"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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Read a wide selection of quotes about Bolton School:

  • "The provision for learning and care is exemplary, with the needs of all children, including those identified as having SEND, EAL and the more able, catered for extremely well."

    Early Years Foundation Stage ISI Inspection 2016
  • "Bolton School was such a large part of my life. I can safely say that I would not be doing what I do for a living if it wasn’t for the vibrant arts scene at the school and the encouragement that I was given."

    Neil Eckersley, Former Pupil and Theatre Producer
  • "At a time when we are often told reading is in decline, I can’t tell you how much pleasure the Bolton Children’s Fiction Award gave me (and all the other authors)."

    Tamsyn Murray, Author
  • "Pupils are encouraged to volunteer, to lead, to perform, to try new things, to move outside their comfort zone and they emerge as fine, rounded, honourable young adults equipped to thrive and succeed wherever life takes them."

    Mrs Helen Critchlow, Parent
  • "Bolton School has lived up to-and exceeded-everything we would want for the education of our children."

    Lucy and Ian Riggs Parents of Katie and Charlotte
  • "My son was very lucky to be offered a bursary at Bolton School. We had worked hard for this chance and we are grateful every day for the opportunity that attending Bolton has already given Oscar."

    Miss Ruth Robson, Parent
  • "No better winner of the Tes Independent School Award 2019 than Bolton School. A great example of the meaning of education for all and on behalf of all."

    Mike Buchanan, Headmaster of Ashford School and former HMC Chair
  • "What a worthy winner (of the Tes Independent School of the Year Award 2019) is the amazing Bolton School."

    Dr Bernard Trafford, former Head (1990-2018) and HMC Chair