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  • The Tempest Joint Production Charms Audiences

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    Monday, 19 March 2018

    This year’s Joint Production of Shakespeare’s The Tempest brought “such stuff / As dreams are made on” for audiences on all four nights of its run. There was both magic and drama in the air as the cast of pupils, drawn from Years 10 to 13 in both...

  • Civil War to be Reenacted at Bolton School


    Friday, 16 March 2018

    Cannon will fire, drums will sound, and swords will clash as schoolchildren from across Bolton get the chance to go back in time to the English Civil War - thanks to a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund.  A new project will see special education...

  • Bolton Boys Win U15 Rugby 7s’ Competition


    Thursday, 15 March 2018

    An all-conquering Bolton School U15s' rugby 7s’ team swept aside opposition from across the North-West as they went on to pick up the silverware on their own turf.  In a tense final, Bolton defeated Hutton Grammar in a winner takes all final match....

  • Patterdale Hall Wins Boot and Paddle Challenge


    Friday, 09 March 2018

    Patterdale Hall, Bolton School's Adventure Learning Centre based on the shores of Lake Ullswater, has won this year’s Association of Heads of Outdoor Education Centres’ (AHOEC) Northern Region ‘Boot and Paddle’ competition.  Representatives from...

  • Lancashire Cricketers Inspire U15s

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    Thursday, 08 March 2018

    Bolton School’s U15s’ cricket team was given a fillip this week when former Lancashire and England cricketer Warren Hegg dropped into their indoor nets session to offer them words of inspiration ahead of their upcoming English Schools’ Cricket...

  • Young Musician of the Year Event Showcases Breadth of Talent


    Thursday, 08 March 2018

    This year’s Bolton School Boys’ Division Young Musician of the Year competition once again showcased a wealth of talent on another joyous evening of accomplished musicianship. This year’s adjudicator was Jacqueline Tinniswood from Westholme Junior...

  • Incredible National Water Polo Record Continues


    Thursday, 08 March 2018

    Bolton School Boys’ Division has continued its dominance at water polo on the national stage. The U15s’ 7-3 victory over Dulwich College in the national English Schools’ Swimming Association (ESSA) final held in Northampton meant the School has won...

  • Boys' Oscar Efforts


    Tuesday, 06 March 2018

    Year 11 boys enjoyed an absorbing day dedicated to film-making as Ed Boase’s Young Film Academy returned to Bolton School. The Academy works with over 7,500 young people each year, helping develop their creative, organisational, leadership,...

  • Literary Fun on World Book Day

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    Thursday, 01 March 2018

    The Senior Schools enjoyed a host of World Book Day activities. Library staff challenged young readers in both Divisions to try ‘The Great Big Book Quiz’ and The Moderately Large World Book Day Quiz’. Pupils were also invited to design their own...

  • Inter-Division Archery Competition

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    Friday, 23 February 2018

    The boys have emerged victorious in an archery competition which pitted the Divisions against one another. Over lunchtime, pupils competed over short and long distances to see which Division could score the most points. While the girls came out on...

  • Elite Athletes Learn from Rugby Doctor and Paralympian

    Ayaz Bhuta, GB Wheelchair Rugby athlete and Rio 2016 Paralympian, and Old Boy Dr Vasudevan Mani, now Leeds Rhinos’ Team Doctor, gave pupils an insight into sport at the highest level

    Thursday, 22 February 2018

    Elite athletes from Bolton School’s Junior Boys’, Senior Boys’ and Senior Girls’ schools as well as the entirety of Year 5 girls from Hesketh House enjoyed an informative afternoon in the company of former pupil Dr Vasudevan Mani (1984-1998), who is...

  • School Receives Corporate Heraldry Award

    Bolton School was awarded the Heraldry Society’s Corporate Heraldry Award in February 2018

    Wednesday, 21 February 2018

    Following an application prepared and submitted by Old Boy Malcolm Howe (1948-1956), Bolton School has been awarded the Heraldry Society’s Corporate Heraldry Award. The submission detailed the many and varied ways in which the School has used its...

  • Unusual Options Reviewed on Specialist Careers Day

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    Friday, 09 February 2018

    Students in Years 11 and 12 in the Boys’ and Girls’ Divisions gained an insight into a host of specialist university courses and career options in a day arranged by the Careers Department. The two year groups could opt in to any number of sessions,...

