  • Girls Win French Debates

    Four Sixth Form languages students attended the North Schools’ Modern Languages Debating Competition held at Cheadle Hulme...

  • Head of Sport’s Rugby Contribution Recognised

    Mr Paul Fernside, the Boys’ Division Head of Sport and Master in Charge of Rugby, travelled to Twickenham to attend the recent...

  • Holocaust Art Project Reflects Power of Words

    Nineteen pupils from Years 8 to 13 have taken part in an art project to remember the victims and survivors of the Holocaust. They...

  • Pupils Explore the Great Fire of London

    The Freshwater Theatre Company came into school to work with all the Year 1 classes at Beech House, Bolton School’s Infant...

  • Up Close and Personal with an Enigma Machine

    Year 7 girls at Bolton School Girls’ Division enjoyed a fascinating morning with Dr James Grime, Mathematician and lecturer, who...

  • Students Named Ogden Trust School Physicists

    Two students in the Sixth Form have been named Ogden Trust School Physicists of the Year for 2017. Nadiya Hall and Reem Harandou...

  • Grand Battle of the Bands Donation For Young Musicians

    Last year’s Battle of the Bands competition raised a total of £1,000, which has been donated to Trust Music. The charity aims to...

  • Drugs Education from Returning Pharmacists

    Former pupils Alex Quayle, who left Bolton School in 2009, and Thorrun Govind, who finished in 2010, returned as practising...

  • Drugs Education from Returning Pharmacists

    Former pupils Alex Quayle, who left Bolton School in 2009, and Thorrun Govind, who finished in 2010, returned as practising...

  • Lollipop Man Named Unsung Hero

    Barry Massey, the Junior Boys’ School lollipop man, has received the Unsung Hero Award at the Bolton News Schools Awards. Each...

  • Boys Remember Passchendaele

    Dr Holland presided over a powerful whole school Remembrance Assembly, which paid particular tribute to the ten former Bolton...

  • Lifetime Achievement Award for Trevor Pledger

    Mr Trevor Pledger, former teacher and Director of Partnerships at Bolton School Boys’ Division, has won the Lifetime Achievement...

  • Moving Remembrance Assembly at Hesketh House

    Year 6 girls at Hesketh House, showing great maturity, conducted a moving assembly in front of a busy hall of classmates, parents...

  • Service of Remembrance Recalls Passchendaele

    The Girls’ Division came together to remember those who have lost their lives in conflict in a Service of Remembrance. They were...

  • Service of Remembrance Recalls Passchendaele

    The Girls’ Division came together to remember those who have lost their lives in conflict in a Service of Remembrance. They were...

  • School Presents Young Business of the Year Award

    Staff from Bolton School and Patterdale Hall, the School’s outdoor adventure learning centre, joined the cream of Manchester’s...

  • Young Filmmakers Produce Oscar-Worthy Shorts

    Pupils in Year 10 were given a whirlwind one day film school during which they learned how to make their own silent short with...

  • Edgelands Poem Wins Prize

    A poem written by Year 11 pupil Amelia Doherty has won second prize in the 2017 August challenge #1 on Young Poets Network...

  • Funds Raised at Firework Extravaganza

    Our stall at the Senior Girls’ PA Fireworks Extravaganza was a great success. Many families came along to enjoy the superb...

  • Ralf Little to give 45th Tillotson Lecture

    Bolton School Boys’ Division Great Hall,Wednesday 29th November 2017, 7.00pm Refreshments served in the Riley Centre after the...

  • Teacher Visits Malawi with Retrak Charity

    Over the October half term break, Junior Girls’ School teacher Mrs Julia Marsden travelled to Malawi to work with Retrak. This...

  • Ralf Little to give 45th Tillotson Lecture

    Bolton School Boys’ Division Great Hall,Wednesday 29th November 2017, 7.00pm Refreshments served in the Riley Centre after the...

  • Fireworks Extravaganza for Bonfire Night

    The Fifth of November brought with it a buzzing atmosphere as a huge crowd flocked to the school to enjoy the Girls’ Division...

  • School Shortlisted for TES Independent School Award

    Bolton School has been shortlisted for the Times Educational Supplement (TES) Whole School Community Initiative Award in...

  • School Shortlisted for TES Independent School Award

    Bolton School has been shortlisted for the Times Educational Supplement (TES) Whole School Community Initiative Award in...

  • Bolton School Pupils Contribute to ESSA’s Water Polo Success

    Two boys and a girl from Bolton School have spent the October half-term helping out the English Schools’ Swimming Association...

  • Bolton School Pupils Contribute to ESSA’s Water Polo Success

    Two boys and a girl from Bolton School have spent the October half-term helping out the English Schools’ Swimming Association...

  • Girls Raise Funds for Teacher’s Retrak Trip to Malawi

    The Junior Girls have raised over £3,000 to send one of their teachers to Malawi over the half term break to work with the...

  • Morgan’s Lancashire Rugby Call-Up

    Year 13 student Morgan Skeels-Caldwell has been selected to play for Lancashire U18s this weekend. He will play in a match...

  • UK’s Favourite Weather Presenter to Visit School

    On 4 December 2017, Bolton School will welcome Tomasz Schafernaker for a free public talk in the Girls’ Division Great...

  • Chamber Choir Enters Barnardo’s Choral Competition

    The Chamber Choir is entering the Barnardo’s National Choral Competition. A recording session is booked for after half term and...

  • Student Gains Practical Skills on Medical Residential

    In July, Sixth Form student Alexandra Nelson attended a five-day ‘Clinical Skills and Medical Research’ practical residential at...

  • Travelling by Tuba Visits Hesketh House

    The Junior Girls enjoyed a tour around the world and through musical history with the Travelling by Tuba duo. They listened to a...

  • Pupils Quiz Labour’s Sir David Crausby

    The Girls’ Division welcomed Labour MP for Bolton North East, Sir David Crausby, for a lunchtime question and answer session. The...

  • Linguists Learn How Languages Can Open Doors

    Sixty-five talented linguists from the Girls’ Division were invited to take part in an modern foreign languages (MFL) event to...

  • Lizzie Selected for Regional Development Programme

    Congratulations to Year 9 pupil Lizzie Harkness, who has been selected by the Football Association to attend their Under 14s...

  • Young Gymnast Joins GB Squad

    Year 5 pupil Dinburgh Ai has been selected to join the Britain Gymnastics U12 Squad. She will now have the opportunity to take...

  • GB U19s Squad Selection for Water Polo Player Thea

    Thea Simpson in Year 12 has been selected for the GB U19 Women’s Waterpolo Squad following successful trials. This squad will be...

  • STEM Racing Challenge

    Year 9 pupils from both Division were joined by students from Turton High School and St James’ High School in the Arts Centre for...

  • Discovering Diwali at Hindu Temple

    The children in the Nursery Class have learned all about the Hindu celebration of Diwali. As part of this learning, the class,...

  • School Launches Community Theatre Project

    As part of their 2017/18 School Residency Programme, RoughHouse Theatre will develop a brand new piece of verbatim theatre about...

  • Boys Raise Funds for Leukaemia CARE

    On the first House Day of the school year, Boys’ Division pupils raised money for Leukaemia CARE with a non-uniform day. Pupils...

  • Insights from Old Boy who is Chairman of Freegle

    Edward Hibbert, an Old Boy who attended Beech House Infant School the Junior Boys’ School at Park Road, returned to Bolton School...

  • Insights from Old Boy who is Chairman of Freegle

    Edward Hibbert, an Old Boy who attended Beech House Infant School the Junior Boys’ School at Park Road, returned to Bolton School...

  • School Launches Community Theatre Project

    As part of their 2017/18 School Residency Programme, RoughHouse Theatre will develop a brand new piece of verbatim theatre about...

  • Infants Travel the World by Tuba

    All the children in Beech House enjoyed a trip around the world today with Travelling by Tuba. They listened to music from many...

  • Division 1 Tennis Champions in Regional Knockout

    In the summer term of 2017, the Tennis Squad competed in the Year 8 AEGON Teams Tennis Competition. Jessica Bailey, Eve Gould,...

