"Our daughter’s progress in this last year has exceeded our greatest hopes and expectations. "

Parent, Junior Girls' School (Hesketh House)

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Extra-Curricular Activities


The Boys' Junior School offers a wide range of clubs and activities, many of which are held at lunchtimes to enable as many boys as possible to participate.  The school library is open every lunchtime.  Click on the links in the left-hand margin to learn more about specific activities. I like being at Bolton School because there are lots of...


There are regular clubs for chess, science, art and 'Brain Games'; a mathematics workshop operates every lunchtime. After school Judo, swimming, cookery and chess clubs operate throughout the year and the school's Cub Scout pack meets weekly throughout the academic year.

Outdoor Pursuits

Patterdale Hall is our own outdoor pursuits centre in the Lake District. Located in idyllic surroundings at the southern end of Lake Ullswater, the estate contains a working hill farm and a hundred acres of garden and private woodland. It is the ideal location for field studies, Duke of Edinburgh Award expeditions, and multi-activity programmes...


Lunchtime activities include Choirs and School Orchestra; groups in strings, percussion, wind, guitar and recorder.


As many boys as possible are encouraged to represent the school in sporting activities and standards achieved are high.  Soccer fixtures are played against local as well as other Independent Schools. Both 11-a-side and 7-a-side soccer are played. In addition to its football teams, the school fields teams in cricket, cross-country running, tennis,...


Bolton School has a flourishing Scout Group of Cub Scouts, Scouts and Explorer Scouts. The Cub Scout Pack is open to pupils from the Boys' and Girls' Junior Schools aged from approximately eight to ten and a half years old. The Cub Blog can be found at http://cubs.boltonschool.me/ The termly programme of meetings can be found on the Blog. The...