Open Days and School Dates

Boys' Sixth Form Open Evening

The Boys' Division Sixth Form Open Evening takes place in November each year. The next one will be run jointly with the Girls' Division on: Thursday 14 November, 7.00pm-9.00pm.

The open evening provides an opportunity for both current and prospective pupils, and their parents, to discuss AS and Advanced Level options, to learn more about life in the Sixth Form at Bolton School and to visit the state-of-the-art, newly opened Riley Sixth Form Centre.

Some enquirers will want to see the School on a working day and to experience some classroom teaching in the group sizes and style that you would receive at Bolton School. We regularly hold a Sixth Form Taster Morning, also in November which will allow you to ask questions, experience daily life in the Riley Centre and attend two lessons. Boys may attend in their school uniform or a suit.

Each year the vast majority of Year 11 pupils progress into the Sixth Form. The Boys' Division also welcomes students into the Sixth Form from across the region. Financial support is available to students through our Open Door Bursary Scheme. Find out more about about fee assistance.

In order to register for the Sixth Form Open Evening or if you would like to arrange a private tour of the School on another day, please contact the Admissions Registrar, Mrs Susan Yates, on 01204 840201. Brochures and application forms can also be requested from Mrs Yates.

Entry Criteria

The academic criteria for entry to A level courses are normally A grade GCSE passes in the subjects to be followed in Years 12 and 13, or the nearest equivalent in the case of subjects not being taken at GCSE.

Applicants should expect to achieve a minimum of 5 A*-C passes at GCSE, including Mathematics and English. However, for external candidates, places are normally offered after interview and on receiving a good reference from the previous school.

Requirements may be relaxed where a student has a good all-round track record of sustained effort, conduct, attitude, discipline, attendance and contribution to school life. We are really looking for students who are self motivated, who believe. They will achieve.

You can always arrange a personal tour of the School by calling Miss Fenton, Admissions Registrar, on 01204 840201.