  • School Hosts ‘Antigone’ Performance

    The Classics department was delighted to host the Actors of Dionysus for a performance of Sophocles’ Antigone in the Girls’...

  • Cate Joins Manchester Thunder U17s

    Netball player Cate Lord in Year 11 has been selected for the Manchester Thunder U17s. She recently attended trials and was...

  • Generous Harvest Donations from Beech House Families

    Year 2 pupils at Beech House led this year's Harvest Assembly with Reception and Year 1 joining in with their own harvest songs -...

  • Boys’ Harvest Offering for Urban Outreach

    Over 200 Junior Boys and their parents enjoyed a Harvest Assembly of singing and praying with CEO of Urban Outreach, Dave...

  • Enlightening Engineering Lecture

    Visiting Bolton School Girls’ Division as part of a series of enrichment lectures open to the general public, Isobel Garner...

  • Children Enjoy Woodland Nature Area

    Nursery Class Teacher Mrs Louise Browning and the new Nursery Class have been enjoying themselves as they make weekly visits to a...

  • Junior Girls Learn the Origins of the Harvest Festival

    Junior Girls at Bolton School enjoyed a fascinating assembly learning about the Reverend Robert Stephen Hawker who, as a Cornish...

  • School Trades Back Head After 100 Years

    In 1911, former Bolton School teacher Maynard Andrews was appointed Headmaster of Hipperholme Grammar School in Halifax. This...

  • Nursery Announces Employee of the Month

    Parents and staff have been busily voting for the employee of the month. In September, the winner was Khatija Shabir! Parents...

  • Expansion Leads to Additional Year 5 Places

    Due to popular demand, the Junior School of Bolton School Boys’ Division, will be introducing a third class to its Year 5 intake...

  • Rhythm Time for First Steps

    Children in the First Steps room at Bolton School Nursery enjoyed Rhythm Time with Sarah Brooks, who visits the Nursery every two...

  • Cookery School Teaches Children about Healthy Eating

    Every Friday afternoon, the Bolton School Nursery Class for 3 and 4 Year Olds has been joining children from the Nursery's...

  • 2018 Book Award Shortlist Revealed

    The six books and authors shortlisted for the 2018 Bolton Children’s Fiction Award have been revealed at a ceremony which took...

  • School Joins World’s Biggest Coffee Morning

    The Junior Schools each hosted their own event in support of Macmillan, with parents from the Junior Girls’ School congregating...

  • Nursery Class Starts Intergenerational Visits

    Children in the Nursery Class for Three and Four Year Olds have enjoyed their first visit Park View Residential Home on Chorley...

  • PA Line Up Showstopper Fireworks for Bonfire Night

    The Parents’ Association has arranged a particularly special occasion for this year’s Bonfire Night celebrations, which will be...

  • School to Host Talk about the Building Blocks of Life

    On Thursday 5th October, Isobel Garner will give a free talk about ‘Engineering the Building Block of Life’ at Bolton School,...

  • MP Explains Life at Westminster

    John Pugh, Liberal Democrat MP for Southport from 2001-17, enlightened an audience of pupils, parents, teachers and friends of...

  • Inspiration from Olympic and Commonwealth Athletes

    Future sports stars from Bolton School have been inspired by a visit from Kelly Massey, an Olympic medal winner and Dave Readle,...

  • Assembly Marks 166th Birthday

    A special assembly delivered by Boys’ Division Headmaster Philip Britton marked the 166th birthday of Lord Leverhulme, who played...

  • Samba Band Entertain at Bubble Rush

    On Sunday 17 September, Bolton School’s Joint Samba Band performed at Bolton Hospice’s Bubble Rush fundraising event held in...

  • Samba Band Entertain at Bubble Rush

    On Sunday 17 September, Bolton School’s Joint Samba Band performed at Bolton Hospice’s Bubble Rush fundraising event held in...

  • Greater Manchester County Football Girls at Bolton School

    Bolton School was proud to host the Greater Manchester Schools' U14s and U16s' football training session with two Girls' Division...

  • Royal Appointment for Water-Polo Boys

    Players and staff from Bolton School were thrilled to represent water polo and demonstrate their expertise to Prince William, the...

  • New Cricketing Kid on the Block

    Praharsh Parikh, a Year 11 pupil at Bolton School Boys’ Division, is the latest potential “star” player to come off their...

  • Bolton School to Host ‘Antigone’ Performance

    The Classics department will host a new production of Antigone by the Actors of Dionysus on Wednesday 11 October at 7.30pm in the...

  • History and Digital Media Workshops

    Year 13 students studying History at A Level had the opportunity to discuss the use of digital media in this subject with...

  • Alex Helps Europe Overcome the USA in the Junior Ryder Cup

    Earlier in the summer, Year 6 pupil at Bolton School Boys’ Junior School, Alex Bowen-Heaton, helped Team Europe overcome the USA...

  • ‘Life at Westminster’ Talk with Former MP John Pugh

    Former MP John Pugh will visit Bolton School on Friday 22nd September to give a free talk about ‘Life in Westminster’. The event...

  • Celebration of School Life at Presentation Evening

    The Girls’ Division Great Hall was filled with students, family members, staff and friends for the annual Presentation Evening....

  • Celebration of School Life at Presentation Evening

    The Girls’ Division Great Hall was filled with students, family members, staff and friends for the annual Presentation Evening....

  • Economics Introduction from Old Girl

    A group of Year 12 students were introduced to one of their new subjects by Old Girl and entrepreneur Ingrid Murray, who joined...

  • Girls’ Division Hosts Historical Association Lectures

    The Girls’ Division will once again host a programme of lectures arranged by the Bolton Branch of the Historical Association for...

  • Charity Bike Ride Marks Passing

    Former classmates from Bolton School are reuniting for a charity bike ride that marks the tragic passing of Jonny Sharples and...

  • Charity Bike Ride Marks Passing

    Former classmates from Bolton School are reuniting for a charity bike ride that marks the tragic passing of Jonny Sharples and...

  • Bolton School Collects Queen’s Award at Ceremony

    Earlier this year, Bolton School received the Queen’s Awards for Voluntary Service. This award recognises best practice in...

  • Bolton School Collects Queen’s Award at Ceremony

    Earlier this year, Bolton School received the Queen’s Awards for Voluntary Service. This award recognises best practice in...

  • Bolton School Collects Queen’s Award at Ceremony

    Earlier this year, Bolton School received the Queen’s Awards for Voluntary Service. This award recognises best practice in...

  • Bolton School Collects Queen’s Award at Ceremony

    Earlier this year, Bolton School received the Queen’s Awards for Voluntary Service. This award recognises best practice in...

  • Bolton School Collects Queen’s Award at Ceremony

    Earlier this year, Bolton School received the Queen’s Awards for Voluntary Service. This award recognises best practice in...

  • Bolton School Collects Queen’s Award at Ceremony

    Earlier this year, Bolton School received the Queen’s Awards for Voluntary Service. This award recognises best practice in...

  • Bolton School Collects Queen’s Award at Ceremony

    Earlier this year, Bolton School received the Queen’s Awards for Voluntary Service. This award recognises best practice in...

  • Girls Named Arkwright Scholars

    Aaliyah Ascroft and Grace Palmer have been awarded Arkwright Scholarships for the duration of their A Level studies. They will...

  • More Top GCSE Grades in the Boys’ Division

    Pupils in Bolton School Boys’ Division have performed outstandingly well this year as the percentage of A*-A grades has risen to...

  • New Grading System, Same Great Results

    Pupils in Bolton School Girls’ Division have been celebrating an excellent set of GCSE results which includes the new number...

  • Percentage of Strong A Level Passes Improves

    Students and teachers at Bolton School Boys’ Division have been celebrating an excellent crop of A level results, which have...

  • Increase in Top A Level Grades in the Girls’ Division

    The percentage of papers graded A*-B and A*-C improved this year in the Girls’ Division of Bolton School. Over three quarters of...

