News for 2020

  • Y12 Boy’s 84km Run for Movember

    Harry McDermott, a Y12 student at Bolton School Boys’ Division, has run an impressive 84km in November for the men’s charity,...

  • Rosalyn at National Great Debate Final

    Rosalyn Harper in Year 13 last week represented Bolton School in the delayed national final of the Historical Association’s Great...

  • Victoria Becomes Bolton Deputy Youth MP

    Following local Youth MP elections and the recent departure of one of Bolton’s Youth MPs, Victoria Wong, a Y12 student at Bolton...

  • Prakruti Raises Funds for Free School Meals

    As part of her 8 year old birthday celebrations, Prakruti Padaki, a Y3 pupil at Bolton School Girls’ Division Junior School, has...

  • Tillotson Lecture Goes Virtual to Look to the Future

    For the first time in its long history, the annual Tillotson Lecture went virtual to allow a panel of Old Boys to discuss the...

  • Amy Joins Lancs Junior Hockey Academy

    Congratulations to Girls’ Division pupil Amy Carter in Year 8, who has been selected to join the Lancashire Junior Academy Centre...

  • Top-Ranked Swimmer Joins England Camp

    Year 11 pupil Lucy Dixon was recently selected for the Swim England National Event Camp 2020, which is aimed at the highest...

  • It's A Wonderful Life - Bookings Now Open

    The Boys' Division's festive production, a stage adaptation of the Frank Capra favourite, It's a Wonderful Life, will air on...

  • A Spot of Fundraising for Children in Need

    The Junior Girls wore their own clothes and lots of Pudsey accessories in exchange for bringing in donations for Children in...

  • Five Join Regional Lacrosse Academy

    In October, a number of Girls’ Division pupils from Year 9 trialled for the Regional Academy Lacrosse Programme. This is a...

  • Thunderous Success for Netballers

    Three pupils in the Girls’ Division have been selected to join the Under 13 Manchester Thunder Netball Academy of Excellence....

  • Theme of Hope at a Time of Remembrance

    Pupils and staff at Bolton School Girls’ Division marked Remembrance Day with a socially distanced assembly. The event was...

  • We All Stand Together at Remembrance Assembly

    Boys watched from classrooms, some watched from home, and Old Boys tuned in from around the world as this year’s Remembrance Day...

  • Act of Remembrance Brings School Together

    Remembrance Day at Bolton School brought the whole school community together. Though the events themselves were virtual and...

  • School Links with Greater Manchester's Bursary Foundation

    Earlier this year, Bolton School began working in partnership with The Bursary Foundation, a charity which works to...

  • Institute of Physics Medal for Dr Smethurst

    Former Bolton School Girls’ Division pupil Dr Becky Smethurst has been awarded the Institute of Physics’ 2020 Mary Somerville...

  • Old Girl Beats Indoor Triathlon World Record

    On the 1st of November, Emily Varley, who left Bolton School in 2012, raced against the clock to beat the Official Guinness World...

  • Harvest Collection to Benefit Local Families

    The Girls’ Division of Bolton School has donated 60 crates of food to the town’s Urban Outreach campaign. Dave Bagley, its Chief...

  • Tribute to Much-Loved Maths Teacher

    Miss Margaret Dickinson, who taught Maths in the Girls’ Division for 34 years before her retirement in 2006, sadly died earlier...

  • Tillotson Lecture To Virtually Discuss Covid

    Bolton School Boys’ Division’s Tillotson Lecture will, for the first ever time, be staged virtually, on Monday 23 November...

  • 24 Miles in 24 Hours for Cancer Research UK

    Sixth Form students Daniel Bentham and Piers Skeels-Caldwell raised £5,000 for charity with an endurance challenge that saw them...

  • Old Boy Becomes Bolton News Editor

    Old Boy Steve Thompson (Class of 1998) has been appointed regional editor for Newsquest Lancashire/Greater Manchester, which...

  • Student's Portrait Wins Art Competition

    A portrait by Sixth Form student Emilie Fielding has been named a winner in The Horsfall’s 2020 Art Competition. The competition,...

  • School's Urban Outreach Donation

    Dave Bagley of Urban Outreach is a regular visitor to Bolton School as he collects food items, particularly at Harvest and...

  • National Children’s Orchestra Appointment

    Mr Ian Forgrieve, who is Head of Instrumental Studies at Bolton School Boys’ Division, has been appointed to the Music Advisory...

  • Boys Earn Black Belts for Reading Books

    Three Junior Boys at Bolton School earned ‘Black Belts’ in reading during the spring and summer lockdown. Milan Kumar in Year 4...

  • Re-visioning Poetry: A Workshop and Competition for Bolton Schools

    On National Poetry Day, poet Andrew McMillan, in conjunction with Bolton School Boys’ Division, has launched a poetry workshop...

  • 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...

  • Bolton School Girls are Eco Innovator Winners

    Earlier this year, two girls from Bolton School Girls’ Division won age group prizes in the Eco Innovators competition, which saw...

  • 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...

  • 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...

Showing 72 articles. Show more articles.