"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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Entry to the Junior Boys' School

Year 3 Entry

All applicants to Year 3 (from schools other than Bolton School Infant School) sit our Entrance Examination in the January before they wish to join the School. They complete papers in:

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Verbal reasoning
  • Non-verbal reasoning 

as well as a creative writing essay task set by the School.

The Entrance Examination for entry in September 2018 will be held on Thursday 18 January 2018.

If you want to apply for an immediate place, please contact us direct to enquire about the availability of places.

All applicants must fill out an Entrance Examination application form, which can be downloaded here or requested from the Junior School Secretary on 01204 434735.

Entry to Years 4, 5 and 6

Depending on pupil migration, places are sometimes available in Years 4, 5 and 6. Applicants to these year groups complete web-based Verbal Reasoning and Non-Verbal Reasoning exams, a reading test and a piece of creative writing.


The Junior School Prospectus and application form is available from the School. To request a prospectus please contact by telephone, email or write to the address below.

Tours of the School

The best way to appreciate our Junior School is to visit us and the Head would be delighted to welcome you at any time during the term. Please telephone to arrange this at a mutually convenient time.

If you wish to contact the School for any information or for general enquiries, please address correspondence to:

Mrs S Faulkner
Head of the Junior School
Bolton School Boys' Division
Junior Department
Park Road
Bolton BL1 4RD

Telephone: 01204 434735
E-mail: juniorboys@boltonschool.org

Fax: 01204 410073

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