"Pupils are self-assured, purposeful and mutually supportive - they readily accept responsibility and assume a variety of leadership roles."

ISI Inspection of the Girls' Division 2016

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Public Benefit

The School's Public Benefit

Independent schools have to prove how they provide a public benefit if they wish to retain their charitable status. Schools must show that they offer bursaries or share their facilities with the local community and benefit people on low incomes, as per recommendations laid out in a consultation paper from the Charity Commission published in March...

Bolton School and the Community

The Bolton School Foundation exists in order to realise the potential of each and every pupil. In order to do this we believe in providing an all-round education, which extends far beyond the classroom. This means that the School is, and always has been, inextricably linked with the local community. It is a central part of our ethos that pupils...

Local Public Benefit: Education

The Foundation offers the potential for a continuous educational experience from Nursery through to the Sixth Form. We currently educate 2,300 pupils from across the region we aim to further the ethos of Lord Leverhulme who, when re-endowing the School in 1915, wanted to offer an education for all academically gifted students, irrespective of...

Local Public Benefit: Junior School

This information should be read in conjunction with the other activities in this section particularly Sport, Community Service and Local Charity Work. New in 2009/10, the SHINE: Serious Fun on Saturdays programme.  Thirty eight Year 5 pupils from local primary schools utilised the School's facilities and enjoyed expert tuition.  A range of...

Local Public Benefit: Senior School

This information should be read in conjunction with other public benefit activities listed in the left-hand menu. Sixth Form students work as classroom assistants and mentors in local secondary schools Staff and Sixth Form hosted an Interview Day for Year 11 pupils from Westleigh School Girls' Division Sixth Form students took assemblies at...

Local Public Benefit: Sport

Bolton School shares its sporting facilities with the community in many ways: Bolton School has been the Independent Schools Football Association (ISFA) Focus School for the Manchester and North-West region since 2009. We work closely with ISFA to spread ideas from the centre throughout schools in the whole region through a series of coaching...

Local Public Benefit: Careers

Careers Education is taken very seriously at Bolton School and through interaction with the world of work there are reciprocal benefits for the School and the local community. The School hosts career conventions for Y9 upward Promotes links with the "World of Work" via Y7, Y8 and Y11 work experience days Links continued through Sixth Form...

Local Public Benefit: Community Service

The School interacts with and serves the local community in many ways, here are some recent activities: The School has set up an Ogden Trust Science Partnership between local schools and universities. It provides a forum to promote teaching and learning in Science. Junior School Choir sings at Old Peoples' Homes. Senior students do community...

Local Public Benefit: Facilities

The School shares its facilities with the local community in a number of ways: Arts Centre & Great Halls used for weddings, receptions, seminars, parties, dinners and much more! host Greater Manchester Junior Schools' Chess Championships host Manchester Guitar Circle there is a long list of lettings which includes the Historical...

Local Public Benefit: Charity Work

The School, from Nursery to the Sixth Form and through our Old Boys' and Old Girls' Associations, works with and for many local charities. Various events take place during the year - some raising as much as £10,000! Recent Events include a Junior Boys Fancy Dress fun run which raised £5867.91 for Bolton Hospice, a collection of 37 bags of sports...

Public Benefit at a National Level

Pupils and alumni endeavour to help national charities through a startling and imaginative range of activities. Some charities that have benefited recently include: Action Aid Alzheimer's Society Association for Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus (ASBAH) Baby Lifeline Barnado's: Sixth Form students took collection tins to the streets and raised...

Public Benefit at an International Level

The following international charities have recently benefitted from the work of Bolton School: African Charity "Mutuati" Asian Earthquake Appeal BAM (Earthquake Fund) Cancer Research Chernobyl Children's Appeal Christian Aid Diabetes Research Filling Shoe Boxes for Romania Appeal International Red Cross Project to rebuild a Durban...