News for 2020

  • Adventures at the Anderton Centre

    Year 2 visited the Anderton Centre and had a wonderful time. Although the weather was against them, the children battled through...

  • Black Lives Matter – An Update on the School's Response

    In June 2020, in the wake of the global discussion sparked by the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement, a group of Alumni and other...

  • How to Make a Difference for Good

    Earlier this week, Philip Britton, Headmaster of the Boys’ Division at Bolton School, gave the traditional Leverhulme Birthday...

  • Ebook Captures WW2 Experiences

    Back in September 2019, three Junior Boys in Year 6 embarked upon a project that aimed to produce a film to commemorate the 75th...

  • Virtual – But Real – Celebrations in the Boys’ Division

    After a tumultuous week for exam results, Year 11 boys at Bolton School have this morning been celebrating an excellent set of...

  • Girls Celebrate Top GCSE Results

    In what has been the strangest of summers for exam results, the girls at Bolton School have performed extremely well in their...

  • Socially Distant Celebration of A Levels

    It was not the usual Results Day at Bolton School this year, particularly since the normal celebration of A Level achievements...

  • Celebrating A Levels While Socially Distant

    Bolton School could not hold Results Day as usual this year due to Covid-19 safety restrictions, and so the normal celebration of...

  • Historical Association Lectures for 2020-21

    Historical Association branch meetings have been a regular feature in the Girls’ Division for the past six years. Each year, a...

  • Politics Students Make National Blog Shortlist

    Two Sixth Formers at Bolton School have made a national shortlist of 20 students in this year’s Political Studies Association...

  • School Contributes to Fight Against Covid-19

    As Summer Term 2020 drew to a close and parents sent in a plethora of messages congratulating Bolton School on how well it had...

  • Artwork Showcased in Virtual Exhibition

    The traditional exhibition of Girls’ Division students’ GCSE and A Level artwork could not go ahead this year, but Miss Jane...

  • Lizzie Likes Lockdown Food Blog

    Sixth Former Lizzie Crowther of Bolton School Girls’ Division should have been sitting her A level exams in recent weeks but,...

  • Quick Transition to Directed Learning Boosts Enquiries

    Bolton School has seen an increase in enrolment enquiries at its Infant and Junior departments over the past few months after the...

  • Quick Transition to Online Learning Boosts Interest

    Bolton School has seen an increase in enrolment enquiries at its Junior and Infant departments over the past few months after the...

  • Boys' Arts Award Celebration

    Year 7 boys at Bolton School enjoyed a celebratory round-up of the year’s Bronze Arts Award project following their Prizegiving...

  • School Partners with Tyrers for Coach Routes

    After twenty seven very successful years, Bolton School’s ‘in-house’ coach service, BSS Coaches, is ceasing to trade. In recent...

  • Quick Transition to Online Learning Boosts Interest

    Bolton School has seen an increase in enrolment enquiries at its Junior and Infant departments over the past few months after the...

  • Boys' First Virtual Prizegiving

    Prizegiving at Bolton School Boys' Division went virtual for 2020 as Covid-19 meant the country was in lockdown! Guest speaker...

  • School Contributes £40k in Social Hours to Local Community

    Bolton School has this week received a certificate commending pupils for their Duke of Edinburgh volunteering endeavours. Whilst...

  • Y5 Girl Wins National Wombles Eco-Schools Competition

    Isabelle McCarren, a Y5 pupil in the Junior School of Bolton School Girls’ Division, is celebrating winning the Wombles...

  • Heads Answer Alumni's BLM Letter

    Earlier in the week our Headmaster and Headmistress received an open letter from a group of Alumni asking that the School...

  • School Publishes 2020-21 Cultural Learning Programme

    The Boys’ Division at Bolton School has published its Creative Learning Programme (CLP) for the next academic year. The programme...

  • Creative Learning Director Joins Leaders for Impact Programme

    Ms Naomi Lord, Director of Creative Learning and Partnerships at Bolton School Boys’ Division, will become one of eighteen...

  • Black Lives Matter

    Recent events have brought to the forefront of all our minds the issue of systemic racism and the way in which the assumption of...

  • Virtual Fun Run Around the World

    The annual Junior Boys’ Fun Run is normally a fun and colourful highlight to the summer term. Although the usual plan was...

