News for 2022

  • MCC Hub Girls Win Cricket Final at Lords

    A squad of girls who honed their cricketing skills at Bolton School has won the National Hub T20 Competition this summer. In...

  • Butterfly Class Graduates

    Boys and girls from the Butterfly Class at Bolton School Nursery enjoyed a special end of year graduation ceremony in the...

  • Four Gymnastic Golds for Ruby

    Ruby Spencer, a Year 6 pupil at Bolton School Junior Girls’ School, has enjoyed a hugely successful trip to the Malta GymStars...

  • Congratulations to Girls' Water Polo Teams

    It’s been an exciting year for water polo in the Girls’ Division. Teams have continued to grow and thrive under the coaching...

  • UNICEF Bake Sale Helps Break Giving Record

    A group of Year 12 students in the Girls’ Division held a bake sale in support of UNICEF’s Ukraine appeal. They sold a variety of...

  • Ziyad’s Design Wins Leaders Award Project

    If you were an engineer, what would you do? This was the question posed to pupils from primary and secondary schools across the...

  • Bronwen Wins National Number Heroes Competition

    Bronwen Soper, a Year 4 pupil at Hesketh House, the Junior Girls’ School at Bolton School, has won a national School Number...

  • Praise from 'Poetry By Heart' Judges

    Reading, appreciating and learning poetry off by heart forms part of the Reading Award Scheme in English at Hesketh House. Year 4...

  • Made of Iron at Beech House

    Pupils and staff at Beech House, the Infant School for children aged 4-7 years at Bolton School, have shown they are made of iron...

  • Y7 Choir Close Out the Year at Blackburn Cathedral

    During the last week of Term, the Year 7 Choir at Bolton School Boys' Division travelled to Blackburn Cathedral to join schools...

  • Y7 and Y8 Girls in End of Year Celebration

    Year 7 and Year 8 girls at Bolton School, along with their teachers, enjoyed a celebratory end of academic year in the Girls’...

  • Boys Design New KaBo Hockey Sticks

    Over 30 pupils in Bolton School Boys’ Division took part in a competition to design a new hockey stick for KaBo Hockey Limited,...

  • Outstanding Performance in UK Maths Challenge

    Congratulations went out to Ryan Chattopadhyay and Ibrahim Iqbal (gold medals), George Pickett and George Melling (silver medals)...

  • Old Boy’s Family Business Sponsors Football Shirts

    Regency Estates, a Bolton family-run estates agent based in Horwich are the new sponsors of the football shirts at Bolton School...

  • Famous Designer Commends Flourish Pupils’ Work

    Year 5 and Year 6 children who attended the Flourish programme at Bolton School had their t-shirt designs commended by Tom Abbiss...

  • Boys’ Boost for Bolton Green Umbrella

    Pupils from Wigan House in Bolton School Boys’ Division have raised £1,600 for Bolton Green Umbrella, an organisation promoting...

  • Year 6 Pupil to Compete in International Gymnastics Event

    Ruby Spencer, a Year 6 pupil at Bolton School Junior Girls’ School, has been selected by the Head Coach to represent City of...

  • Girls' Concert Celebrates Hesketh House Habits

    Junior Girls at Bolton School delivered a spectacular summer concert to families and teachers in the Great Hall of the Girls’...

  • Boys’ Illustrations Used for Degree Project

    Former student, Luke James, who left Bolton School Boys’ Division in 2019 and who is now in his final year of a BA degree in...

  • A Career in Mental Health

    Year 12 students at Bolton School Boys’ Division enjoyed a ‘World of Work’ insight into a career as a Mental Health Nurse when...

  • A Visit from ZooLab

    Children in Bolton School’s Nursery Butterfly Class and the Pre -School Class had a lovely morning learning about animals and...

  • Girls Reflect on Collaborative Learning in Science

    Earlier in the Term, Year 6 pupils in the Junior Girls’ School at Bolton School, exhibited and reflected upon how their...

