Bolton School Senior Boys

Senior Boys' Latest News

This page is updated regularly to keep you up to date with all the breaking news from the Senior Boys' Division.

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  • Samba Band Boosts Bubble Rush Runners

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    Monday, 17 September 2018

    The Boys’ Division Samba Band performed at Bolton Hospice’s Bubble Rush fundraising event at Queen’s Park. Eight pupils in Years 9 to 12, joined by Mr Forgrieve and Mr Bleasdale, were delighted to give an energy boost to those participating in the...

  • Ball’s £10,000 Boost to Bursary Fund

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    Thursday, 06 September 2018

    Money raised at the hugely successful Bolton School Ball has been donated to the School’s Bursary Fund. The Boys’ and Girls’ Division Parents’ Associations, who organised the sparkling event in June, were delighted to hand over a cheque for...

  • Bursary Campaign Raises Millions


    Monday, 03 September 2018

    The Bursary Fund at Bolton School is £5 million richer after the School’s hugely successful 100 Campaign for Bursaries reached its target, with the monies raised enabling deserving children from across the region to study for free or at reduced...

  • Boys Excel with 9s in Maths and Sciences

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    Thursday, 23 August 2018

    GCSE pupils in Bolton School Boys’ Division have performed outstandingly well in the new 9-1 grading system, with one in three results being graded at 8 or 9, which is equivalent to an A* or above. It had been predicted that the new top grade of 9...

  • Twins Celebrate GCSE Success

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    Thursday, 23 August 2018

    Twins Joseph and Oliver De Blainsin celebrated their excellent sets of GCSE results. Oliver received four 9s, four A*s and three 8s, while his brother Joseph received five 9s, two A*s, two As, one 8 and one 7. Oliver said, “We were in friendly...

  • Boys' Sponsored Walk to Raise Thousands

    Sponsored 10 mile walk school

    Monday, 09 July 2018

    Close to six hundred boys from Bolton School Boys' Division Senior School undertook a 10 mile sponsored walk in sweltering conditions to raise funds for a wide range of worthwhile causes including Boot out Breast Cancer, The Woodland Trust, The...

  • Town Steps Back in Time

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    Sunday, 08 July 2018

    The Levels (playing fields) of Bolton School have witnessed some competitive clashes over the years but nothing quite like this as dozens of pikemen, musketeers and drummers re-enacted “The Storming of Bolton” which took place during the English...

  • School Shortlisted for MEN Secondary School of the Year Award

    Shortlisted for MEN Secondary School of the Year Award

    Friday, 06 July 2018

    Senior staff and pupils from both the Girls' Division and Boys' Division were delighted to attend the MEN School Awards ceremony at the Manchester Hilton on Deansgate. The School was one of three schools that made it to the final in the Secondary...

  • Tug of War Returns to Sports Day

    Sports Day Tug of War

    Friday, 06 July 2018

    The Boys’ Division Sports Day saw the return of the tug of war competition for the first time in over a decade. For all pupils in Years 7 to 10, the morning was filled with track and field events, and those not competing cheered for members of their...

  • Battle of the Band Monies Go To Ross Smith

    Battle of the Bands 2018 cheque presentation

    Thursday, 05 July 2018

    At the beginning of the summer term, we were delighted to welcome back Old Boy Jordan Allen to judge Battle of the Bands. His band ‘Jordan Allen’ are currently enjoying great success, having played major festivals such as Tramlines, Dot To Dot, Live...

  • Inaugural Lower School Prizegiving Held

    Lower School Prizegiving

    Thursday, 05 July 2018

    The inaugural Lower School Prizegiving celebrated the successes, achievements and wide-ranging participation of boys in Year 7 to 9. The three year groups were joined in the Great Hall for this special morning assembly by their families. The event...

  • Reading Celebrated at Fiction Award Ceremony

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    Wednesday, 04 July 2018

    Six authors and more than seven hundred pupils enjoyed a morning of celebrating reading before the announcement of the 2018 Bolton Children’s Fiction Award winners. Bolton School hosted the Award Ceremony and a morning of sessions with all six of...