  • Lancashire Bowler Visits Flintoff Cricket Academy

    Forty cricketing enthusiasts aged 5-16 years from across the region took part in this year’s Andrew Flintoff Cricket Academy held...

  • England Player Adds to Netball Fever at Bolton School

    Young netball players aged 5-16 years from across the region have been honing their skills and having fun at a Netball Fever...

  • Environmental Benefit from Once in a Lifetime Trip

    Students from Bolton School Girls’ and Boys’ Divisions have enjoyed an amazing “once in a lifetime” visit to Dominica, whilst...

  • Environmental Benefit from Once in a Lifetime Trip

    Students from Bolton School Girls’ and Boys’ Divisions have enjoyed an amazing “once in a lifetime” visit to Dominica, whilst...

  • Nursery Staff Raise Money in Memory of Tragic Toddler

    This summer, members of staff at Bolton School Nursery took part in a duathlon to raise money for When You Wish Upon a Star in...

  • Trio Completes London to Manchester Charity Walk

    A group of three students in the Sixth Form have walked almost 200 miles in six days to raise money for the We Love Manchester...

  • Photography Competition Winners Announced

    At the end of term, the Photography Competition winners were finally announced. This year’s theme, set by Old Boy and...

  • Summer Fundraising Supports Good Causes

    The Girls’ Division has raised over £1,700 for four charitable causes over the course of the summer term. Following the Grenfell...

  • Sunshine for Sports Day

    The last day of term saw the four Junior Boys’ School houses go head-to-head in the final event of the school calendar: Sports...

  • Celebration Evening for Y7 and Y8 Girls

    Pupils in Years 7 and 8 at Bolton School Girls’ Division and their parents and teachers enjoyed a celebratory end of year...

  • A Celebration of Water Polo and a Career

    Back in 1986 when Trevor Pledger first joined Bolton School Boys’ Division he hoped to “improve water polo”; 31 years on and with...

  • A Celebration of Water Polo and a Career

    Back in 1986 when Trevor Pledger first joined Bolton School Boys’ Division he hoped to “improve water polo”; 31 years on and with...

  • Old Girl Caroline Receives OBE

    Caroline Plumb (1986-1996) has been awarded an OBE in the Queen’s 90th Birthday Honours list for her services to Business and...

  • Storyteller Brings Roald Dahl Tale to Life

    All of the pupils at the Junior Girls’ School were treated to a dramatic and hilarious retelling to Roald Dahl’s The Twits from...

  • Rebranding the Technology Department

    From 1st September 2017 the Technology department in Bolton School Boys’ Division will be known as: Department of Design,...

  • Charity Walk from Grenfell Tower to Manchester Victoria

    Three Year 12 boys at Bolton School, Stewart Knights, Nikolaii Stewart and Adam Crtichlow are planning to walk from Grenfell...

  • School Wins MEN’s Active Community Award

    Bolton School was delighted to pick up its second award in a month for making a positive contribution to the local community. Mrs...

  • School Wins MEN’s Active Community Award

    Bolton School was delighted to pick up its second award in a month for making a positive contribution to the local community. Mrs...

  • Old Girl Caroline Receives OBE

    Caroline Plumb (1986-1996) has been awarded an OBE in the Queen’s 90th Birthday Honours list for her services to Business and...

  • Eight Receive Cambridge Chemistry Challenge Awards

    Eight students in Year 12 received Copper awards in the Cambridge Chemistry Challenge! 7,056 entrants in total sat the...

  • Bolton Children’s Fiction Award 2017 Winner Announced

    Over 200 pupils from 14 schools joined the whole of Year 7 from both Divisions at Bolton School for the Bolton Children’s Fiction...

  • Girls Raise Over £1,200 On Charity Afternoon

    The Junior Girls’ School annual Charity Afternoon has once again been a huge success, bringing lots of fun and excitement to the...

  • Bolton Children’s Fiction Award 2017 Winner Announced

    Over 200 pupils from 14 schools joined the whole of Year 7 from both Divisions at Bolton School for the Bolton Children’s Fiction...

  • Sports Day Fun

    Pupils at Beech House enjoyed not one but two excellent Sports Days: one for Reception and another for pupils in Years 1 and...

  • Summer Concert Celebrates the Natural World

    The Junior Girls in Years 3 to 5 put on a marvellous Summer Concert in the spectacular surroundings of the Girls’ Division Great...

  • Remembering Passchendaele and Welsh Poet Hedd Wyn

    The Girls’ Division remembered the Battle of Passchendaele during morning assembly. Mrs Hone recalled Fabian Ware, the founder...

  • Student’s Installation Wins Saatchi Gallery Art Prize

    Congratulations to Adam Hall in Year 12, who has been announced as the Secondary School winner in The Saatchi Gallery Art Prize...

  • Junior Boys Perform ‘Joseph’

    After three months of preparations, the Year 6 boys finally put on their end of year production of Joseph and his Amazing...

  • Science on Stage Festival Commends Teacher’s Project

    A slime mould project jointly created by Boys’ Division biology teacher Mr David Teasdale and Dutch teacher Hans Mulder has been...

  • U14s are Lancashire Schools' Cricket Champions

    It was a bright and occasionally blustery day as the Under 14s headed to Fylde Cricket Club to compete in the Lancashire Schools'...

  • Girls Tell The Story of ‘Animal Farm’

    George Orwell’s political fable Animal Farm was brought to life on stage by girls in Year 7 to 9, with the help of some fantastic...

  • Technology Entrepreneur Gives Prizegiving Address

    The Great Hall was filled with an audience of parents, family members, staff and current pupils for the annual Prizegiving, which...

  • Students Come Together for a Matthew Sharp Musical Masterclass

    On Friday evening, string players from Bolton School, Bolton Music Service and MAPAS were treated to an inspirational workshop...

  • Students Come Together for a Matthew Sharp Musical Masterclass

    On Friday evening, string players from Bolton School, Bolton Music Service and MAPAS were treated to an inspirational workshop...

  • Technology Entrepreneur Gives Prizegiving Address

    The Great Hall was filled with an audience of parents, family members, staff and current pupils for the annual Prizegiving, which...

  • Girls Get Active on Sports Day

    As the end of term drew near, all of the Junior Girls participated in the annual Sports Day. Mrs Higgings had put together a very...

  • Year 9 Campaigns to ‘Send My Friend to School’

    The whole of Year 9 in the Girls’ Division has been working on the Send My Friend to School project in their Geography lessons....

  • The Journey to a Football Academy

    Two Bolton School Girls’ Division pupils, Anna Phillips (Y9) and Lizzie Harkness (Y8), recently celebrated being given football...

  • Discovering History With ‘The Keymaster’

    This summer term, Year 6 pupils from Hesketh House put on a spectacular end of year performance of The Keymaster. The musical is...

  • Advice on Student Life from Recent Leavers

    Boys and Girls from the graduating Bolton School Sixth Form Classes of 2016 returned to their alma mater to offer real world...

  • Advice on Student Life from Recent Leavers

    Boys and Girls from the graduating Bolton School Sixth Form Classes of 2016 returned to their alma mater to offer real world...

  • Non-Tech Day Raises Funds for We Love Mcr

    Year 10 pupils at Bolton School Boys' Division have switched off their technology today for a full 24 hours as they seek to raise...

  • Down on the Farm with the Caterpillars

    Children in the Caterpillar Room at Bolton School’s Nursery visited Smithills Open Farm in Bolton to spend some time with the...

  • Park Road Charities Boost

    Four charity representatives were delighted to attend Park Road, the Junior School of Bolton School Boys’ Division, with each one...

  • Advice on Student Life from Recent Leavers

    Boys and Girls from the graduating Bolton School Sixth Form Classes of 2016 returned to their alma mater to offer real world...

  • Old Girl Expert Advises on Drugs and Their Perils

    Helen Vangikar revisited her old school, virtually, to speak to Year 9 girls about drugs and their perils. After leaving School...

  • Prize for Chemists at Salters’ Festival

    Four Year 8 girls, selected for their interest and attainment in science, attended the Salters’ Festival at the Chemistry...

