News for 2019

  • Mia in New BBC1 Remake of A Christmas Carol

    Mia Slater, a Y9 pupil at Bolton School Girls’ Division, will certainly have a Christmas to remember as she appears in BBC One’s...

  • Brilliant Bakes from Christmas Cake Club

    This term, girls in Years 8 and 9 have been hard at work creating an impressive batch of Christmas Cakes. The beautifully...

  • Choirs in Fine Voice for Ceremony of Carols

    The Ceremony of Carols in the Girls’ Division was once again an evening of tradition, reflection and beautiful music. The Chamber...

  • Girls' Charitable Giving at Christmas

    Pupils at Bolton School Girls’ Division have supported a wide range of charities in the run-up to Christmas while enjoying the...

  • Juniors' Gymnastics Final

    Eleven young gymnasts performed in the Junior Boys’ Gymnastics Final, which took place on the penultimate day of term before an...

  • Chocolate Workshop for Year 11

    Year 11 pupils had a fabulous trip to Slattery's Patissier and Chocolatier. The girls attended a chocolate-making course, during...

  • Old Boy's Filmmaking Success Story

    After leaving Bolton School in the summer of 2015, Old Boy Oliver Hill went to study Digital Film Production at Ravensbourne...

  • Y2 Choir Spreads Christmas Joy

    The Y2 Choir at Bolton School Infant School made the short journey up Chorley New Road to entertain local pensioners and...

  • Old Boy's Legal Insights at Tillotson Lecture

    This year’s Tillotson Lecture was given by The Rt Hon Sir Ernest Ryder. An Old Boy who attended the Boys’ Division from 1962 to...

  • Academy Selection for Young Netball Players

    Two Girls’ Division pupils in Year 8 have recently been selected for regional netball academies. Molly Grimshaw has been asked to...

  • Traditional Celebration at Carol Service

    The Junior Boys’ Carol Service in the Boys’ Division Great Hall was a delightful evening of readings, carols and choral...

  • School Meets Christmas Hamper Challenge Again

    Pupils at Bolton School have again risen to Urban Outreach’s Christmas Hamper Challenge. Each year, local charity Urban Outreach...

  • Boys Celebrate Christmas Through Words, Song and Prayer

    Headmaster Philip Britton welcomed a large gathering to this year’s Christmas Festival at Bolton School Boys’ Division. A...

  • Boys' Artistic Holocaust Tributes

    A group of Boys’ Division pupils have created commemorative artwork to honour the victims and survivors of the Holocaust. Art...

  • Stories from the Stable

    The Junior Girls told the story of the Nativity from the point of view of the animals who were there when Jesus was born, from...

  • Boys Perform 'A Christmas Carol'

    Old Boy Sam Warburton (Class of 2018) reviews the recent production of A Christmas Carol: For four nights, pupils from Years 9...

  • Local Pupils Enjoy RSC Christmas Chemistry Lecture

    Over 1,000 local pupils from 20 secondary schools from across the North-West joined pupils from the Boys’ Division and Girls’...

  • Special Visitor at Nursery's Christmas Party

    Children aged 0-4 years from Bolton School Nursery enjoyed their Christmas party at the School's Arts and Conference Centre....

  • Girls' Impressive Production of As You Like It

    A cast of 22 pupils in Years 7, 8 and 9 from Bolton School Girls’ Division produced an impressive interpretation of Shakespeare’s...

  • Children Benefit from Beech House Toys Collection

    The parents and guardians of children at Beech House, Bolton School’s Infant School, have once again shown themselves to be...

  • Girls’ Trolley Dash to Give Christmas Cheer

    With £4,448 raised, Charity representatives from each Form in Year 7 of Bolton School Girls’ Division enjoyed a lunchtime...

  • Nursery's 'Whoops-A-Daisy' Nativity

    The Nursery Class and Butterfly Class performed another successful collaborative Nativity production to kick off the festive...

  • Teacher Shortlisted onto the i25 List

    Congratulations have been in order this week for Nic Ford, Deputy Head (Academic) at Bolton School Boys’ Division, as he became...

  • Chemistry Collaboration Explores the Environmental Impact of Contact Lenses

    Students from the Boys’ Division of Bolton School are working with Sixth Form students from Haslingden High School and...