  • School Receives DofE Commendation

    Bolton School was recently delighted to receive a certificate of achievement from the Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme,...

  • From Park Road to National Athletics Stage

    Mark Lintott, a Y10 pupil at Bolton School Boys’ Division who first tested his athletics skills at Park Road, the Junior Boys’...

  • Teachers Win National Awards

    Three teachers from Bolton School have won prestigious awards in this year’s Pearson’s National Teaching Awards, which were...

  • Old Boy Competes in Swimrun World Championship

    Peter Taylor (pictured right in the above photo), who left Bolton School in 1998, was a competitor in last year’s Swimrun World...

  • Tree Planting Starts School’s Jubilee Celebrations

    Celebrations for the Queen's Platinum Jubilee began several weeks ago at Bolton School with the planting of Jubilee trees for the...

  • Children Enjoy Jubilee Garden Party

    Children in Bolton School’s Nursery dressed in red, white and blue and had a lovely day celebrating the Platinum Jubilee.  Girls...

  • A Career as a Data Scientist

    Last Term, Y10 girls at Bolton School were the beneficiaries of a virtual presentation by recent leaver Saamin Cheema (Class of...

  • Boys’ Fancy Dress Run to Raise Thousands

    Over 200 boys aged 7-11 years from Park Road, the Junior Boys’ School at Bolton School, took to the Levels last Friday afternoon...

  • School Games Gold Award for Boys’ Division

    Bolton School Boys’ Division has, once again, received a Gold Mark Award from School Games. The School has won the award for...

  • Children Get Active During Sports Week

    Children at Bolton School's Nursery have had a very active Sports Week. Across the age groups they have participated in lots of...

  • School Releases Annual Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Report

    After the death of George Floyd in May 2020 and the subsequent international awareness of the Black Lives Matter movement, many...

  • Children in Safe Hands at After School and Holiday Clubs

    Bolton School offers two options for wraparound and holiday care for its pupils and those in local schools. Kidzone, now in its...

  • Old Girl Inspires Future Medics

    Following the huge success of the inaugural Platt Fisher Lecture, Dr Sheila Fisher returned to Bolton School to meet with Girls’...

  • Support for Brain Tumour Research

    Year 12 student Carol Habib has this term worked to raise awareness of and support for the charity Brain Tumour Research. She...

  • Boys' Water Polo Success Continues

    Bolton School Boys’ Division remains undefeated in the Under 18 age group at the ESSA National Water Polo Finals! The school has...

  • Leavers’ Celebrations for Year 13

    Year 13 students enjoyed a celebratory send-off during their last week in school. For the first time, both Divisions came...

  • Student's Summer Space Camp

    Year 13 student Sofia Carerra-Knowles has successfully applied for a place at space camp this summer! She will join 23 other...

  • Creatives Now to Exhibit in Crompton Place

    The town’s Creatives Now youth-led project will open their studio to showcase process and installation work they have been...

  • Octagon and School Offer Saturday Theatre Classes

    If you are interested in acting, theatre craft, getting creative with scripts and making new friends then the new Saturday...

  • Inaugural Lecture on Learning from Living

    The Girls’ Division was pleased to begin a new tradition this April with the first ever Platt Fisher Lecture. This annual public...

  • Event Encourages Engineers to Teach Physics

    The NMAP SCITT (National Maths and Physics School Centred Initial Teacher Training) has been selected to take part in the DfE’s...

  • Founders and Benefactors Assemblies

    The Girls’ Division for the first time joined the Boys’ Division in holding a Founders and Benefactors Assembly to honour the...

  • Outdoor Theatre Comes to Bolton School

    Local primary school children and their teachers are invited to Bolton School to enjoy a new magical outdoor theatre production...

  • Year 8s Support Ummah Welfare

    Girls in 8B ran a sweet sale at breaks and lunchtimes to raise money for Ummah Welfare. This charity helps those who may be...

