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  • Taster Morning for Year 5 Girls

    Friday 25 June 2021 10.30am - 12.30pm  Pupils and their parents or guardians are invited to experience Bolton School Girls' Division on a normal working day. They should join us from 10.30am, ready for a 10.45am start. Year 5 girls will sample two taster lessons in our Senior School as part of the Taster Morning. At the same time, parents will...

  • Virtual Perspectives Lecture: Careers in Fashion

    Monday 10 May 2021, 7.00pm The Girls’ Division will stage its next ‘Perspectives’ Lecture to explore Careers in Fashion. A panel of Old Girls will draw upon their range of experience to reflect upon the diverse range of career choices, opportunities and challenges within the sector, as well as the skills required to succeed. Our panellists are...

  • 2020-21 Historical Association Lectures

    Historical Association branch meetings have been a regular feature in the Girls’ Division for the past six years. Each year, a series of seven lectures are delivered by a range of academics from the North West and further afield. Ordinarily, attendees meet in the comfortable surroundings of the Sutcliffe Suite and enjoy a chat over tea and...

  • School to Help with Recruitment of Teachers

    In recent years, Bolton School has become a partner school and hub in a new Department for Education (DfE) drive to recruit more teachers in shortage subject areas. The National Maths and Physics SCITT (School-Centred Initial Teacher Training) is at the forefront of a DfE initiative to spearhead subject specific teacher training on a national...

  • Perfect Preparation for Infant School and Beyond

    Bolton School's Pre-School Class for 3 and 4 year olds, which launched in 2012, continues to excel in ensuring young children are school-ready.  Teacher Mrs Browning explains what the class is all about: “We help prepare young children for the move to Infant School and beyond. Whilst girls and boys enjoy lots of play-based fun, there are also...

  • Children Enjoy Outstanding Early Years at Bolton School

    Bolton School’s Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) provision has, once again, been found to be ‘outstanding’ in all categories by independent school inspectors.  The Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI), the body approved by the Secretary of State for inspecting independent schools, reported that ‘the overall effectiveness of the EYFS [at...

  • Nursery Class 2020/21 Registration Now Open

    Registration is now open for the 2020/21 Nursery Class for Three and Four Year Olds!  Our term-time only Nursery Class prepares children for school life and routines through a combination of formal and informal learning techniques. The children follow a play-based curriculum and are provided with a mixture of independent, child initiated...

  • Beech House in Pictures

    Take a look at Beech House in Pictures to see what children get up to at our Infant School.

  • Junior Schools' Open Evening

    Bright, inquisitive children and their parents are invited to attend the Bolton School Junior Schools' Open Afternoon on Thursday 27 May from 4.30pm-6.30pm. Of course, the event will be subject to Covid-19 guidelines and further details will be announced nearer the time. Please call 01204 840201 if you need any more information about either of...

  • School's 80 Acre Classroom

    Lots of schools endeavour to provide outdoor activities for their pupils but few can boast their own fully equipped adventure learning centre. Bolton School can, in the shape of Patterdale Hall, which is idyllically situated in an 80 acre estate on the southern shore of Lake Ullswater and comes with its own qualified instructors and domestic...

  • Winwick Bus Route for School

    Bolton School has introduced a bus route for children wishing to travel from the Winwick and North Warrington area. The route picks up from, and delivers to, The Swan Inn at the junction of Winwick Link Road and the A49.  The route complements the nearby and popular Culcheth pick-up as well as another 18 routes across the North-West, which see...

  • Promote Your Business at Bolton School

    A new opportunity has arisen for businesses to promote their offers around the perimeter of some of the sports fields at Bolton School. With regular mid-week and weekend fixtures against the North West's top schools and popular events for the local community, advertisers are guaranteed a captive audience of independent and state school parents. A...

  • 100 Inspiring Minds

    During 2015-16, as Bolton School enjoyed its 100 and 500 year 'birthday' celebrations, we profiled some of the most inspiring and influential people from Bolton School’s history. Some of those profiled had made an impact on society, shaping our businesses and communities, and some had devoted their lifelong careers to the School and its...