  • Boys’ Division Contributes to The Elements Song

    Chemistry students and teacher Dr Kristy Turner at Bolton School Boys’ Division have helped celebrate the end of the...

  • Girls Win Mace Debating Competition

    A team of three Sixth Form girls from Bolton School – Lily Rimmer, Sarah Walker and Jessica Buckthorpe – has won through to the...

  • Chairman of Governors Retires

    Michael Griffiths has retired as Chairman of the Governing Body at Bolton School. Mr Griffiths, who is a former pupil of the...

  • Musical Accompaniment to Winter Sparkle Fair

    Members of the Girls’ Division Flute Quartet and a joint band, the Tepid Grapes were delighted to perform at the Beech House...

  • Platinum Award for Concert Band

    The Joint Concert Band was recently invited to perform at the National Concert Band Festival (NCBF) heats, held at Newman RC...

  • Old Girl's Lessons on Modern Slavery

    Students in both Divisions had important lessons on Modern Slavery from Old Girl Susan Banister (1982 to 1989). She returned to...

  • The Taming of Three Species: A Presentation by Alice Roberts

    A 400-strong public audience, including pupils from five local schools, attended the much anticipated enrichment presentation...

  • Shreya Presented with Engineering Scholarship

    Shreya Kamath in Year 12 was one of the students hand-picked from across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland to achieve...

  • Lancashire Call-up for Over 20 Lacrosse Girls

    Over the last month, a number of pupils from Bolton School Girls’ Division Year 9 upwards have trialled for the Under 18 and...

  • Junior Boys are the Bolton News’ Fundraiser of the Year

    Pupils and staff from Park Road, the Junior Boys’ School of Bolton School, were delighted to win this year’s Fundraiser of the...

  • Boys Perform Hits at Autumn Concert

    Concert season in the Boys’ Division commenced with the Autumn Concert. Pupils, parents and staff gathered in the Great Hall for...

  • Choir Performs for Conference

    The Girls’ Division Middle School Choir travelled to Bristol to sing at the GSA (Girls’ School Association) Conference 2019, an...

  • Y1 Learns About The Fire of London

    Y1 girls and boys at Bolton School Infant School (Beech House) enjoyed a hands-on and instructive visiting History workshop about...

  • Old Girl Teaches Boys About Antibiotics

    As part of World Antibiotics Awareness Week Thorrun Govind, who left Bolton School in 2010 and went on to complete a degree in...

  • School Sees Spots for Children in Need

    Pupils all across Bolton School got involved with raising money for Children in Need. Children in the Nursery Class for Three-...

  • Linguists Excel at Debate

    Three teams of Bolton School students took part in the Languages Debating Competition held at Cheadle Hulme School and all three...

  • U13s’ Win Seals Last 16 Place in ISFA Cup

    Bolton School’s U13 football team enjoyed a profitable trip over The Pennines recording an impressive 4-1 victory over The...

  • Anna Helps England U17s to Victory in Euro Qualifiers

    Anna Phillips, a Y12 student at Bolton School, joined up with the England Women’s U17 Squad at the UEFA Phase 1 Euro Qualifiers...

  • Software Engineer Shares His Story with Boys

    Andrew Warburton, who left Bolton School in 2014 having attended from Nursery through to Sixth Form, returned to his alma mater...

  • Class Support for Chorley Hedgehog Rescue Centre

    Bolton School's Nursery Class has been studying a new topic ‘Into The Dark . . .’ As part of the topic, the three and four year...

  • RRG Group Sponsor Football Kit

    RRG Group Bolton are the new sponsors of Bolton School Boys' Division's football kit. They have sponsored six teams from U12s...

  • Reflecting on Remembrance

    Poetry readings and time for reflection during prayers, music and moments of silence formed this year’s service of Remembrance in...

  • Assembly Marks 100 Years of Remembrance

    One hundred years since the first Remembrance Sunday and the laying of wreaths in Whitehall, pupils, staff and governors gathered...

  • Gold for Marcus at World Thai Boxing

    Competing in Italy at the World Thai Boxing Championship, Marcus Williams, a Y10 GCSE pupil at Bolton School Boys’ Division, has...