  • Boys Continue Chemquiz Winning Streak

    A team of pupils from the Boys’ Division have won the Greater Manchester Chemquiz for the second year running! James Leese-Weller...

  • National Victory with Bolton Futsal Team for Year 7s

    Year 7 pupils Joel Burgess, Luca Latona and Ben McCarthy all play for the Bolton Futsal U12s team. The team was recently unbeaten...

  • Girls in Top Ten at Chemquiz

    A team of four Girls’ Division pupils took part in the annual Chemquiz, held at Manchester Metropolitan University. Victoria Cook...

  • School's Community Programme Begins

    Bolton School's community music concert series began on Monday 19th June with the Junior Concert Band, directed by Mr Dawkins,...

  • School's Community Programme Begins

    Bolton School's community music concert series began on Monday 19th June with the Junior Concert Band, directed by Mr Dawkins,...

  • Two Top Five British Finishes for Skating Hollie

    June has seen Hollie Asquith, a Year 7 pupil at Bolton School Girls’ Division, compete in two separate British Championship...

  • A Celebration of Volunteering

    Having recently been awarded the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Services (QAVS), there was extra reason for celebration at this...

  • A Celebration of Volunteering

    Having recently been awarded the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Services (QAVS), there was extra reason for celebration at this...

  • Old Girl Expert Advises on Drugs and Their Perils

    Helen Vangikar revisited her old school, virtually, to speak to Year 9 girls about drugs and their perils. After leaving School...

  • Girls Swim at ESSA National Championships

    A group of Year 5 and Year 6 girls travelled to Ponds Forge in Sheffield, accompanied by Mrs Higgins and Mrs Duddle, to take part...

  • Swimmers are Among the Top in the North West

    Over half term, two Girls’ Division pupils competed at the North West Regional Summer Swimming Championships. These were held at...

  • Boys Benefit from BEST Days

    Year 12 students in the Boys’ Division benefitted from two days of Business Enterprise and Skill Training, or BEST days. This...

  • Annual Photography Competition Judged

    The Junior Girls’ School launched the annual photography competition before the Easter break. The girls were asked to submit...

  • Pupils Enjoy Bolton University STEM Challenge

    A group of Girls’ Division pupils attended the University of Bolton’s STEM Challenge. They were split into mixed teams with...

  • School’s Theatre Company in Residence

    Throughout this academic year, RoughHouse Theatre has been the Boys’ Division’s theatre company in residence. RoughHouse,...

  • Spanish Flash Fiction Winner

    Anna Clark in Year 10 has won joint first prize in the Year 7-11 category of the inaugural Oxford University Spanish Flash...

  • Girls Compete at AJIS Athletics

    Two teams of Bolton School Junior Girls attended the AJIS Athletics competition. The Year 5 team included Amelia Cowin, Molly...

  • Trophies for Teja

    Year 7 pupil Teja Reece has received five trophies for her football performance over the last season. At a presentation evening...

  • Outdoor Learning in the Sun

    The sun shone for the Year 3 girls’ Outdoor Learning Day. This annual event includes a carousel of activities designed to...

  • Contracts for Footballing Girls

    Year 9 pupil Anna Phillips and Year 8 pupil Lizzie Harkness are both celebrating being given football contracts with Manchester...

  • Adam Shortlisted for Saatchi Art Prize for Schools

    A piece of artwork by Year 12 student Adam Hall has been shortlisted for The Saatchi Gallery Art Prize for Schools 2017. He was...

  • Sixth Form Students Look Beyond Bolton School

    Girls in Year 12 were encouraged to look beyond Bolton School during a day organised by the Careers Department. Numerous guests...

  • Water Polo Players Help Create Instructional Videos

    Bolton School welcomed Swim England to the School pool to help film a new set of instructional videos. The School’s water polo...

  • PA Future Entrepreneurs Final

    Earlier in the term, the whole of Year 9 took part in the inaugural Parents’ Association Future Entrepreneurs (PAFE) event....

  • Teenage Journey – Choices Beyond School

    We were delighted to welcome Bernard Strutt, Head of Undergraduate Admissions at the University of Manchester, to present this...

  • Year 7s Treat Their Former Teachers to Lunch

    Pupils in Year 7 invited their former Year 6 teachers and junior school Headteachers to Bolton School for a delightful lunch. The...

  • Boys Raise Funds for Disability Football Club

    Year 9 boys at Bolton School have raised £1,000 for local development disability football club, AFC Masters who are based at...

  • Media Career Under the Spotlight

    Year 9 boys at Bolton School enjoyed an inspiring enrichment lecture from former pupil Michael Lodmore who has spent a lifetime...

  • Expert Advice in Understanding the Graduate Job Market

    Martin Birchall, Managing Director of High Fliers Research, delivered a captivating and insightful presentation for students and...

  • Expert Advice in Understanding the Graduate Job Market

    Martin Birchall, Managing Director of High Fliers Research, delivered a captivating and insightful presentation for students and...

  • Media Career Under the Spotlight

    Year 9 boys at Bolton School enjoyed an inspiring enrichment lecture from former pupil Michael Lodmore who has spent a lifetime...

  • Gin Tasting Evening

    An audience of potential gin connoisseurs arrived at the Arts Centre for a welcome drink of Malfy gin and heard a brief history...

  • Bowland Farm Animals Visit Beech House

    Pupils in Reception and Year 1 enjoyed becoming farmers for the day as Bowland Farm came to Beech House. The children loved...

  • Children Learn About the Emergency Services

    Children at Bolton School Nursery have enjoyed an exciting week learning about the emergency services and all the important work...

  • Outdoor Adventure Learning for Y2s

    Year 2 pupils at Bolton School Infant School had a fun-packed and adventurous outdoor learning day at the nearby Anderton Centre....

  • Police Horses Visit Beech House

    Children at Beech House were really excited to meet a pair of police horses and discover more about these working animals. Bumble...

  • Gymnast's National Bronze

    Congratulations to Year 4 pupil Dinburgh Ai, who won a bronze medal at the National Development Plan Grades Final for rhythmic...

  • School Wins Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service

    Bolton School has won the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service (QAVS) 2017. This unique UK national honour was created by The...

  • School Wins Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service

    Bolton School has won the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service (QAVS) 2017. This unique UK national honour was created by The...

  • School Wins Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service

    Bolton School has won the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service (QAVS) 2017. This unique UK national honour was created by The...

  • School Wins Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service

    Bolton School has won the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service (QAVS) 2017. This unique UK national honour was created by The...

  • School Wins Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service

    Bolton School has won the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service (QAVS) 2017. This unique UK national honour was created by The...

  • School Wins Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service

    Bolton School has won the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service (QAVS) 2017. This unique UK national honour was created by The...

  • School Wins Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service

    Bolton School has won the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service (QAVS) 2017. This unique UK national honour was created by The...

  • School Wins Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service

    Bolton School has won the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service (QAVS) 2017. This unique UK national honour was created by The...

  • Children’s Author Tells How to Win Like a Girl

    Acclaimed children’s author Sophia Bennett inspired Year 8 girls at Bolton School to reach for success whilst remaining true to...

  • Year 9s’ Extracurricular Adventures

    Girls’ Division pupils in Year 9 spent a week off from their normal timetable in order to participate in varied activities beyond...

  • Children’s Author Tells How to Win Like a Girl

    Acclaimed children’s author Sophia Bennett inspired Year 8 girls at Bolton School to reach for success whilst remaining true to...

  • Boys Will Raise Thousands in Charity Run

    Over two hundred junior school boys from Bolton School will raise thousands of pounds after their charity fancy dress fun run....

  • Alumni Share Careers with Year 6

    The annual Junior Careers Carousel brought together Park Road and Hesketh House pupils at the Junior Girls’ School for an...

  • Careers Day Fun For Year 8

    The Careers Day for Year 8 brought together representatives from six different occupations to share their jobs with pupils. The...

  • International Rugby Cap for Old Boy

    Old Boy Sam Hilton left Bolton School in 1996 following an outstanding career in the School’s 1st XV rugby team. He has since...