  • Boys' Division Assembly Favourites CD

    A CD featuring Michael Pain playing sixteen much-loved Assembly Favourites on the organ in Bolton School Boys' Division's Great Hall is available to buy. The CD features many favourites of the boys, both current pupils and Old Boltonians, including Come, Holy Ghost, Bach's God's Time is Best, Handel's Aria, Verdi's Grand March "Aida", Gothic Suite...

  • Bolton Boys in Focus

    A pictorial history book of the Boys' Division written by former Boys' Division teachers David Shaw and Charles Winder The book, Bolton Boys in Focus, is a collection of photos from 1875-2010 and shows the startling range of activities and events that the boys have been involved in over the years.   The two authors both started teaching on the...

  • Virtual Visit to Park Road

    We were not able to hold our usual Lower Schools' Open Evening in summer 2020, but you can visit the Junior Boys' School virtually by watching this video in which Headteacher Sue Faulkner explains how pupils aged 7-11 have great fun at Bolton School as they work and play hard:

  • Boys' Division Sports Fixtures

    See the latest sports fixtures by clicking here to our Downloads page and scrolling down to the "Sports Fixtures" section.

  • Directions to Away Sporting Venues (Boys' Division)

    This section of the website replaces the popular booklet, 'How to get lost on a Saturday', and contains the definitive list of directions to the schools played by Bolton School teams. Click on the links for directions from the schools' own websites, where available, and also zoom-able OS maps from Multimap. Altrincham Marlborough Road,...

  • Inspection Acclaims School's Excellence

    Bolton School Girls’ Division has received the highest judgement of being “excellent” in all categories by the Independent Schools’ Inspectorate (ISI).  Meanwhile, EYFS provision received the top judgement of “outstanding” in every category.  The Inspection reported on the progress and achievement of children and young women in Years 1-13,...

  • Virtual Visit to Hesketh House

    We were not able to hold our usual Lower Schools' Open Evening in summer 2020, but you can visit the Junior Girls' School virtually by watching this video in which Headteacher Carol Laverick explains how pupils aged 7-11 have great fun at Bolton School as they work and play hard:  

  • Why Choose a Girls' School for your Daughter?

    By sending my three daughters to Bolton School Girls' Division, I have watched them grow and flourish in ways that I had never imagined and I believe this is down in no small part to their receiving a girls-only education.  Without the possible distraction of boys in the classroom they have become confident in their own skills, abilities and...

  • Why Wait Until Open Evening?

    Our annual Sixth Form Open Evenings take place in November each year, but why wait until then to visit us?  Many students (and their parents) choose to visit us and have a private tour of the School prior to the open events season. Such a visit offers a great chance to witness the productive working environment and great atmosphere that makes the...

  • The Riley Sixth Form Centre

    On the first day of the Autumn Term 2013, Sixth Form students at Bolton School were thrilled to move into their new £7m Riley Sixth Form Centre.  The stunning glass-fronted three storey building gives independence to more than 400 Sixth Form students and includes an ICT suite, seminar rooms with touch-screen tvs, quiet study areas, a common room,...

  • Reflections of a Former Head Girl

    Having joined Bolton School at the age of four, it’s difficult to imagine that I will soon be leaving. In my first assembly in Year 7, the Headmistress spoke of the difference between attending a school, and belonging to that school. It is only in the last few years, and even more so with hindsight, that I have truly understood the...

  • Reflections on Bolton School

    I can't quite believe that my time at Bolton School Girls' Division is already over. I may have "only" been here for seven years (practically just a passing visit compared to those who joined at four years old!) but there is absolutely no doubt  that I am going to miss it so very much. I have only been away from school for a week and already I am...

  • Lockdown Learning at Hesketh House

    Despite the challenges of national lockdown, Bolton School has remained open all along and learning has continued smoothly for the Junior Girls throughout the pandemic. Teachers and pupils have been thinking creatively and imaginatively to stretch girls via remote learning. Every pupil from age 7 upwards has a school-issued iPad, which has helped...

  • Virtual Visit

    Under normal circumstances, Bolton School welcomes families at several times throughout the year for a wide range of open events for all age groups. Since the beginning of the pandemic, many events have moved online and you are also able to get a taste of what Bolton School is like by visiting us virtually.