  • World Champion's Path to Powerlifting Success

    Year 10 pupil Porscha Johnson has been named the GPC Under 60kg/Under 16 Powerlifting World Champion, despite taking up the sport...

  • Upbeat Evening at Autumn Concert

    The massed voices of Year 8 formed a stunning centrepiece to this year’s Autumn Concert. The girls performed two upbeat songs...

  • Life Lessons from Arctic Explorer

    “When things go wrong – and they will go wrong – try to make the very best of the situation,” this was the advice of Arctic...

  • Megan's Busy Week with the Air Cadets

    Megan Baxendale, a Y11 pupil at Bolton School Girls’ Division, has had a busy and successful Half-Term with her Air Cadet...

  • International Experience for Year 8 GB Skier

    Gabriella Giambattista-Hunt, a Year 8 pupil at Bolton School Girls’ Division, enjoyed her first taste of international skiing,...

  • Happy Halloween at the Nursery

    Children at Bolton School’s Nursery enjoyed spooky activities throughout the day to celebrate Halloween. The whole Nursery was...

  • National Bronze in Taekwon-Do

    Congratulations to Year 10 pupil Ziyaad Tahier, who participated in the ITF (International Taekwon-Do Federation) National...

  • Diwali Celebration at Nursery

    Children at Bolton School’s Nursery celebrated Diwali with bright colours and lights. All of the rooms were decorated for the...

  • International Silver for Judo Jamie

    Year 10 pupil Jamie Death represented England Judo at two competitions in Holland this month. He had a fantastic performance at...

  • Pumpkin Picking at Windmill Farm

    Bolton School's Butterfly Class had a fantastic day collecting pumpkins at Windmill Farm last week. They also enjoyed sessions at...

  • Junior Boys Enjoy Flying Visit from Helicopter Pilot

    Year 3 pupils at Bolton School Boys’ Division enjoyed a particularly ‘Fun Friday’ on the last day of term when they were visited...

  • Nursery's Chance to Win a Star

    A child at Bolton School Nursery has the chance to win a star for the Nursery as part of a national art competition. Paris Li,...

  • Anna to Represent England U17s in Euro Qualifiers

    Anna Phillips, a Y12 pupil in the Girls’ Division of Bolton School, has been selected for the U17s’ England Women’s Football...

  • Children's Fiction Award Launched for 2020

    The Bolton Children’s Fiction Award 2020 shortlist has been announced! The six books were first revealed to excited members of...

  • Fun Run Sponsorship for Boys’ Four Charities

    The Junior Boys’ annual Fun Run at the end of the summer term saw pupils don a colourful array of costumes to raise £8,160. The...

  • 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...

  • An Evening of Musical Celebration

    On Wednesday 16 October, 25 Bolton School pupils representing every year group from Years 7-13 entertained a highly appreciative...

  • U15s and U16s Netball Teams are Convincing Town Champions

    There was something of a 'goal-fest' at the Under 15 Town Netball Finals on the Tuesday before the Half Term break for Bolton...

  • Former Pupils Mentor Sixth Form Boys

    Y12 and Y13 boys at Bolton School enjoyed an afternoon with Old Boltonians Peter Acton (1964-71) and David Seddon (1960-71). The...

  • Olympian Offers Tips for Unlocking Potential

    Olympic athlete Jenny Meadows visited Bolton School to deliver an inspiring message to pupils in the Junior and Senior Schools....

  • 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...

  • Harvest Collection Supports Local Charity

    Year 2 helped the rest of the children at Beech House and visiting members of their families to celebrate the Harvest with a...

  • Fascinating Insight into the Lives of Jack the Ripper's Victims

    Bolton School was delighted to welcome social historian Hallie Rubenhold, recent author of The Five: The Untold Lives of the...

  • Recycling Month at Nursery

    Children at Bolton School’s Nursery have enjoyed lots of activities during their Recycling Month! The children leaned songs and...

  • 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...

  • Boys Learn Halloween and Bonfire Safety

    Firefighters from Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service visited pupils at Park Road to teach the boys more about fire safety...

