"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

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ISI Inspection of the Girls' Division 2016

Teaching is characterised by teachers’ outstanding knowledge of, and passion for, their subject and their infectious enthusiasm. The very warm relationships that prevail between teachers and their pupils, founded on mutual respect and high expectations are a distinctive and ever-present feature of lessons.