  • Alumni Share Careers with Year 6

    The annual Junior Careers Carousel brought together Park Road and Hesketh House pupils at the Junior Girls’ School for an...

  • Organ Scholars Perform at Bolton Parish Church

    The Boys’ Division Organ Scholars - Ben Chowdhury, Oliver Shaw and William Miles - gave an excellent performance in Bolton Parish...

  • Private and State Schools Collaborate to Improve Primary Science

    In an innovative private-state school partnership, Bolton School Girls’ Division has been working with Prestolee Primary School...

  • Science Experience for Hearing Impaired Pupils

    The Boys’ Division welcomed ten pupils from Thomasson Memorial School, a local primary school for hearing impaired children, to...

  • ’90s Theme for Leavers’ Day

    The Year 13 girls said a fond farewell to Bolton School with a fun-filled Leavers’ Day of decorations, fancy-dress and shared...

  • Leavers’ Introduction to Alumni Network

    On their last day in School before Study Leave and the start of their A Level examinations, the Year 13 boys attended a...

  • Mass for Peace at Bolton Parish Church

    The Friends of Bolton School Choir, supported by the Park Road and Hesketh House Choirs, gave a special performance at Bolton...

  • Mass for Peace at Bolton Parish Church

    Junior School pupils supported the Friends of Bolton School Choir during a special performance at Bolton Parish Church. The theme...

  • Mass for Peace at Bolton Parish Church

    The Friends of Bolton School Choir, supported by the Park Road and Hesketh House Choirs, gave a special performance at Bolton...

  • Mass for Peace at Bolton Parish Church

    Junior School pupils supported the Friends of Bolton School Choir during a special performance at Bolton Parish Church. The theme...

  • Leavers’ Introduction to Alumni Network

    On their last day in School before Study Leave and the start of their A Level examinations, the Year 13 boys attended a...

  • Year 1 Visit The HIVE

    Pupils in Year 1 travelled to Moss Bank Park to visit The HIVE, an educational study centre operated by the Lancashire Wildlife...

  • Young Writer Wins Portico Sadie Massey Award

    Year 11 pupil Emily Graham has been awarded first place in The Portico Sadie Massey Award for Young Writers. The competition is...

  • Ten Year Celebration for Tenacity

    Tenacity of Bolton, the sailing boat built by boys and staff at Bolton School Boys’ Division, along with considerable help from...

  • Junior RNCM Musicians Conclude Lunchtime Concert Series

    Bolton School’s public Lunchtime Concert series concluded with an excellent performance given by students from the Junior Royal...

  • U13s Claim the ‘Triple Triple’ with Water Polo Win

    Bolton School’s water polo teams have made School and national history with their ‘triple triple’ win of English Schools Swimming...

  • AJIS Biathlon Win

    The Junior Girls’ Year 5 team enjoyed great success at the AJIS Biathlon competition. The team of Anna Brennand, Holly Durnian,...

  • Bolton scientist wins prestigious Royal Society of Chemistry award

    Dr Kristy Turner, who works at Bolton School Boys’ Division, is the Royal Society of Chemistry Schools Education Award winner for...

  • Muddy Puddle Walk Raises Funds for Save the Children

    Children at Bolton School Nursery were thrilled to splash through puddles, squelch through mud and explore the world around them...

  • Teachers Perform Lunchtime Concert

    Miss Ormerod and Mrs Ives took to the stage, accompanied by Mrs Hall-Smith, to give a delightful Lunchtime Concert. Around...

  • Anupam in National Table Tennis Finals

    Anupam Tripathi, a Year 7 boy at Bolton School, represented Greater Manchester Schools in the recent Butterfly Schools' National...

  • Old Boltonians Win the Lancashire FA Cup

    In front of a good number of their supporters, including Bolton School Boys' Division Headmaster Philip Britton and OBA President...

  • Impressive Showstoppers at Bake Off Final

    The Bolton School Bake Off has seen twenty-three competitors whittled down over four weeks to just four girls. Pupils have baked...

  • Sixth Form Boys Raise £800 in Charity Fun Walk

    Donning a wide range of colourful fancy dress outfits, the whole of the Lower Sixth Form at Bolton School Boys’ Division took to...

  • Old Boy Delivers Investment Banking Lesson

    Year 13 Economics and Business Studies students from Bolton School Boys’ Division enjoyed an insight into the world of investment...

  • Sixth Formers Help Bolton RUFC to Win Colts Shield

    Six Bolton School Sixth Form students and four Old Boys helped the Bolton RUFC U18s to victory in the Colts League Shield...

  • Dough Disco

    Children at Bolton School Nursery and their parents were invited to a Saturday drop-in session. They enjoyed a fun-filled ‘dough...

  • Old Boy Delivers Investment Banking Lesson

    Year 13 Economics and Business Studies students from Bolton School Boys’ Division enjoyed an insight into the world of investment...

  • Old Boltonians Win the Lancashire FA Cup

    In front of a good number of their supporters, including Bolton School Boys' Division Headmaster Philip Britton and OBA President...

  • Youngsters Try Out Tennis

    The children in Year 1 and Year 2 at Beech House had a fun and exciting day of tennis workshops. Tennis coach Matt Langlands from...

  • Boys’ Success in 500 Word Essay Competition

    Nineteen Junior Boys’ School pupils at Bolton School have made it to the next round of judging in Chris Evans and BBC Radio 2’s...

  • Girls Earn Bronze and Silver Science Crest Awards

    A large number of pupils from Bolton School Girls’ Division have once again participated in the British Science Association’s...

  • Old Boys to Raise Funds in Memory of Grandmas

    Zack Weir and Jackson Shaw, two 19 year olds who left Bolton School Sixth Form last summer, are in intense training ahead of...

  • Old Boys to Raise Funds in Memory of Grandmas

    Zack Weir and Jackson Shaw, two 19 year olds who left Bolton School Sixth Form last summer, are in intense training ahead of...

  • Gymnast Crowned North West Champion

    Year 4 pupil Dinburgh Ai has once again triumphed at the North West Rhythmic Gymnastics Open Championships. She was first in the...

  • Boys Are Top of the Bench

    A team of four pupils from the Boys’ Division have won the Royal Society of Chemistry’s national Top of the Bench...

  • Parallel Oreos Win Battle of the Bands Again

    Year 12 band Parallel Oreos was this year’s Battle of the Bands winner at Bolton School, having last won the prize in 2014....

  • Joint Cross Country League Win for Juniors

    At the recent Bolton Schools’ Cross Country Championships, the results of the League competition from earlier in the year were...

  • Joint Cross Country League Win for Juniors

    At the recent Bolton Schools’ Cross Country Championships, the results of the League competition from earlier in the year were...

  • Dramatic Finals at Football Festival

    Despite a grim forecast, the annual Year 5 and 6 Football Festival hosted by Bolton School ended in a blaze of evening sunshine....

  • Reciprocal Relationship of Poetry and Art Explored

    The Girls’ Division was delighted to welcome art historian Michael Howard to talk about ‘The Poetry of Art and the Art of...

  • Bolton School Supports Tech Control Campaign

    Bolton School is placing itself firmly behind the recent HMC and Digital Sisters’ campaign focusing on how technology is great if...

  • Creative Voices Perform at Open Mic Night

    The Girls’ Division Open Mic Night was a creative celebration of pupils’ individual voices and perspectives. The girls shared the...

  • Competitive Buzz at Spelling Bee

    There was a real competitive buzz at this year’s Bolton School Spelling Bee. Eight local primary schools sent their two very best...

  • Fun at the Football Festival

    Around 500 pupils in Years 3 and 4 took part in the annual Football Festival held at Bolton School, making the event a huge...

  • Competitive Buzz at Spelling Bee

    There was a real competitive buzz at this year’s Bolton School Spelling Bee. Eight local primary schools sent their two very best...

  • Students Celebrate Duke of Edinburgh Awards

    A special awards evening was held at Bolton School as students from the Girls’ and Boys’ Divisions celebrated picking up their...