  • NMAP SCITT Granted Accreditation

    Bolton School has been a Hub school for the National Mathematics and Physics (NMAP) SCITT (School Centred Initial Teacher...

  • Prizes for Aspiring Writers

    Earlier in the year, prolific author Anne Fine visited Bolton School Girls’ Division and spoke to the Y7 girls on the same day...

  • Old Boy Joins Local Family Firm Of Old Boys, Taylor & Taylor Financial...

    Old Boy Lucas Gaynor (Class of 2008) recently joined Bolton firm Taylor & Taylor Financial Planning, led by Old Boys Chris...

  • Ballet Brothers to Perform at Euro Disney

    Two brothers, Flynn and Patrick Humphreys, who both attend Bolton School, are rehearsing hard ahead of performing with their...

  • Connecting with Old Boy in Hong Kong

    Old Boy Nat Roohan (Class of 2017) spoke with boys in Year 8 about his degree apprenticeship with JP Morgan. After leaving Bolton...

  • BCFA Shortlisted Authors Share Stories

    Children involved in the Bolton Children’s Fiction Award (BCFA) have enjoyed hearing from all six shortlisted authors since the...

  • Applauding Arts and House Achievements

    The Arts Cups and Colours Assembly annually celebrates the achievements of Boys’ Division pupils both in the Arts and within the...

  • The Bolton School Football Festival is Back!

    Bolton School’s Football Festival for local primary schools returned this year for the first time since 2019 and it proved to be...

  • Wonderful Performances at School's May Serenade

    Pupils, parents and teachers were delighted to be back in the Great Hall of Bolton School Girls’ Division to celebrate the...

  • Students Enjoy Digital ITN News Careers Event

    A select number of boys and girls in Years 11-13 at Bolton School enjoyed an online careers event hosted by ITN News. The session...

  • Harriet is Top Scorer and Tournament’s Most Valuable Player

    Harriet Dickins, Captain of England and the Bolton School Girls’ Division water polo teams, enjoyed an outstanding international...

  • Girls’ Success in Chemistry Olympiad

    Earlier this Term several Y13 students in the Girls’ Division at Bolton School participated in the Chemistry Olympiad. The...

  • Young People's Chance to Express Themselves

    Young people aged up to 18 years who live or attend school or college in Bolton are being offered two opportunities to express...

  • Cups and Colours Celebrate Sporting Success

    The Cups and Colours Assembly is the annual celebration of sporting achievement at Bolton School Boys’ Division. This event has...

  • Gold Award for School Concert Band

    During the Easter break, Bolton School’s Joint Senior Concert Band performed at the National Concert Band Festival in the...

  • School Celebrates Record Bursary Donation

    Bolton School celebrates record donation from John and Sally Roberts that will help level up talent and opportunity through new...

  • Duke of Edinburgh Awards Celebration

    Pupils, parents and teachers from the Girls’ and Boys’ Divisions of Bolton School gathered to celebrate this year’s crop of...

  • Alumni of the Year Awards 2022

    In 2022, Bolton School will celebrate the myriad contributions of its Old Boys and Old Girls to society, and inspire the next...

  • Easter Fun For Babies and Toddlers

    Babies and Toddlers at Bolton School's Nursery had fun this Easter! The Toddlers visited the Nature Area for an egg...

  • Bolton School Boys to Present at Prestigious Science Festival

    This summer a small team of boys from Bolton School will travel to London to present their science project at the Royal Society’s...

  • School Provides Four GB U19 Water Polo Players

    Two current Y13 students at Bolton School, Harry Bentham and James Blenkinship, along with two students who left last summer,...

  • Butterflies and Caterpillars Celebrate Easter

    The children at Bolton School Nursery have been having fun in Easter week with lots of themed activities! Both Caterpillars and...