  • The Parkinson Cricketing Twins Return to Bolton School

    Cricketing twins Callum and Matthew Parkinson, having left Bolton School in the summer of 2013, returned to Bolton School to talk...

  • Harvest Assembly with Urban Outreach

    Dave Bagley of Urban Outreach thanked two hundred junior boys at Bolton School for their kind food donations and told them how...

  • 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...

  • Careers & HE Fair as Popular as Ever

    Over 1,000 GCSE and A level students from across the region recently enjoyed the Bolton School Careers and Higher Education Fair....

  • Harvest at Hesketh House

    The Junior Girls’ Charity Representatives and members of the School Council presented a Harvest Festival Assembly with help from...

  • 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...

  • Netball Team Nabs Silver at GSA Tournament

    Nine pupils in Year 9 travelled to Condover to take part in the annual Girls’ School Association (GSA) Netball Tournament. As...

  • 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...

  • Alfie Wins National Tennis Title at Wimbledon

    Tennis star Alfie King, a Y7 pupil in Bolton School Boys’ Division, has become a national Doubles Winner at Wimbledon. The 11...

  • 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...

  • A Celebration of Reading at Children’s Book Award

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

  • Sage Advice Inspires at Summer Prizegiving

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

  • Girls Are Greater Manchester Netball Champions

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

  • Exam Piece Wins Best of Bolton Art Prize

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

  • Celebrating Students’ Community Action

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

  • Best Ever Results in Biology Olympiad

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

  • Recent Leavers Reconvene

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

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

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

  • Boys Wake Up to Yoga

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

  • Year 6 Brings ‘Olivia’ To Life

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

  • Café Scientifique Inspires Future Engineers

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

  • Training for the World of Work

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

  • Boys Learn Cycling Proficiency

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

  • Book Clubs Discuss Diverse Fiction

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

  • Grease is the Word

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

  • Future Entrepreneurs Deliver Tasty Concepts

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

  • Career Advice from FinTech Leader

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

  • Top Musicians Perform at a RNCM Concert

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

  • Y6 Boy Wins Primary Engineer Leaders’ Award

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

  • Boys’ Art Captures the Horror of Genocide

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

  • Infants’ Victorian Day at the Seaside

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

  • Bolton School Wins Fundraising Campaign of the Year

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

  • Eid Celebration Tea

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

  • First Prize at Salters Festival of Chemistry

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

  • Child Safety Week in Nursery

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

  • Infants Enjoy Outdoor Adventure Learning

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

  • School Receives Olympic Officials Blazer

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

  • Girls Learn About Personal Safety from an Expert

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

  • Girls Discuss Ramadan on Woman’s Hour

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

  • Fun Run to Raise Thousands

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

  • Where Can I Work in the Awesome NHS

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

  • Sir Ian Spends Special Day at School

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

  • Year 6 Pupils Consider Careers

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

  • Ducklings Make A Splash

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

  • Musical Variety at Lunchtime Recitals

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

  • Junior Girl Launches Engines Off Campaign

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

  • Battle of the Sexes in Book Award Vote

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

  • Boys' Battlefields Trip

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

  • Fabulous Evening of Ensemble Performances

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

  • Fond Farewell for Class of 2019

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

  • Career Insights from Chief Science Officer

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

  • School Presence at Water Polo Internationals

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

  • U14s Win The Greater Manchester Cup

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

  • Bolton School: A Tradition of Philanthropy

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

  • Cricket Match Remembers Former Headmaster

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

  • Creative Showstoppers at Bake Off Final

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

  • 133 Teams Compete in School's Football Festival

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

  • Liz Berry Performs at Girls' Poetry Festival

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

  • Children's Joy as Chicks Hatch

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

  • Music Teachers Demonstrate Instruments

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

  • Ben Enjoys Success with Liverpool FC

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

  • National Ski Success for Y7 Pupil

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

  • West End Girls

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

  • Girls Perform a May Serenade

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

  • Girls are National Water Polo Champions

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

  • Physicist Examines Dark Side of the Universe