  • Students Celebrate Duke of Edinburgh Awards

    A special awards evening was held at Bolton School as students from the Girls’ and Boys’ Divisions celebrated picking up their...

  • Leadership Lessons on Army Afternoon

    Boys’ Division pupils in Year 10 stepped up to the challenge of completing a series of ‘Command Tasks’ with the Army North West...

  • Shreya Plays for Lancashire

    Year 9 pupil Shreya Kamath represented Lancashire as a Rank 1 player in the U18 Girls at the Inter County Badminton Tournament...

  • Girls Get Butchery Tips from the Experts

    As part of the Food Preparation and Nutrition GCSE, teachers at Bolton School Girls’ Division called in the experts from...

  • Boys Become Spielbergs for the Afternoon

    Year 11 boys at Bolton School enjoyed an exciting and demanding afternoon producing 10 shot films with direction given by the...

  • Bolton School Hosts AJIS Proms

    Eighty pupils from nineteen independent schools across the North West, including the Junior Boys’ and Junior Girls’ Schools, came...

  • Inspiration from WAGGGS Chair

    Old Girl Nicola Grinstead returned to Bolton School to speak to Girls’ Division Sixth Form students about her experiences and...

  • Bolton School Hosts AJIS Proms

    Eighty pupils from nineteen independent schools across the North West, including the Junior Boys’ and Junior Girls’ Schools, came...

  • Inspiration from WAGGGS Chair

    Old Girl Nicola Grinstead returned to Bolton School to speak to Girls’ Division Sixth Form students about her experiences and...

  • Enthusiasm for Entomology

    Pupils at Bolton School were excited to meet some of the beetles and bugs from Bolton Museum’s collection. Over the course of...

  • Enthusiasm for Entomology

    Pupils at Bolton School were excited to meet some of the beetles and bugs from Bolton Museum’s collection. Over the course of...

  • Teenage Journey – Anxiety and Stress

    Clinical psychologists Rachel Andrew and Natalie Powell addressed a large audience of parents on the subject of anxiety and...

  • Catering's Easter Donation for Derian House

    The Catering Department at Bolton School has donated a huge collection of Easter Eggs to Derian House. More than 40 items were...

  • Catering's Easter Donation for Derian House

    The Catering Department at Bolton School has donated a huge collection of Easter Eggs to Derian House. More than 40 items were...

  • Easter Egg Hunt

    An amazing time was had by all at Bolton School Nursery’s Easter Egg Hunt! All the families at nursery were invited and over a...

  • Healthy Body, Happy Me

    Children at the Nursery took part in a host of activities promoting ‘Healthy Body, Happy Me!’ The Caterpillar Room organised...

  • Junior Boys Herald Spring with Concert

    The Junior Boys welcomed the new season with a wonderful array of music at their Spring Concert, held in the Boys’ Division Great...

  • Triumph for Under 12s

    The U12 Netball team were victorious at the most recent Bolton Schools’ Netball Tournament. They had convincing wins in the group...

  • Non-Uniform Day Raises Over £700 for Birtenshaw

    Girls’ Division pupils have raised £713.41 with their Spring Term non-uniform day in support of Birtenshaw, a charity which...

  • Girls' Gold and Silver Certificates in Chemistry Olympiad

    Four capable Chemistry students from Bolton School Girls’ Division have taken part in Round 1 of the 49th International Chemistry...

  • School Replaces Former Parent's Lost Box

    Cyril Shaw’s daughter attended the Girls’ Division in the 1970s and 1980s, and during that time she enjoyed making a hexagonal...

  • Free Talk on 'The Poetry of Art and the Art of Poetry'

    Bolton School will host a free lecture from Art Historian Michael Howard about ‘The Poetry of Art and the Art of Poetry’ on...

  • Girls Enthralled by Interactive Roman Workshop

    Year 4 pupils in Hesketh House, the Junior Girls' School at Bolton School were enthralled to participate in an interactive Roman...

  • Breadth and Depth of Talent on Show at Spring Concert

    This year’s Spring Concert held at Bolton School Boys’ Division showcased both the depth of talent and the wide variety of...

  • Space Education at Jodrell Bank

    Year Two recently visited Jodrell Bank as part of their space topic. The children looked at the Lovell telescope, played on the...

  • Great Work in Easter Boiled Egg Decoration Competition

    Beech House children, with just a little help from their parents, showed some incredible creativity in the school's Easter Egg...

  • Careers Carousel for Y9 Boys

    Boys in Year 9 of Bolton School Boys’ Division spent the afternoon on a careers carousel as part of the school’s innovative SPACE...

  • Everton Signing for Lizzie

    Lizzie Harkness in Year 8 has been signed for Everton’s U14 squad following recent trials. As Everton is one of the Regional...

  • Sun Shines for Spring Fair

    The Junior Girls enjoyed glorious weather for this year’s Spring Fair at Hesketh House, and the occasion was a huge success....

  • Year 7s Are Town Football Champions

    Bolton School Year 7 boys’ football team has won the Bolton Schools’ Football Tournament, overcoming Rivington and Blackrod High...

  • How Medical Imaging Works

    Dr Heather Williams, Senior Medical Physicist for Nuclear Medicine at Central Manchester University Hospitals and Honorary...

  • Distinction for Girls in Trinity Music Exams

    All six Junior Girls at Bolton School who recently took the Trinity Music Exam have recorded the remarkable feat of achieving...

  • A Lesson in Stress and Depression from Former Pupil

    After a lifetime in the NHS and working for the Ministry of Justice as a Consultant Adolescent Forensic Psychiatrist, Old Girl Dr...

  • How Medical Imaging Works

    Dr Heather Williams, Senior Medical Physicist for Nuclear Medicine at Central Manchester University Hospitals and Honorary...

  • A Lesson in Stress and Depression from Former Pupil

    After a lifetime in the NHS and working for the Ministry of Justice as a Consultant Adolescent Forensic Psychiatrist, Old Girl Dr...

  • Careers Carousel for Y9 Boys

    Boys in Year 9 of Bolton School Boys’ Division spent the afternoon on a careers carousel as part of the school’s innovative SPACE...

  • Miss Saigon Refreshments

    The Senior Boys’ and Senior Girls’ Parents’ Associations joined forces to put on a lavish spread of refreshments during the...

  • Stunning Student Production of Miss Saigon

    The Joint Senior Production of Miss Saigon was a sell-out success. Set against the backdrop of the Vietnam War, the audience was...

  • Pupils SHINE Again at Bolton School

    SHINE 2017, run by teachers and Sixth Form students at Bolton School, has been a great success and over forty Year 5 children...

  • Stunning Student Production of Miss Saigon

    The Joint Senior Production of Miss Saigon was a sell-out success. Set against the backdrop of the Vietnam War, the audience was...

  • Pupils SHINE Again at Bolton School

    SHINE 2017, run by teachers and Sixth Form students at Bolton School, has been a great success and over forty Year 5 children...

  • Stunning Student Production of Miss Saigon

    The Joint Senior Production of Miss Saigon was a sell-out success. Set against the backdrop of the Vietnam War, the audience was...

  • Stunning Student Production of Miss Saigon

    The Joint Senior Production of Miss Saigon was a sell-out success. Set against the backdrop of the Vietnam War, the audience was...

  • Nursery Class Eats Its Words

    This week Bolton School's Nursery Class enjoyed a delightful French breakfast after their morning French lesson. As the 3 and 4...

  • Nursery's Wear Red Day for Comic Relief

    Children at Bolton School Nursery wore red today to help raise funds for Comic Relief. Cake sales and donations from parents...

  • Nursery Class Celebrates Mothers' Day

    Children in the Nursery Class for Three and Four Year Olds enjoyed celebrating Mothers' Day with their mums and grandmas! They...

  • Beech House Raises Funds for Comic Relief

    Children and parents at Beech House, Bolton School's Infant School wore red today to help raise funds for Comic Relief. Across...

  • Old Boy’s Flying Visit

    Former pupil Jason Appleton, dropped in, literally, to Bolton School as he paid a flying visit which was enjoyed by pupils from...