  • Lacrosse Girls Represent Two Countries

    Five lacrosse players from Bolton School Girls’ Division have been part of National Academies this year: three girls joined the...

  • Netball Team Second in County Tournament

    Congratulations to the Girls’ Division Under 15a Netball Squad, who were runners up in a county tournament at the end of March....

  • Bolton School Has a New Head of Infants

    Mrs Jo Field has been appointed as the new Head of Beech House, the Infant School for girls and boys aged 3 to 7 years at Bolton...

  • Maths Meets History in Architecture Workshop

    The Junior Girls in Year 5 were excited to take part in a workshop that brought their mathematics and history lessons together....

  • Environmental Advisors Share Career Paths

    This term, a pair of Environmental Advisors at J Murphy & Sons shared their career experiences with girls in Year 10 and boys...

  • Girls Perform As 'Little Women'

    Katie Wild in Year 13 reports on the recent Girls’ Division production of ‘Little Women’, which two casts performed in the...

  • New Platt Fisher Lecture

    Bolton School Old Girl Sheila Fisher née Platt (Class of 1970) will deliver the inaugural Platt Fisher Lecture entitled 'Learning...

  • Alumnae Inspire on International Women's Day

    A group of eighteen diversely talented speakers returned to Bolton School to help current pupils celebrate International Women’s...

  • A Tribute to Cameron

    It is with immense sadness that we announce the death of Cameron Milton, a Year 13 pupil in the Boys’ Division of Bolton...

  • Girls Are Greater Manchester Badminton Champions

    In the last week of the Spring Term, a squad of four U16 badminton players from Bolton School Girls’ Division competed in the...

  • Bolton Lions Present Certificate

    The President of Bolton Lions Club, Geoff Harper, visited Bolton School at the end of March to present the Girls’ Division with a...

  • Girls Raise £2,921 for Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal

    The Girls’ Division has raised £2921.00 for the DEC’s Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal through a non-uniform day. This is one of the...

  • Learning to be Allies in LGBT+ History Month

    During the month of February, Bolton School Boys’ Division celebrated LGBT+ History Month. Pupils learned specifically about what...

  • Spring Concert Performed in Stunning Venue

    This year’s Bolton School Joint Spring Concert was enjoyed by a large audience in the town’s parish church, next to which the...

  • Teachers’ Three Welsh Peaks’ Charity Walk

    Four teachers from Bolton School Boys’ Division – Maths Teacher Luke Jones, Geography Teacher Charlotte Dean, Head of Outdoor...

  • Supporting Red Nose Day

    Junior Girls supported this year's Comic Relief fundraising with a non-uniform day. In exchange for a donation, the girls came...

  • U13s Win Bolton Netball Tournament

    The Girls’ Division Under 13 netball team played in the Bolton Netball Tournament in March. After five group stage matches,...

  • High Achieving Hockey Girls

    Angelie Chitre, a Y11 pupil in the Girls’ Division of Bolton School, has been selected for the U17 Lancashire County Hockey team....

  • Boys Celebrate International Women’s Day

    Whilst International Women’s Day has been celebrated in the Girls’ Division of Bolton School for some time, this was the first...

  • Lecture Focuses on Making a Difference for Good

    Bolton School Boys’ Division’s prestigious Tillotson Lecture, now in its forty ninth year, saw two former pupils return to talk...

  • Bolton School Podcasts Launch

    We are excited to announce an exciting new podcast series - Bolton School Extra. In this series we’ll be exploring school life,...

  • Beatrix is Country’s Fastest U11 Girl

    Beatrix Soper, a Y6 pupil at Bolton School’s Junior Girls’ School, has been ranked as England’s fastest U11 girl! Bea, as she...

  • Boys’ Division Achieves Highest Artsmark Award Again

    Bolton School Boys' Division has been reaccredited as an Artsmark Platinum school. The award – first afforded to the School in...

