Bolton School Senior Boys

School Maintaining Lord Leverhulme’s Ethos

One in five senior school pupils at Bolton School now receives assistance with their school fees (which include school lunch) and one in twelve studies for free.  The School has been working hard during the recent tough economic times to maintain the ethos of Lord Leverhulme who, when he re-endowed Bolton School in 1915, wanted to offer an education to all talented children, regardless of their financial circumstances.

The two Headteachers, Philip Britton and Sue Hincks said: “Almost 300 of our pupils now receive fee assistance and we are delighted that, through our bursary fund, we can make our educational offer available to so many children.  Our student body is very diverse – geographically, culturally and economically - with many families earning less than the national average.  We know that many of our parents work hard and forego luxuries in order to send their children to Bolton School and each year we strive to keep our fees as low as possible whilst still delivering a first class education.  Parents whose income is less than £19,400 may be offered full remission of fees and families can earn as much as £75,000 and still qualify for assistance.”

The financial awards are available to those families with pupils entering Bolton School from ages 11 through to 18 and some bursaries are available to students who enter the Sixth Form aged 16.  The awards are based on the child's performance in the entrance examination and the degree of assistance required.

Further details are available from the Bursary Officer, Miss Nightingale, on 01204 840201 ext 329, or by email

One in five pupils at Bolton School receives fee assistance