"While at school I had so many opportunities to participate in both the Senior Choir and Chamber Choir, and the Music Department regularly held informal concerts which were fantastic opportunities to perform."

Laurie Ashworth - Prize-Winning Opera Singer

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PA Funds Enhance Life in the Boys’ Division


The Parents’ Association has once more funded a range of initiatives to enhance life in the Boys’ Division.  The brand new Bola cricket bowling machine is an invaluable piece of equipment in developing young cricketers towards excellence. It is used...
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Refreshments at The Tempest

The Tempest cake

Once again, the Senior School Parents’ Associations provided refreshments during the interval of the Senior Joint Production. Members of the audience briefly departed Prospero’s Island to enjoy an array of home-made cakes created by parents and frien...
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Teenage Journey - Coping With Your Adolescent


Dick Moore had a large audience of Bolton School parents gripped by his powerful, moving and enlightening presentation on “Coping with your adolescent”. This event was one of the highlights of the Teenage Journey series this year, and parents came aw...
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Funds Raised at Firework Extravaganza

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Our stall at the Senior Girls’ PA Fireworks Extravaganza was a great success. Many families came along to enjoy the superb display and wide range of stalls and entertainment on 5th November. Our stall had a prime spot next to the food queue, where th...
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Teenage Journey – Choices Beyond School

PA Teenage Journey Choices Beyond School

We were delighted to welcome Bernard Strutt, Head of Undergraduate Admissions at the University of Manchester, to present this evening’s talk. Bernard described how the student world has altered dramatically over the last 10-20 years and how what is ...
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Gin Tasting Evening

Gin Tasting

An audience of potential gin connoisseurs arrived at the Arts Centre for a welcome drink of Malfy gin and heard a brief history of gin from Chris Coombs of Turton Wines. Guests were then invited to sample four different gins at the speed tasting tabl...
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Teenage Journey – Anxiety and Stress

Clinical psychologists Rachel and Natalie

Clinical psychologists Rachel Andrew and Natalie Powell addressed a large audience of parents on the subject of anxiety and stress in teenage boys. They described the sorts of things boys feel anxious about in today’s world, stressing that anxiety is...
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Miss Saigon Refreshments

Miss Saigon Refreshments - Table

The Senior Boys’ and Senior Girls’ Parents’ Associations joined forces to put on a lavish spread of refreshments during the interval of Miss Saigon. Guests were treated to a huge choice of home-made cakes, kindly baked and donated by parents and frie...
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Wish List Items Funded by Parents' Association

Boys have benefitted from kayaks recently being added to the school fleet

Each year the Parents’ Association considers requests from Boys’ Division staff for funding for items to enhance the experience of boys at Bolton School. A variety of bids were made for “nice but not necessary” items and these were considered by the ...
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Coffee and Cake Drop-in for Parents

Coffee & Cake Drop-In Table

During autumn 2016, the Parents’ Association held a series of Friday afternoon coffee and cake drop-ins for parents picking up their children. This was an opportunity for parents to catch up with each other in the Senior Boys’ dining hall, with a hot...
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