  • Infants’ Day with Author and Illustrator Steve Weatherill

    Children aged 4-7 years at Beech House, Bolton School’s Infant School, enjoyed an interactive and engaging day with acclaimed...

  • Young Musician Final: A Showcase for Exceptional Talent

    This year’s Final of the Bolton School Boys’ Division’s Young Musician Competition, in its eighteenth year, delivered a showcase...

  • Girls Inspired by Former Footballer

    The entirety of Hesketh House, the Junior Girls’ School at Bolton School, was transfixed and inspired by motivational speaker...

  • Lancashire Lacrosse Selection for Eleven Girls

    Eleven pupils from Bolton School Girls’ Division have been selected for the U13 Lancashire Lacrosse squad. Having successfully...

  • U13 Girls are Town Football Champions

    Bolton School Girls’ Division U13 football team has been declared winners of the Bolton Schools’ Football Tournament, which has...

  • Celebrating Reading in the Library

    The Senior School Library at Bolton School put on a whole host of activities for Boys’ and Girls’ Division students to enjoy for...

  • Sharing Stories for World Book Day

    Bolton School’s Primary Division was filled with colourful celebrations of reading for World Book Day as pupils in the Infant,...

  • Making Bird Feeders

    The children have been making bird feeders in the nature area. They have been practising their fine motor skills by threading...

  • Celebrating Books and Beasts

    The Nursery combined their celebrations of World Book Day and World Wildlife Day, which this year both took place on 3 March! The...

  • How to Make a Difference is Focus of Tillotson Lecture

    Bolton School Boys’ Division is opening its doors, both physically and virtually, as it sends out an invitation to attend this...

  • From Performing Arts to Chartered Surveying

    Y10 girls at Bolton School enjoyed the latest Women of Work (WOW) virtual careers talk with former pupil Emily Hilton née Speak...

  • Old Girls Talk Careers in Sport

    Earlier this month, five former pupils of the Girls’ Division of Bolton School returned, virtually, to talk about their...

  • Parents Donate a Book for Every Child

    Children at Beech House, Bolton School’s Infant School for girls and boys aged 3 to 7 years, enjoyed a World Book Day visit from...

  • Perspectives on Careers in Sport

    Wednesday 2 March, 7.00pm  The next Perspectives Lecture will focus on careers in sports. Join our panel of speakers on Zoom to...

  • One-Night-Only Reunion for Rival 1970s Bands

    This year, on the fiftieth anniversary of their debut gig, Bolton School band The Berlin Airlift will return to Lostock Tennis...

  • Junior Girls and Mrs Marsden Lead Church Service

    Teacher Mrs Julia Marsden and a group of Y5 and Y6 pupils from Bolton School Junior Girls’ School recently attended Bank Top...

  • Focus on Brazil for MFL Day

    Each year, the Junior Girls’ School spends a whole day absorbing the culture of another country through activities and their...

  • Prestigious Author Talks to Year 7

    Anne Fine visited Bolton School Girls’ Division to speak with the whole of Year 7 at the first live author event at Bolton School...

  • School's Careers & HE Fair is Open to the Public

    Our biennial Careers and HE Fair will take place in the Great Halls and Riley Sixth Form Centre at Bolton School in person on...

  • Finlay’s Vaulting Win Makes it a Hazelton Double

    Finlay Hazelton was this year’s winner of the Y8 gymnastics vaulting competition, held in the Boys’ Division of Bolton School....

  • Nature Hunt for Toddlers

    The children in the toddlers’ room had a lovely time in the nature area collecting lots of natural objects on a nature hunt,...

  • Standards High at Music Festival

    Young musicians at the Junior Girls’ School impressed everyone with their performances on a wide range of instruments at this...

  • Developing a Culture of Oracy

    Bolton School Boys’ and Girls’ Divisions are now ESU Oracy Affiliate Schools thanks to their involvement in various activities...

  • Gym Final is Virtual!

