Open Days and School Dates

Girls' Sixth Form Open Evening

Prospective students and their parents are invited to visit the school on our open evening which is held in mid-November each year.

Mrs Winder, Head of Sixth Form and staff will be on hand to explain the AS and Advanced Level courses, to offer advice about subject choices, life in the Sixth Form and to show visitors around the stunning Riley Sixth Form Centre, which was opened in 2013. Headmistress Miss Sue Hincks will give a presentation on the evening.

For anyone who cannot attend the open evening, there will also be a chance to visit the School on a normal working day on a Friday in November when Prefects will guide visitors around the campus. Tours, beginning at 9.20am, 10.10am, 11.25am and 12.15pm, will last about 40 minutes. Visitors can pre-book on a tour by emailing


Visits can also be made at other times during term time.  

For further information and an application form please contact Mrs Julie Holland on 01204 840201 or by email at

Once an application has been made, you will receive an invitation to come to an interview day. These interview days usually take place in early March. You will be asked to bring your school reports (including GCSE predictions), record of achievement and Mock Examination results with you. If you are considering Art or Technology as one of your options, you should also bring your portfolio.

Offers will be based on your interview with a member of the School Management Team, an interview with at least two Heads of Department (representing subjects you have said that you would like to take), your performance in an online test (designed to assess your potential) and your school reference. Any offers made at this stage will be provisional until the GCSE results are known.

If you live abroad and are unable to come to an interview in Bolton on these days, we will be happy to arrange an alternative date for you to visit or to arrange for your interview to take place via Skype. If necessary, we will liaise with your current school for you to take the on-line aptitude test under its supervision.

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