Our Entrance Testing Day for pupils looking to enter our Junior Schools (in Y3) or Senior Schools (in Y7) in September 2021 will take place on Thursday 14 January. You can still register your child via this page.

You can also visit any part of the School from Nursery to Sixth Form on this virtual visit page.

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Boys' Division Sixth Form

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I would like to extend a warm welcome to Bolton School's Sixth Form - both to those students within the School who plan to move up from Year 11 and to those who wish to join us from other schools.  Hopefully this website will give you an insight into what makes our Sixth Form special. You will find:

  • Outstanding teaching, facilities and resources which will allow you to reach your full academic potential
  • As a member of the senior section of a large 11-18 year old school you will have the opportunity to lead, mentor and be role models for younger students developing invaluable skills for your future workplace
  • Opportunities to develop team-working, leadership and life skills through an incredible array of extra curricular activities and through close supervision and pastoral care: we aim to both challenge and support you
  • Expert career guidance and assistance in your university application which will help you to get to your choice of university and to secure the job you really want.

Academic standards are high but this is no ivory tower. Each year more students sit A level exams and, each year, academic grades improve. Securing good A level grades is no longer enough. Universities and employers increasingly want to see evidence of other achievements and interests and your ability to add value to the community. The range of opportunities on offer to you at Bolton School is, I believe, second to none and you will have every chance to pursue interests and follow activities that build your character and your CV.

The A level years are intensive: they will be hard work but they will also be fun and will provide you with lifelong memories. Many Old Boltonians look back upon them as amongst the best years of their lives. You can view a copy of our digital prospectus here.

This is a warm and welcoming place, open to all sections of the community. It will provide you with the education, opportunities and preparation to help you to achieve your hopes and dreams. I urge you to apply, for we offer what you need to help you realise your full potential.


Mr Philip Britton
Headmaster, Bolton School Boys' Division


  1. RT @SportatBolton: More footy action from this morning, cold, fresh, but enjoyable👍 about 2 hours ago
  2. RT @SportatBolton: Great to see some Saturday football on the levels Training match took place with 26 players involved Not that the result matters........... But it was a win for Mr Davidsons “Dinamo Devils” (red/white) v Mr Teasdales “Rapid Racers” (black/white) about 2 hours ago
  3. RT @BsbdEco: A productive week of eco-ing. Noticeboard updated with Y7, documentation and actions review meeting with the eco-committee and @BSBDPA ready for @EcoSchools applications, y9 and 13 labelling boxes for waste stationery collection and @WoodlandTrust trees ordered for next year yesterday

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Virtual Tour

Virtual campus

Pupils at Bolton School benefit from outstanding teachers, an industrious learning environment and excellent facilities.

You can view a virtual tour of our Senior Boys' School and the Riley Sixth Form Centre or you can take the full Bolton School virtual tour.



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