    The Y7 Gym Final in the Boys’ Division of Bolton School has been running well over 100 years but it was a first this year as Form...

  • Alumnae Offer Creative Industries Perspective

    Five former pupils from Bolton School Girls’ Division returned, virtually, to deliver the seventh Perspectives lecture hosted by...

  • Girls are Northern School Lacrosse Champions – Again!

    The U15s’ lacrosse team at Bolton School Girls’ Division has become the Northern Schools’ Champions having won last weekend’s...

  • Fleur into National Dressage Final

    Fleur Oxley-Harrison, a Y5 pupil in the Girls’ Junior School at Bolton School, has made it through to the Junior National...

  • Experts Join School's Governing Body

    Last term, the Bolton School Foundation recruited four experts in their fields to fulfil roles on the School’s Governing Body....

  • Girls Join Water Polo Academy

    Three pupils in the Girls’ Division have been selected for the National Water Polo Training Academy following trials. Emily...

  • Headships Announced for Girls’ and Boys’ Divisions of Bolton School

    The Governing Body at Bolton School and the Head of Foundation, Philip Britton MBE, are pleased to announce the appointment of...

  • Boys' Calendar Raised £1,231 for Urban Outreach

    The Junior Boys at Bolton School put together a charity calendar which went on sale in December to raise money for Urban...

  • Jennifer's Fundraiser

    Jennifer Irving, a Y3 pupil at Bolton School Junior Girls’ School, has raised £830 for local charity Derian House Children’s...

  • Girls Receive Chemquiz Prizes

    A group of four Girls’ Division pupils took part in the 2021 Royal Society of Chemistry Manchester and District Chemquiz. Due to...

  • Old Girl in Dragons' Den First

    Last week’s appearance on the hit BBC business show Dragons’ Den has catapulted Charlotte Morley, who left Bolton School Girls’...

  • Alumni Mentor Sixth Form Students in New Scheme

    Several Y13 students from across both Divisions of Bolton School have spent an instructive year under the mentorship of five high...

  • Whelan Brothers Face-Off in Basketball Final

    The Whelan brothers, Patrick and Jordan, are set to play each other competitively at basketball for the very first time – in the...

  • A Career in Architecture: Would You Measure Up?

    John Wood, who left Bolton School Boys’ Division in 2003 and now works as an architect, returned to deliver an instructive...

  • Boys Learn About Hajj

    The whole of Year 6 learned all about Hajj, the Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca, through an engaging presentation. They moved around...

  • Boys' Charity Row

    Senior rowers from Bolton School Boys’ Division have raised almost £350 after taking part in Race the Thames, a charity indoor...

  • £1 Million Raised for Bursaries Despite Covid Pandemic

    Bolton School raised over £1m towards bursaries and hardship funding during the last academic year.  A delighted and proud Head...

  • Old Boy Juggling Life as a Boxer and A&E Doctor

    Ike Ogbo, who left Bolton School Boys’ Division in 2011 and is a Doctor working in the Accident and Emergency Department at...

  • Bolton Girls Help Lancs Become Northern Lacrosse Champions

    A large group of lacrosse players from Bolton School Girls’ Division have helped Lancashire U15s become Champions of the...

  • Holiday and Wraparound Facility Celebrates 21st Birthday

    2022 sees Kidzone, Bolton School’s wraparound and childcare facility, celebrate its ‘coming of age’ party. Founded in 2001, the...

  • Creative Focus for Next Perspectives Lecture

    Tuesday 8 February, 7.00pm  The next Perspectives Lecture will focus on careers in the creative arts industry. Join our panel of...

  • Prefects’ Panto Benefits William’s Gift

    With all monies having now been collected in, the Prefects’ Panto at Bolton School Girls’ Division has raised £289.40 for the...

  • Pre-School Class Moves to Beech House

    Ahead of its 10th year, Bolton School’s Pre-School Class for 3 and 4 year olds has moved into Beech House, the Infant School for...

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