  • World War Two Veteran Interviewed by Boys

    A group of boys from Year 6 at Bolton School have completed a very special project in time for the country's VE 75 year...

  • Bolton School Bees Help Urban Outreach

    Bolton School Beekeeping Club has donated ten jars of honey to Urban Outreach, who with the support of Bolton Council, are...

  • Girls’ Division Contributes to Nation’s Shortage of PPE

    Head of Product Design at Bolton School Girls’ Division, Miss Rachel Langley, has been busy over the Easter holidays, laser...

  • School’s Smooth Transition to Distance Learning

    The last week and a half of the Spring Term at Bolton School has certainly been one for the history books. As a result of the...

  • Boys Attend Olympic Dance Workshop

    Year 5 and 6 Junior Boys from Dance club took part in the Bolton Schools’ Dance Festival at Thornleigh College in March. The...

  • Old Girl's Plea to Respect Boundaries in Pharmacies

    Thorrun Govind, who left Bolton School in 2010 and is currently on the frontline fighting Coronavirus as a Community Pharmacist,...

  • Old Boy Contributes to TV Programme on Self Isolation

    Jonny Ashton, who was in Bolton School just 2 weeks ago and who left in 2005, was one of several television producers and crew...

  • Ballet Dancer's Birmingham Debut

    Aspiring ballet dancer Miley Sharpe in Year 5 performed with the Birmingham Royal Ballet in their recent production of Swan Lake...

  • The Changing Face of Governorship

    The below news item ran in the Spring edition of Independent School Magazine: At the end of 2019 and after 12 years in position,...

  • Advice from Oxbridge Applicants

    A number of Bolton School Sixth Form students and recent leavers have received offers from the Universities of Oxford and...

  • Chemistry Professor’s Masterclass and Career Advice

    After a 27 year absence, Michael Waring, who is now a Professor of Medicinal Chemistry at the Newcastle University, returned to...

  • Fun and Games For Sport Relief

    Children in the Nursery Class for Three- and Four-Year-Olds got involved in lots of fun sporting activities in aid of Sport...

  • Girls Given Seven Life Lessons

    Former Bolton School Girls’ Division pupil and Head of Professional Development at London Business School (LBS) Elizabeth...

  • Nursery has The Curiosity Approach

    Bolton School Nursery has spent the past eighteen months creating a deeply embedded culture of Curiosity, Awe and Wonder,...

  • Nursery Takes Part in LA Early Years’ Phonics Project

    Bolton School Nursery is taking part in a Local Authority Early Years Phonics Project alongside other local schools and...

  • Helicopter Crew Drops into Bolton School

    Lieutenant Commander (Royal Navy) Robert De Maine quite literally dropped into his former school when he and colleague Flight...

  • Young Musician Final Showcases Boys’ Talent

    The 2020 Young Musician of the Year Final at Bolton School Boys’ Division showcased an incredible depth and breadth of talent....

  • Seventh Title for U18 Water Polo Team

    The Boys’ Division Under 18s Water Polo team has once again won the title of National Champions at the English Schools Swimming...

  • Tweenies Celebrate Festival of Colours

    Children in the Tweenies room at Bolton School Nursery have had lots of fun exploring different colours of moonsand to celebrate...

  • Return of an Award-Winning TV Producer

    Jonny Ashton, an award-winning Freelance Documentary Director who left Bolton School in 2005, delivered a series of inspirational...

  • Student Awarded Second in National Classics Competition

    Katherine Baker, a Y12 student at Bolton School Girls’ Division, has been awarded second place in the national Lytham St Anne's...

  • Dance Brings Book To Life

    West End In Schools helped children at Beech House Infant School to bring a book to life through the medium of dance in a series...

  • School Celebrates World Book Day

    World Book Day was commemorated with activities across the whole of Bolton School, from the Nursery through to the Sixth...

  • Official Illustrator Launches World Book Day at Bolton School

    The international bestselling, multi-award winning picture book writer and illustrator Rob Biddulph helped launch World Book Day...

  • Learning to Speak Out and Stay Safe

    Workshops run by NSPCC helped Junior Boys and Junior Girls at Bolton School to learn about abuse and neglect as well as teaching...

  • World Wildlife Day Celebrations

    Children from the Caterpillar Class at Bolton School Nursery took part in a listening walk as part of World Wildlife Day...

