Top Ranking for Student Placement
Friday, 12 August 2011
Bolton School Girls' Division has been named one of the top 100 schools in the country for successfully placing students in the top 30 universities in the country, in a report by the Sutton Trust. The School is one of only eight in the North West to be named in the list.
The Sutton Trust research examines the success of schools during
the last three years in gaining places for their pupils in the
leading 30 UK universities, including Oxford, Cambridge, UCL,
Imperial, LSE, Warwick, Durham, Birmingham, Manchester, Nottingham,
York, and Edinburgh. Bolton School Girls' Division, with a 79.1%
success rate over three years, is placed 67th in the
According to the report, Independent school pupils are more than twice as likely as those in comprehensives to be accepted into one of the most selective universities: independent schools had a 56 per cent success rate, compared with 23 per cent in non selective state schools, and almost 40 per cent in grammar schools.