  • Old Boy’s Flying Visit

    Former pupil Jason Appleton, dropped in, literally, to Bolton School as he paid a flying visit which was enjoyed by pupils from...

  • Old Boys Named in England Water Polo Team

    Former pupils Aaron Winstanley and Lewis Daly, along with former member of staff, Addison Brown, have been named in the England...

  • Old Boys Named in England Water Polo Team

    Former pupils Aaron Winstanley and Lewis Daly, along with former member of staff, Addison Brown, have been named in the England...

  • Junior Girls Meet Their Sponsored Police Horse

    It proved to be a playtime with a difference as Junior Girls at Bolton School got to meet not one but two police horses!  Bumble...

  • The Budget Explained

    Sixth Form students from the Girls’ Division and Boys’ Division of Bolton School enjoyed a fascinating lunchtime seminar which...

  • The Budget Explained

    Sixth Form students from the Girls’ Division and Boys’ Division of Bolton School enjoyed a fascinating lunchtime seminar which...

  • The Budget Explained

    Sixth Form students from the Girls’ Division and Boys’ Division of Bolton School enjoyed a fascinating lunchtime seminar which...

  • Mums Visit for Mothers’ Day

    Bolton School’s Nursery celebrated Mothers’ Day early by inviting mothers and grandmothers to join in with activities one...

  • Fairytale Playtime

    Children in the Nursery Class for Three and Four Year Olds have been reading the story of Hansel and Gretel. Some children had a...

  • Hurdling Fun for Sport Relief

    Children in the Butterfly and Caterpillar Rooms at the Nursery had a go at hurdling to join in the fun for Sport Relief. Under...

  • Double County Vest for Matthew

    Matthew Mair in Year 8 has performed at a county level in two different sports in recent weeks, representing both Greater...

  • Jos Maintains Family's National Water Polo Tradition

    Playing water polo for one's country it seems is a family tradition for the Winstanleys. Youngest of three brothers, Jos, aged...

  • U14s are Runners-Up in Lancashire Schools’ Rugby Plate Final

    Bolton School U14s’ rugby team ended a good season by reaching the Lancashire County Schools’ Finals’ Day after impressive wins...

  • GB Call Up for Tennis Star Vlada

    Vlada Kozak, a 10 year old pupil at the Junior School of Bolton School Girls’ Division, has been called up to the GB tennis team...

  • Gifted Local Pupils Enjoy Bolton School Maths Tuition

    Eight talented Year 6 pupils at Lostock Primary School have been enjoying extra Mathematics tuition in after school classes with...

  • KPMG Launches Summer Internships Again

    KPMG will once again run their flagship summer vacation programme exclusively for Bolton School Sixth Form students. The four...

  • KPMG Launches Summer Internships Again

    KPMG will once again run their flagship summer vacation programme exclusively for Bolton School Sixth Form students. The four...

  • Baking Club Treats

    Pupils in Year 2 have had fun whipping up batches of tasty treats at Baking Club! The children have so far made cupcakes, jam...

  • Boys and Parents Raise Money to Fight Breast Cancer

    Junior Boys at Bolton School joined forces with their parents at the school’s Christmas Fair to raise £1,350 for the Breast Unit...

  • Badminton Star Selected for County Tournament

    Shreya Kamath in Year 9 has been selected to represent Lancashire at the prestigious Under 18 Inter County Badminton tournament...

  • Technology Assists Alumni Talks

    Technology allowed two Old Boys to connect with current Boys’ Division students. Rob Dobson and Adam Crook used Skype and...

  • Sixteen Join Lancashire Lacrosse U15s

    A large crop of Girls’ Division pupils were selected for the U15 Lancashire Lacrosse A and B teams this year. Sixteen pupils from...

  • Netball Triumph for U14s

    The U14 Netball team emerged victorious from a tough final against Turton School in the Bolton Schools’ Netball Tournament. The...

  • Technology Assists Alumni Talks

    Technology allowed two Old Boys to connect with current Boys’ Division students. Rob Dobson and Adam Crook used Skype and...

  • Seniors Entertain Juniors

    A lunchtime audience of fifty junior boys at Bolton School enjoyed a concert performed by four senior boys, three of whom were...

  • Learning Through ‘The Three Little Pigs’

    The Nursery Class for Three and Four Year Olds has been looking at the story of The Three Little Pigs this week. The classic...

  • Dance Club Supports Former Member's Fundraising

    Old Boy James Dunne started dancing six years ago at the School’s Strictly Dance Club run by Mrs Fielding. After leaving Bolton...

  • Dance Club Supports Former Member's Fundraising

    Old Boy James Dunne started dancing six years ago at the School’s Strictly Dance Club run by Mrs Fielding. After leaving Bolton...

  • Seeing Inside - Free Medical Imaging Lecture

    On Monday 27th March 2017 at 7.00pm, Bolton School will host a free lecture from Senior Medical Physicist Dr Heather Williams on...

  • Paralympians' Massage Therapist Encourages Athletes

    Gifted and talented sports pupils were encouraged to follow their passion in a talk from Sally Barker, the Director of SB Sports...

  • Paralympians' Massage Therapist Encourages Athletes

    Gifted and talented sports pupils were encouraged to follow their passion in a talk from Sally Barker, the Director of SB Sports...

  • Careers Revealed at World of Work Event

    Students in Year 12 in the Boys’ and Girls’ Divisions were offered a morning filled with insights and advice as part of the...

  • Careers Revealed at World of Work Event

    Students in Year 12 in the Boys’ and Girls’ Divisions were offered a morning filled with insights and advice as part of the...

  • Schoolchildren Are Taken to the Moon

    Infants and Juniors at Bolton School have enjoyed a thrilling range of adventures which included visiting the Milky Way, the...

  • Schoolchildren Are Taken to the Moon

    Infants and Juniors at Bolton School have enjoyed a thrilling range of adventures which included visiting the Milky Way, the...

  • Conference Inspires Lifelong Volunteers

    Pupils from Westhoughton High School joined Boys’ and Girls’ Division students for an afternoon conference focused on community...

  • Schoolchildren Are Taken to the Moon

    Infants and Juniors at Bolton School have enjoyed a thrilling range of adventures which included visiting the Milky Way, the...

  • Christie Boost from Girls’ Christmas Fundraiser

    Bolton School Year 10 girls’ Christmas Post, which sees Forms compete against one another to raise funds for charity, raised over...

  • Schools Together Conference Measures Partnerships’ Impact

    Following on from the inaugural Schools Together conference in November 2016 in London, the second meeting, held at Bolton...

  • Schools Together Conference Measures Partnerships’ Impact

    Following on from the inaugural Schools Together conference in November 2016 in London, the second meeting, held at Bolton...

  • School into Greater Manchester Football Cup Semi

    Bolton School’s U12 football team is in the semi-final of the Greater Manchester Cup, where they will play an away fixture...

  • School Wins National U18 Water Polo Title Again

    Bolton School remains the best U18 water polo school team in the country, having won the national ESSA title for the fourth year...

  • Safari Park Adventures

    Pupils in Year 1 had a fabulous day at Knowsley Safari Park. They looked at all sorts of creatures, large and small, from...

  • Creative Characters for World Book Day

    Book characters galore arrived in School to celebrate the 20th anniversary of World Book Day. Pupils enjoyed showing off their...

  • Characters Come Alive on World Book Day

    World Book Day at the Nursery saw characters from a host of stories come to life! The children dressed up as their favourite...

  • World Book Day Celebrations at Beech House

    Two hundred Bolton School Infants did themselves proud this year as they donned a wide range of costumes to celebrate World Book...

  • Literary Celebrations for 20th World Book Day

    Pupils in the Boys’ and Girls’ Divisions got into the spirit of World Book Day, which this year celebrates its twentieth...

  • Accomplished Playing at Young Musician of the Year Awards

    In its thirteenth year, the Bolton School Boys’ Division Young Musician of the Year competition once again provided another...

  • Literary Celebrations for 20th World Book Day

    Pupils in the Boys’ and Girls’ Divisions got into the spirit of World Book Day, which this year celebrates its twentieth...