  • Laureate Reads at Poetry Festival

    UK Poet Laureate Simon Armitage delighted an audience of pupils, parents, staff and members of the public with readings of his...

  • Students Become Doctors for a Day

    In February, thirty-seven Year 12 students from both Divisions visited the Royal Preston Teaching Hospital to take part in their...

  • Girls Retreat into Writing at Patterdale Hall

    Over the February half term break, a group of twenty-nine Girls’ Division students ranging from Year 6 through to Year 13...

  • Festival Celebrates Girls' Division Music

    The annual Music Festival was a wonderful opportunity for young musicians in the Girls’ Division to showcase their talents and...

  • Extra Maths Benefit for Primary School

    Mr Wrigley and Miss Doran, Maths teachers from Bolton School Girls’ Division Senior School, have been stretching the minds of...

  • School Hosts Health and Wellbeing Conference

    This year’s Bolton School Games’ Health and Wellbeing Conference was hosted at Bolton School. The opening address was given by...

  • New Year's Honour for Old Girl

    Amanda Brooks (Class of 1989) was awarded a CBE in the New Year’s Honours list for services to economic growth. Amanda is...

  • Gymnasts to Compete in World Championships

    Amy Wildon-Foster and Ruby Spencer will be heading to Orlando, Florida to compete in the IAIGC World Championships. Both are Year...

  • Aspiring Medic Achieves Gold CREST Award

    Year 12 student Maimoona Ghanchi has achieved a Gold CREST Award after working on a research project over the summer...

  • Japanese Theme for MFL Day

    The Junior Girls had the opportunity to learn more about the Japanese language and culture on their annual Modern Foreign...

  • Year 8 Gymnasts Impress in Vaulting Final

    The boys in Year 8 have been working hard developing their vaulting skills during curriculum lessons and during the...

  • Joe is Y7 Gymnastics Champion

    As ever, the Bolton School Boys’ Division Y7 Gymnastics Final delivered and outstanding routines involving travelling movements...

  • Minds Stretched at Physics Olympics (1)

    Over a hundred Y9 pupils from 18 schools from across the region gathered at Bolton School to compete in the annual Physics...

  • School Hosts Rotary Club's Tech Competition

    The Rotary Club Technology Tournament was held at Bolton School. Multiple teams from Bolton School Boys’ Division, Canon Slade...

  • Primary School Teams Enjoy Maths Challenge

    Five teams took part in this year’s Bolton School Maths Challenge, which sees Y5 boys and girls pit their mathematical wits...

  • Miranda Krestovnikoff’s Marine Highlights

    In her talk ‘The Sea Around Me’, Miranda Krestovnikoff shared the many highlights of her career presenting television programmes...

  • Lucy Brings Home 13 County Swim Medals

    Lucy Dixon, a Y10 pupil at Bolton School Girls’ Division, has, over the course of the last three weekends, brought home 13 medals...

  • Apprenticeships - a Growing Trend at Bolton School

    In recent years, a growing trend at Bolton School has been both the taking on of apprentices and of students embarking on...

  • Year 11 Discover NCS at BLGC

    Pupils in Year 11 at Bolton School have been discovering National Citizenship Service (NCS). The whole year group in both the...

  • Anti-Bullying Training for Pupils and Staff

    Around 120 pupils and teachers from eight primary and secondary schools joined Bolton School Junior and Senior boys and girls in...

  • Answering SOS Call for Kit

    Bolton School Boys’ Division has once again made a huge donation to SOS Kit Aid, this time alongside the Old Boltonians’ AFC and...

  • Former Teacher to be BWPL President

    Mr Trevor Pledger, well known for his lifelong water polo involvement as player, coach and administrator, has been nominated by...

  • Young Musicians Compete at Music Festival

    The annual Junior Girls’ Music Festival was a great opportunity for young musicians in Years 3 to 6 to showcase their talents...

  • Charity Trek from Patterdale to Leeds

    Patterdale Hall Manager Tim Taylor and his colleague Sean Duffy have spent four days travelling more than 100 miles through bleak...

  • Students Celebrate Outstanding Results and Progress

    Data recently released by the government shows Sixth Form students in the Girls’ Division and Boys’ Division of Bolton School...

  • Seven in Super Counties Squads

    Seven pupils from Bolton School Girls’ Division have been selected to represent a number of different Super Counties teams across...