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

  • Forty Days of Giving Benefits Urban Outreach

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

  • Former Winner Judges Battle of the Bands

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

  • Celebrating Duke of Edinburgh Achievements

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

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

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

  • Commemorating St George's Day

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

  • Choir Impresses Ramsbottom Music Festival

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

  • Children Craft Easter Bonnets

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

  • All the School’s a Stage

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

  • Girls Reach the North-West Young Enterprise Final

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

  • Poetry Festival to Feature Award-Winning Poet

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

  • Bolton's Last Choir Singing

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

  • Nursery Class Makes Creative Easter Bonnets

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

  • Easter Eco Bonnets are Simply Stunning

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

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

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

  • Teams Play Three Football Finals in a Week

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

  • Thank You For The Music

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

  • Explore the Dark Side of the Universe at Talk

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

  • Boys Achieve Gold in Science Olympiads

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

  • Captivating Talk On The Failure of Appeasement

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

  • Silver and Bronze Certificates in Chemistry Olympiad

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

  • Jamie is Judo Golden Boy

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

  • GCSE Girls Enjoy Visit of an Award-Winning Chef

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

  • Children Prepare Mother's Day Treats

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

  • Army Activities Build Soft Skills

    Activities organised and run by the Army North West Outreach Team helped pupils in Year 10 to develop their teamwork,...

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

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

  • Spanish Spelling Bee Success

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

  • School Celebrates Books and Reading

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

  • Individual Award at Top of the Bench

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

  • Bolton School Fills Bridgewater Hall with Music

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

  • Medals for Acrobatic Gymnast

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

  • Girls Make the Lancashire Lacrosse Cut

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

  • Pupil Takes Part in Act of Remembrance

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

  • An Astrophysicist Returns

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

  • Pulsars and Dark Matter Learning at Café Scientifique

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

  • Conference Makes Philosophy Real

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

  • Y10 Fundraiser for Rossendale Special Ski Club

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

  • Am I too Sensitive for Science?

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

  • Survivor’s Experience of the Holocaust

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

  • U12s Are Town Netball Champions

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

  • U13s Continue Netball Winning Streak

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

  • International Representation at Water Polo

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

  • Tim Bouverie to Discuss WW2 Appeasement

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

  • A Celebration of Technicians!

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

  • Girls Selected for North-East Super Counties Lax Squad

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

  • Writers Explore Creativity at Patterdale Hall

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

  • Red Noses for Comic Relief

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

  • Exciting Experiments for Science Week

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

  • School Hosts PE Conference for Local Primaries

    Bolton School hosted this year’s Bolton School Games PE Conference which focused heavily on inclusion. School Games organisers...

  • Ocean Currents and Climate Change

    Sixth Form students had the opportunity to learn more about climate change and the physics of the oceans from Old Boy Meric...

  • A Life of Crime?

    Former pupil Lindsy Slamon returned to Bolton School to deliver a fascinating insight into the working life of a Senior Crime...

  • Young Musician Competition Showcases Outstanding Musical Talent

    Bolton School Boys’ Division’s fifteenth Young Musician of the Year competition showcased the school’s outstanding range of...

  • Lacrosse Champions of the North

    Last Saturday, the U12 and U13 lacrosse teams travelled to Queen Margaret’s School in York, to compete in the Northern Schools...

  • Girls Benefit from a Wealth of Career and Life Advice

    As part of International Women’s Day, pupils at Bolton School Girls’ Division were given a wealth of advice from twenty...

  • Children Enjoy a Brilliant World Book Day

    Children in Bolton School’s Nursery Class dressed in a variety of costumes from Little Miss Sunshine and Peter Rabbit, to The...

  • Pupils Share Love of Books

    Colourful costumes were in evidence throughout Bolton School as pupils dressed up as their favourite fictional characters to...

  • Workshops Help Uncover Medieval History

    Pupils in Year 5 at the Junior Girls’ School have been finding out about Vikings and Anglo-Saxons as part of their Learning...

  • Free Talk Will Challenge Science Stereotypes

    Bolton School will host a free, public talk from Dr Emily Grossman entitled ‘Too Sensitive For Science? Emotion, The Secret Asset...

  • How to Get into Oxford University

    Matthew Schaffel, a Sixth Form student at Bolton School Boys’ Division, explains how he successfully applied to read Classics at...