  • Pupils Enjoy the Goldilocks Story

    Children at Beech House act out a scene from the Goldilocks and the Three Bears story. The activity was part of their work on...

  • Toys - Now and Then

    Children are photographed here busily measuring and weighing their favourite toys. The activity was part of their topic on...

  • Fun at the Physics Olympics

    Pupils in Year 9 from 13 Ogden Trust Partnership schools came together at Bolton School to compete in the annual Physics...

  • Gifted and Talented Enjoy Bolton School Workshop

    Thirty gifted and talented pupils from a wide range of junior schools from across the North-West enjoyed an English and Design...

  • Fun at the Physics Olympics

    Pupils in Year 9 from 13 Ogden Trust Partnership schools came together at Bolton School to compete in the annual Physics...

  • School Community Enjoys Colin Milburn Play

    Students, former students and staff of Bolton School were joined by the public for a stunning evening performance of a new play,...

  • Pancake Day Fun

    Children enjoyed making and eating pancakes on Pancake Day!

  • Year 11s Introduced to National Citizen Service at BLGC

    The Year 11 girls visited Bolton Lads and Girls Club to learn more about National Citizen Service or NCS, a scheme which...

  • 10 Year Old Wins Junior Slalom Race

    Henry Ainscough, a Year 6 pupil at Bolton School Junior Boys’ School, enjoyed success over the half-term break, placing first in...

  • Author Reveals Roman Mysteries

    Caroline Lawrence, the author of the popular Roman Mysteries series of books, visited School to talk to Year 7 pupils in the...

  • Author Reveals Roman Mysteries

    Caroline Lawrence, the author of the popular Roman Mysteries series of books, visited School to talk to Year 7 pupils in the...

  • Author Reveals Roman Mysteries

    Caroline Lawrence, the author of the popular Roman Mysteries series of books, visited School to talk to Year 7 pupils in the...

  • Contemplating the Origins of the Universe with Professor Forshaw

    Particle Physicist Professor Jeff Forshaw of the University of Manchester provided a stimulating lecture at Bolton School on...

  • Old Boy Welcomes Pope Francis in Historic Visit to Anglican Church

    Jonathan Boardman, who left Bolton School in 1982 as Captain of the School and who is now The Venerable Jonathan Boardman,...

  • Old Boy Welcomes Pope Francis in Historic Visit to Anglican Church

    Jonathan Boardman, who left Bolton School in 1982 as Captain of the School and who is now The Venerable Jonathan Boardman,...

  • Former Pupil Teddy Wins 100m US Freestyle Swim Race

    Teddy Pender, who left Bolton School in 2014 to study at Bates College, Maine, enjoyed success at the recent New England Small...

  • Former Pupil Teddy Wins 100m US Freestyle Swim Race

    Teddy Pender, who left Bolton School in 2014 to study at Bates College, Maine, enjoyed success at the recent New England Small...

  • Weekend Drop-in Session Benefits Nursery Parents

    Parents of children attending Bolton School Nursery enjoyed a weekend session on helping them understand different aspects of the...

  • Wish List Items Funded by Parents' Association

    Each year the Parents’ Association considers requests from Boys’ Division staff for funding for items to enhance the experience...

  • Pupils Meet Olympic Runner

    Gifted and talented athletes and pupils in the Junior Schools were excited to meet Olympic runner Eilish McColgan when she...

  • Pupils Meet Olympic Runner

    Gifted and talented athletes and pupils in the Junior Schools were excited to meet Olympic runner Eilish McColgan when she...

  • Pupils Meet Olympic Runner

    Gifted and talented athletes and pupils in the Junior Schools were excited to meet Olympic runner Eilish McColgan when she...

  • Pupils Meet Olympic Runner

    Gifted and talented athletes and pupils in the Junior Schools were excited to meet Olympic runner Eilish McColgan when she...

  • Professions Explored on NHS Careers Day

    An NHS Careers Day allowed pupils in Years 10 to 13 to explore the varied and interesting roles available within the NHS,...

  • Professions Explored on NHS Careers Day

    An NHS Careers Day allowed pupils in Years 10 to 13 to explore the varied and interesting roles available within the NHS,...

  • ISFA Accomplishments for James and Josh

    Year 13 pupil James Kay has been awarded his full Independent Schools’ Football Association (ISFA) International cap. He has...

  • Pupils Face Grandmaster in Simultaneous Chess Match

    Old Boy and chess grandmaster Nigel Short returned to Bolton School to meet the new crop of chess enthusiasts at his former...

  • Pupils Face Grandmaster in Simultaneous Chess Match

    Old Boy and chess grandmaster Nigel Short returned to Bolton School to meet the new crop of chess enthusiasts at his former...

  • Pupils Face Grandmaster in Simultaneous Chess Match

    Old Boy and chess grandmaster Nigel Short returned to Bolton School to meet the new crop of chess enthusiasts at his former...

  • Pupils Face Grandmaster in Simultaneous Chess Match

    Old Boy and chess grandmaster Nigel Short returned to Bolton School to meet the new crop of chess enthusiasts at his former...

  • Pupils Face Grandmaster in Simultaneous Chess Match

    Old Boy and chess grandmaster Nigel Short returned to Bolton School to meet the new crop of chess enthusiasts at his former...

  • Creative Juices Flow on Lake District Retreat

    Pupils from across several year groups at Bolton School Girls’ Division enjoyed a half-term writing retreat to the Lake District....

  • Berlin Boost for German Students

    Sixth Form German students from the Girls’ Division of Bolton School boosted their appreciation of German culture, history and...

  • Young Enterprise Girls’ Win at Trafford Centre

    Luxe & Co, one of three Young Enterprise teams from Bolton School Girls’ Division that plied their wares at an intu Trafford...

  • Learning About the Dentist

    The children in the Butterfly Room were visited by dentist Mayuri Mirji, whose child attends the Nursery. She brought with her...

  • Valentine’s Day Fun at Nursery

    Children at Bolton School’s Nursery dressed in their finest red and pink outfits to honour Valentine’s Day! Boys and girls also...

  • Arts Week for Beech House Children

    The whole of the Infant School at Bolton School enjoyed a busy and colourful Arts Week in the final week of term.  Headteacher...

  • Year 8s Impress in Vaulting Competition

    Seven Year 8 pupils competed in the final of the annual Vaulting Competition. The whole of the year group took part in the...

  • Thank You for Sixty Years

    In an end of term assembly, pupils and staff at Hesketh House, Bolton School Junior Girls’ School, said an emotional thank you...

  • Swimmers Win County Medals

    Two Girls’ Division pupils have won multiple gold and silver medals at the Lancashire County Swimming Championships. Lucy Dixon...

  • It's Official, Bolton School Boys' Division is Excellent

    Inspected in December 2016, Bolton School Boys' Division has been awarded the top rating of "excellent" by the Independent...

  • It's Official, Bolton School Boys' Division is Excellent

    Inspected in December 2016, Bolton School Boys' Division has been awarded the top rating of "excellent" by the Independent...

  • It's Official, Bolton School Boys' Division is Excellent

    Inspected in December 2016, Bolton School Boys' Division has been awarded the top rating of "excellent" by the Independent...

  • Boys Learn about National Citizen Service

    Boys’ Division pupils in Year 11 visited Bolton Lads and Girls Club to find out more about NCS, or National Citizen Service. This...

  • Rainbow of Coins for Children’s Charity

    Pupils at the Junior Girls’ School dressed in all the colours of the rainbow to show their support for Rainbows4Children, a...

  • Girls Learn the Russian Way

    Working in House groups, the whole of the Junior Girls’ School spent a day off timetable and absorbed in all things...

  • Music Festival Showcases Talent

    The Girls’ Division Music Festival took place over the course of two days, allowing pupils in Years 7 to 13 to perform on a wide...

  • School Backs New Chartered College of Teaching

    Bolton School is supporting the Chartered College of Teaching by encouraging staff to join the new professional body set up by...

  • U18 Water Polo cheer