  • Girls are U13 Northern Lacrosse Champions Again

    Bolton School Girls' Division U13 lacrosse team has become the Northern Schools' champions for the second year in...

  • Girls Represent Bolton in Greater Manchester Cross-Country

    Several cross-country athletes from Bolton School Girls’ Division represented Bolton Town Cross Country team at the Greater...

  • Exploring Science and Theology

    Pupils at Bolton School Boys’ Division explored the intersection between science and faith at a God and the Big Bang Conference....

  • Subjects Woven Together in Textiles Workshop

    An exciting textiles workshop wove together History, Geography, Art and Design, Language, Mathematics and British Values for Year...

  • A Lunchtime with Footballing Legends

    Year group football teams and elite athletes at Bolton School were joined by pupils from nearby Gaskell Primary School as they...

  • Sixth Formers Explore French Culture

    A Level French students in Years 12 and 13 enjoyed a day of discussion in the language. Led by guest speaker Richard Peltier,...

  • New Manager Finds An Outstanding Nursery

    A year into her role as Manager of Bolton School Nursery, Jasmin Sanders discusses how she has settled in, all that is special...

  • Girls Progress to Regional Debating Final

    Congratulations to Jessica Buckthorpe, Sarah Walker and Lily Rimmer, in Year 12, for getting through to the next round of the...

  • Y6 Enjoy Hajj Workshop

    Y6 pupils at Bolton School Junior Boys' School enjoyed an informative Hajj workshop delivered by Imran Kotwal from Muslim Learner...

  • Love and Salvation on the Salt Path

    A large audience at Bolton School Girls’ Division was delighted to welcome Raynor Winn, author of The Salt Path, on her first...

  • Paper Avalanche Tour Begins at Bolton School

    The first stop for YA author Lisa Williamson on her ‘Paper Avalanche’ tour was Bolton School, where she spoke to an excited...

  • Celebrating the Year of the Rat

    Bolton School spent a whole week celebrating Chinese New Year and the beginning of the Year of the Rat. At the Junior Boys’...

  • National Final Beckons for Boys’ Quiz Club Team

    Four pupils from Bolton School Junior Boys' School took part in and won this year’s Area Heat of the National General Knowledge...

  • Boxer's Diary Reveals Highs and Lows

    Old Girl Marion Dunn (1974-1981) decided on a whim to take up boxing at the age of 50. Six years later, she still enjoys the...

  • Students Benefit From Oxbridge Conference

    This year’s Oxbridge Conference, organised by Bolton School in partnership with state schools Canon Slade and Rivington and...

  • Pupils Quiz Author Over Skype

    Pupils from both Divisions chatted with Alex Bell during a Skype call organised by Bolton School’s Library staff. Two groups...

  • Girls Win Regional ESU Churchill Public Speaking Competition

    A team of three Y9 girls from Bolton School Girls’ Division has won through to the next round of the English Speaking Union’s...

  • School Hosts Rotary Club Chef Competition

    Bolton School Girls' Division played host to the qualifying round of the Rotary Club Young Chef competition. Alongside two pupils...

  • Honours for Old Boys in New Year List

    Two of Bolton School’s former pupils have been recognised in the Queen’s New Year Honours list for 2020. Graham Pendlebury (Class...

  • Lofty the Lion Says Hello

    Children across all age groups at the Nursery and from the Nursery Class enjoyed their usual football lessons this week with...

  • Assembly Celebrates 125 Years of the Old Boltonians’ Association

    Schoolboys at Bolton School Boys’ Division were joined by former pupils for a special assembly celebrating 125 years of the Old...

  • Victoria Joins New AQA Student Advisory Group

    Victoria Wong in Year 11 is one of fifteen students nationally chosen as the first members of a new Student Advisory Group...

  • Teamwork Solves Problems at Maths Competition

    Teams of Year 6 pupils from the Junior Girls’ and Junior Boys’ Schools took part in the regional heat of the National Young...

  • Infants Time Travel Back to the Titanic Disaster

    Courtesy of the Freshwater Theatre Company, Y2 children at Beech House, Bolton School’s Infant School, were time travelled back...

  • Sir Ernest to become Oxford College Master

    The Rt Hon Sir Ernest Ryder (Class of 1976) has been elected as the next Master of Pembroke College, Oxford. He will take over...

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