"There is no doubt this is a very special school with fantastic facilities and fantastic teachers who make all the difference. It's just a shame that every school in the country cannot be like Bolton School."

Sir Harry Kroto - Nobel Prize Winner in Chemistry and Old Boy

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Gymnastics Final One of the Best in Recent Years


Contestants in this year’s Y7 Gymnastics Final at Bolton School Boys’ Division exhibited some of the most impressive balances and travelling movements in recent years. Eight boys competed against one another in a dramatic final played out in front of...
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Christmas Chemistry Lecture from RSC

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Bolton School has once again hosted two Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) Christmas Lectures. These annual events allow pupils to experience a series of exciting chemistry experiments live on stage. Over 1,050 pupils from schools across Greater Manche...
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Chemistry Boys Meet Teacher at Conference

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Year 12 boys from Bolton School, who were attending an Inspire a Class: Chemistry in Action day at The University of Salford, found themselves face to face with their Chemistry teacher, who was one of the speakers!  Dr Kristy Turner, who is one of v...
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A Life at Sea


Recent leaver Chris Rowles, still in his twenties, enthralled Year 7 boys at Bolton School with his tales about life at sea in the Merchant Navy.  Explaining that the Merchant Navy is “totally different” to the Royal Navy, he told the attentive clas...
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U13s into National Semi-Final of Football Cup


After a stunning 4-2 comeback in the last round of the national Independent Schools' Football Association (ISFA) Cup against St.Bede’s, a school from Manchester, a chance for Bolton School Boys’ Division to proceed to the last four of the competition...
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Ralf Little's Unimportant Opinions


Actor, writer and former pupil Ralf Little, who left Bolton School in 1998, returned to his alma mater to deliver a humorous and instructive 45th Tillotson Lecture. Entitling the presentation “Reflecting on a 20 Year Career in the Arts” or “Ralf Litt...
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Old Boy Ralf Delivers Acting Masterclass

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Aspiring Senior School actors enjoyed an instructive masterclass in the hands of Ralf Little, who left Bolton School in 1998. Enjoying himself immensely, Ralf, now a household name after starring in the Royle Family and Two Pints of Lager and a Packe...
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Carousel of Careers Advice for Boys


Pupils in Year 9 of Bolton School Boys’ Division spent the afternoon on a careers carousel as part of the school’s innovative SPACE programme. A range of industry professionals, two of them Old Boys of the school, spoke about their fields of work and...
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Honey Sale Creates a Buzz

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Members of the Bolton School Boys’ Division Beekeeping Club were proud to announce that the bees produced a good crop of honey this year, allowing them to open up sales to the school community for a second year. The Beekeeping Club advertised their h...
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Old Boy Discusses Reality of Medical Career

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Old Boy Mobeen Qureshi returned to Bolton School to talk to students interested in a career in medicine about his experiences of training and working as a doctor. He was able to give pupils from both Divisions an insight into the hardships of a caree...
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