  • Wigan House Walks 200km for Charity

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    Monday, 02 July 2018

    Pupils in Wigan House have collectively walked four times the length of Dominica, or 200km, to raise money for charity. Boys in all Senior School year groups took part in the fundraising effort by gathering sponsorship and spending their House...

  • Boys in Port Sunlight Takeover

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    Sunday, 01 July 2018

    Bolton School Boys’ Division pupils from Years 7 to 13 took part in a museum takeover day entitled The Leverhulme Festival at Port Sunlight on the Wirral, the model workers’ village created by the School’s founder, Lord Leverhulme. Activities took...

  • School Supports Bolton Station Community Gala

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    Saturday, 30 June 2018

    Bolton School Boys’ Division, which is part of the Bolton Station Development Partnership, provided actors, artists and musicians to entertain at the Bolton Station Community Gala, held at the town’s railway station and transport interchange. The...

  • Local Pupils Enjoy Civil War Education Days

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    Friday, 29 June 2018

    Bolton School has hosted two Civil War Education Days for local pupils in Years 5, 6 and 7. These exciting opportunities to learn more about the English Civil War precede the re-enactment of the Storming of Bolton which will take place in School...

  • Congratulations and Advice at Prizegiving

    Prizegiving Guest Speaker, Head and Chair of Governors

    Thursday, 28 June 2018

    This year was “the hottest Prizegiving on record”, according to the Headmaster’s welcome. With the summer sunshine streaming in through the windows, the prizes were presented and address given by Old Boy Mr Stuart Brooks CMG (1956-1966), who spent...

  • Ice Maidens Ask What’s Your Antarctica?

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    Wednesday, 27 June 2018

    Two members of the Ice Maiden expedition, the first all-female team to ski coast to coast across Antarctica using only muscle power, visited Bolton School to talk about their polar experience. Major Sandy Hennis and Lance Sergeant Sophie Montagne...

  • School Supports Steam Celebration

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    Tuesday, 26 June 2018

    Bolton School pupils and staff will help to mark the 50th anniversary of the last day of steam power in Bolton this weekend. A Community Gala is being held at Bolton Rail Station and Interchange on Saturday 30 June, half a century after the last...

  • A Celebration of Chemistry

    Chemistry Lab Anniversary group

    Saturday, 23 June 2018

    Several generations of Chemists from Bolton School Boys’ Division enjoyed a weekend dual celebration, marking 60 years since the opening of a purpose built chemistry block and the passing of Nobel Prize winning Old Boy, Professor Sir Harry Kroto...

  • Concert Band Performs at Brownlow Fold Primary

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    Monday, 18 June 2018

    In the first of several community music primary school visits which take place at the end of the summer term, Bolton School’s Joint Intermediate Concert Band visited Brownlow Fold Primary School. The short concert included performances of 'Fame',...

  • School Ball is Big Fundraiser

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    Saturday, 16 June 2018

    Not only was the Bolton School Ball, held at the A J Bell Stadium in Salford, a roaring success but it also raised £19,000! The money will go towards bursaries for girls and boys who begin their studies in Year 7 of the Girls’ or Boys’ Divisions at...

  • Rock and Roll Reflections


    Monday, 11 June 2018

    Former pupils of Bolton School, Mark Radcliffe (BBC Radio broadcaster) and Tony Wadsworth CBE (former Chairman and CEO of EMI and Parlophone) shared centre stage with recent leaver Adam Woolley (BBC) in an evening of rock and roll reflections at the...

  • Arts Day Celebrates Platinum Artsmark Application

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    Monday, 11 June 2018

    A Creative Arts Day at Bolton School Boys’ Division and Manchester Art Gallery, involving several recent leavers, offered enrichment to boys and celebrated the recent submission of School’s Case Study for Platinum Artsmark status.  Former pupil...

  • Free Civil War Re-enactment for Bolton

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    Thursday, 07 June 2018

    Cannon will fire, drums will sound, and swords will clash as the English Civil War returns to Bolton in a spectacular free event – almost 375 years since the notorious ‘Bolton Massacre’! Roundheads and Cavaliers will descend on Bolton School on 7...

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