We have a highly qualified, enthusiastic and experienced teaching staff, who help girls achieve academic results which place us among the top schools in the country. At the last School Inspection, the standard of teaching was highly commended and many of our teachers are examiners in their own subjects. Upon leaving the School girls should be equipped with the knowledge, skills and attributes necessary to cope with the demands of an ever-changing world.
In the early years of Senior School, emphasis is placed on ensuring that girls are happy and content and can focus on their learning in a calm but industrious working environment. Although our curriculum may be guided by the National Curriculum it is not constrained by it. Creativity and independent thinking are encouraged and teachers develop their own schemes of work and can tailor lessons and learning to suit individual classes.
Teachers provide learning experiences which stretch far beyond the classroom and which help girls develop their life and leadership skills. Girls can participate in a vast range of extra-curricular activities such as the Duke of Edinburgh Awards, Business Enterprise and Skills Training, World Challenge, Drama Clubs, musical ensembles, sports activities and visits to Patterdale Hall (the School's Outdoor Pursuits Centre in the Lake District). As active participants of the Young Enterprise Scheme some of our students have achieved great success. Pupils from both Divisions work together on an annual joint drama production and staff give up their time to support such ventures.
Teachers organise and attend numerous educational visits both in the UK and internationally. A group of teachers and pupils recently visited our charity in India, Street Kids Community Village (SKCV) to help young people cope with the demands thrust upon them at an early age. Our School community also plays a key role in the local area through charitable work. Girls have donated gifts at the School's Harvest Thanksgiving to local charities such as Fort Alice and Winter Watch. Many of our pupils volunteer to help out within the local community. This commitment is celebrated each year at a Community Action presentation evening. The School often hosts and helps run educational, sporting and musical events for local schoolchildren. Every Form in the School holds at least one charity event during the year. The intangible benefits gained through these activities provide girls with an edge when applying to universities and later, in their future careers.
The Bolton School Family encompasses not only the pupils and teaching staff but the parents and former pupils. Old Boys and Old Girls play a vital and active role in supporting many aspects of School life. They help the Careers Department in networking, work experience, interview skills and assist with business competitions in School. The Alumni also raise money for charities, offer huge financial support for bursaries and other projects within both Divisions of the School.
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"Staff successfully promote a culture of mutual respect and love for learning."
"Through their enthusiasm and encouragement, staff foster a love for learning in the children, thereby promoting their educational development."
"Pupils speak with gratitude about their teachers' willingness to 'go the extra mile'."
ISI Inspection 2016