  • Oxbridge Candidate’s Application Experience

    Emily Manock is one of the Bolton School Sixth Form students who has successfully applied to the Universities of Oxford or...

  • Barrister Discusses Career in Law

    Barrister Sophie Cartwright visited Bolton School to speak about her career in law as part of the Girls’ Division’s series of...

  • U14s are Town Champions

    The U14 Netball Team have been crowned very worthy winners of the Bolton Schools’ Tournament. They were winners of their section...

  • Boys Enjoy Electro City Creative Building Workshop

    Over the course of two days, all boys at Park Road, Bolton School’s Junior Boys’ School, enjoyed the delights of creative...

  • U18s Successfully Defend their National Water Polo Title

    Bolton School Boys’ Division U18 water polo team successfully defended their English Schools Swimming Association (ESSA) title on...

  • Y2 Visit The Lowry

    Year 2 children at Bolton School enjoyed a day of learning and discovery at The Lowry art gallery at Media City, Manchester. The...

  • School's Value to the Local Economy

    A recent report by Oxford Economics has found that in the last financial year Bolton School, which employs 460 staff and has...

  • Celebrating St David’s Day

    Bolton School’s Nursery celebrated St David’s Day by filling every room with daffodils! The children dressed in yellow to match...

  • Early Years at Bolton School are Outstanding

    Bolton School’s Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) provision has, once again, been found to be ‘outstanding’ in all categories...

  • Mabelle's Double Gymnastics Success

    Mabelle Dawson, a Year 7 pupil at Bolton School Girls’ Division, is enjoying a double celebration having secured qualification...

  • Barrister to Reveal Legal Career at Free Talk

    On Tuesday 5 March 2019, barrister Sophie Cartwright will give a free, public talk at Bolton School entitled ‘A Career in Law: My...

  • Junior and Intermediate Swim Teams are Town Champions

    Congratulations to Bolton School Girls' Division Junior and Intermediate Swim Teams who both won their tournaments in the Bolton...

  • Boys' Vaulting Final is Best in Years

    Eight finalists in this year’s Y8 Vaulting Final at Bolton School wowed the judges with a series of outstanding vaults. Each boy...

  • Audiences Transported ‘Into The Woods’

    This year’s Senior Joint Production of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s musical Into The Woods impressed audiences across all...

  • Talent Showcased at Music Festival

    Young musicians at the Junior Boys’ School took part in the annual Music Festival: a two-day extravaganza of performances to...

  • A Taste of Italy on MFL Day

    The Junior Girls enjoyed a ‘fovoloso’ introduction to Italian language and culture on their Modern Foreign Languages (MFL) Day....

  • Feminism for the ‘Love Island’ Generation

    Pupils explored what feminism means for the Love Island generation with Mrs Helen Brandon, the Deputy Head (Pastoral) of the...

  • NCS Exploration at Lads and Girls Club

    The whole of Bolton School Boys’ Division’s Y11 spent the afternoon at nearby Bolton Lads and Girls Club exploring what National...

  • Young Musicians’ Chance to Shine

    Pupils at the Junior Girls’ School took part in the Music Festival, an annual two-day celebration of the School’s young...

  • Maths Challenge for Y5 Pupils

    Year 5 girls and boys from local schools joined pupils from Bolton School Junior Girls’ and Junior Boys’ Schools for a...

  • Boys Enjoy Instructive Hajj Workshop

    Year 6 Junior Boys at Bolton School enjoyed an informative Hajj workshop delivered by Imran Kotwal from Muslim Learner...

  • Footballers Selected for England Camps

    Two Girls’ Division footballers have been selected to attend England Women’s youth training camps this week. Year 10 pupil Lizzy...

  • Pupil's Snack Sale Raises Funds for Oxfam

    Pupils in the Girls’ Division helped to raise money for Oxfam by purchasing from a snack sale organised by Year 10 pupil Victoria...

  • School Libraries’ Magical Potter Celebration

    The School libraries were filled with aspiring young wizards and witches as pupils celebrated Harry Potter Book Night in their...

  • Boys Produce Best School History Magazine Again

    Historacle a school magazine written and edited by students from Bolton School Boys’ Division has won the Historical...