  • Vaulting Final Reaches New Heights


    Friday, 09 February 2018

    The grace, balance and courage of the eight Year 8 finalists in this year’s Bolton School Boys’ Division vaulting competition was, as ever, quite remarkable. Performing with nerves of steel in front of their entire year group, their Form Teachers...

  • Inter-School Quiz Competition Winners


    Friday, 09 February 2018

    Seven boys in Year 9 and above recently accompanied Mrs Brace, Mr Cropper and Mr Humphrey to Bury Grammar School for the Annual Inter-school quiz competition.  An unfortunate late withdrawal through illness meant one of our two teams had to play...

  • School Wins TES Community Initiative Award

    Bolton School won the ‘Whole school community initiative of the year’ award at the TES Independent School Awards 2018

    Thursday, 08 February 2018

    London, 8 February 2018: Bolton School has won the ‘Whole school community initiative of the year’ award at the prestigious Tes Independent School Awards 2018.  Local council cutbacks have been an unavoidable fact of life in this age of austerity,...

  • Chinese Pupils Enjoy Bolton School Visit


    Wednesday, 07 February 2018

    Pupils from Bocai Boarding School, China enjoyed a taster morning at Bolton School! The children are in the UK for a few weeks visiting a number of schools across the region, with the intention that they will be submitting applications to North-West...

  • School Hosts Young Scientists Journal Conference

    The Boys’ Division hosted the first Northern Young Scientists Journal Conference in February 2018

    Wednesday, 07 February 2018

    Bolton School Boys’ Division has hosted the first Northern Young Scientists Journal Conference, and the fifth conference overall. The Boys’ Division is also the first ever Young Scientists Journal (YSJ) hub school. The day brought together students...

  • SHINE Inspires Year 5 Pupils

    Forty-three Year 5 pupils from a dozen local primary schools are enjoying this year’s SHINE: Serious Fun on Saturday programme at Bolton School

    Saturday, 03 February 2018

    Forty three Year 5 pupils from a dozen local primary schools are enjoying this year’s SHINE: Serious Fun on Saturday programme at Bolton School. The project, which runs over the course of the Spring Term on Saturday mornings in the Girls' and Boys'...

  • Night Safe Donation from Blackburn House


    Friday, 02 February 2018

    Pupils from Blackburn House in the Boys’ Division of Bolton School have donated over 500 unwanted Christmas gifts and toiletries to Night Safe, a charity helping young homeless people in the  Blackburn area. Members from the House Leadership Team...

  • Tickets Available for The Tempest Joint Production

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    Thursday, 01 February 2018

    William Shakespeare’s The Tempest is Bolton School’s Joint Production for 2018, and tickets are now on sale. The show will run from Wednesday 14 until Saturday 17 March 2017, with each performance at 7.00pm in the Arts Centre. On a distant island a...

  • Magical Lessons for Harry Potter Day

    The School turned into Hogwarts for Harry Potter Book Night and held fantastic Care of Magical Creatures lessons in the libraries!

    Thursday, 01 February 2018

    Bolton School was transformed into Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry for magical ‘lessons’ to celebrate Harry Potter Book Night. Pupils were sorted into the four Hogwarts Houses and competed for House Points. As the theme for this year’s...

  • Chamber Choir in Barnardos National Choral Competition Final


    Monday, 29 January 2018

    Bolton School’s Senior Chamber Choir is in full rehearsals ahead of its trip to the Royal Festival Hall on Monday 12 March for the national final of the Barnardo’s Choral Competition.   The Choir saw off much stiff competition in the ages 12-18...

  • Boys are U14 Greater Manchester Badminton Champions


    Thursday, 25 January 2018

    A team from Bolton School Boys’ Division has become the U14 Greater Manchester badminton champions. In progressing to the final, the boys overcame two of the strongest teams, Altrincham, 3-2 in the group stage, then Manchester Grammar School, also...

  • Junior Boys Enjoy Brass Group Concert

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    Wednesday, 24 January 2018

    The Boys’ Division Senior School Brass Group entertained Park Road pupils in a lunchtime performance as part of the Junior School’s ongoing concert series. Ten pupils gave splendid accounts of ‘Let Me Entertain You, ‘The Eye of the Tiger’, ‘Living...

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