  • Calendar Artwork Celebrates 10 Years for Edwards Genesis

    Sixth Form students at Bolton School created special artwork for inclusion in an Edwards Genesis calendar, which celebrated 10...

  • More Youth Speaks Success for Girls

    A team of three pupils from Bolton School Girls’ Division has won through to the Senior Section of the District Final of the...

  • Girls Help the Town to Cross Country Success

    Having won earlier heats, seven Bolton School Girls’ Division pupils were selected to run for the Bolton Town Team at the recent...

  • Bolton School is the TES Independent School of the Year

    At the prestigious TES Independent School 2019 awards ceremony, held at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London, Bolton School won...

  • Exploring the World of Work

    A morning of talks from guest speakers helped Sixth Form students in Year 12 to explore the World of Work. No less than nine...

  • New Nursery Head for Bolton School

    Mrs Jasmin Sanders has been appointed as the new Head of Nursery at Bolton School. Jasmin is an early years professional with a...

  • Nursery Class Enjoy the Snow

    Teacher Mrs Browning said: “Unfortunately, the snow caused some problems today for some children getting into Nursery Class, but...

  • Memorial Assembly Marks Passing of Respected Head

    A Memorial Assembly at Bolton School Boys’ Division paid tribute to former Headmaster (2003-2008) Mr Mervyn Brooker who died,...

  • Discovering National Citizen Service

    The whole of Year 11 in the Girls’ Division visited Bolton Lads and Girls Club to discover what National Citizen Service (NCS) is...

  • Local Students Enjoy Oxbridge Conference

    Over 90 A level and Y11 students from 6 local colleges joined Sixth Form students from Bolton School at the inaugural Oxbridge...

  • Day of French Discussion

    Sixth Form students taking French at A Level were joined by native speaker Richard Peltier for an interactive day of discussion...

  • Girls Progress to Debating Competition Final

    A three girl team from Bolton School Girls' Division has made it through to the District Final of the Rotary Club Youth Speaks...

  • Exiles Anthology Released Ahead of Holocaust Memorial Day

    A Y8 class at Bolton School Boys' Division has produced a collection of creative writing focusing on exile and brought together...

  • Girls Discover WWI Through Tommy Atkins Play

    Girls in Year 9 spent an entertaining and informative afternoon ‘meeting’ a typical soldier who fought in the First World War....

  • School Shocked and Saddened at Former Head's Passing

    Mervyn Brooker 1954-2019 Bolton School Boys’ Division Headmaster, 2003-2008 We are saddened to share the very sad news that...

  • Boys Perform at Holocaust Memorial Day

    Bolton's annual Civic Commemoration for Holocaust Memorial Day proved a very moving event, presided over by Reverend Canon Dr...

  • Nursery's Derian House Donation

    Community Fundraiser Susan Seddon of Derian House Children's Hospice was delighted to be invited into Bolton School to receive a...

  • Return of a British Weightlifting Champion

    Just one day after winning Gold in the England Seniors’ British Weightlifting Championship, held at Milton Keynes, former pupil...

  • Boys’ School is Best in the Country

    Bolton School Boys’ Division has been recognised as Boys’ School of the Year in the Independent School Parent magazine’s...

  • Girls' Division Highly Commended in National Awards

    Bolton School Girls’ Division has been Highly Commended in the Girls’ School of the Year category of the Independent School...

  • Boys Go Travelling by Tuba

    Chris Cranham and Stewart Death and their ‘Travelling by Tuba’ experience were back at Bolton School, this time educating and...

  • Old Boy Offers Advice to Young Musicians

    Old Boy Rick Pilkington (Class of 1974) returned to Bolton School to share his passion for music with current pupils in Years 10...

  • Art Project Creates Holocaust Tributes

    A group of boys from Years 8 to 13 have created artwork to commemorate the victims and survivors of the Holocaust. Pupils worked...

  • BSS Leisure Train Swim Teachers Independently

    BSS Leisure has been recognised as one of only seven approved training centres in the North West to have gained accreditation...

  • Boys Learn About a Life in Finance

    Returning to his former school, Terance Li offered up a fascinating insight into a career in finance. Terance told of a rewarding...

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