Bolton School Sixth Form Boys

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  • Unusual Options Reviewed on Specialist Careers Day

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    Friday, 09 February 2018

    Students in Years 11 and 12 in the Boys’ and Girls’ Divisions gained an insight into a host of specialist university courses and career options in a day arranged by the Careers Department. The two year groups could opt in to any number of sessions,...

  • School Wins TES Community Initiative Award

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    Thursday, 08 February 2018

    London, 8 February 2018: Bolton School has won the ‘Whole school community initiative of the year’ award at the prestigious Tes Independent School Awards 2018.  Local council cutbacks have been an unavoidable fact of life in this age of austerity,...

  • Old Boy Explains Effects of Drug Abuse

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    Monday, 05 February 2018

    Old Boy Richard Garland returned to the Boys’ Division to talk to students in Year 13 about drugs and how they impact people’s lives. Richard has been a police officer for 25 years, has worked on drug investigations with organisations such as the UK...

  • SHINE Inspires Year 5 Pupils

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    Saturday, 03 February 2018

    Forty three Year 5 pupils from a dozen local primary schools are enjoying this year’s SHINE: Serious Fun on Saturday programme at Bolton School. The project, which runs over the course of the Spring Term on Saturday mornings in the Girls' and Boys'...

  • Tickets Available for The Tempest Joint Production

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    Thursday, 01 February 2018

    William Shakespeare’s The Tempest is Bolton School’s Joint Production for 2018, and tickets are now on sale. The show will run from Wednesday 14 until Saturday 17 March 2017, with each performance at 7.00pm in the Arts Centre. On a distant island a...

  • Chamber Choir in Barnardos National Choral Competition Final

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    Monday, 29 January 2018

    Bolton School’s Senior Chamber Choir is in full rehearsals ahead of its trip to the Royal Festival Hall on Monday 12 March for the national final of the Barnardo’s Choral Competition.   The Choir saw off much stiff competition in the ages 12-18...

  • Language Students Immersed in Day of French

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    Friday, 26 January 2018

    Sixth Form students in the Boys’ and Girls’ Divisions studying French to A Level benefitted from the annual joint French Day, held in the Arts Centre. Guest speaker Richard Peltier returned to Bolton School to immerse students in a day of...

  • Insight into Realities of Law Career

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    Monday, 22 January 2018

    Old Boy Jarlath Pratt returned to Bolton School to talk to students in Year 13 about his career in law. He attended the Boys’ Division from 1994 to 1999 and went on to study Law at London School of Economics and Political Science. He spoke briefly...

  • It Takes a Man to Feel

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    Monday, 22 January 2018

    In three separate sessions, visiting speaker Dick Moore spent the day at Bolton School Boys’ Division holding students, teachers, visitors and parents captivated with his personal insights into ‘dealing with your adolescent’. In a hard-hitting and...

  • Insight into Realities of Law Career

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    Monday, 22 January 2018

    Old Boy Jarlath Pratt returned to Bolton School to talk to students in Year 13 about his career in law. He attended the Boys’ Division from 1994 to 1999 and went on to study Law at London School of Economics and Political Science. He spoke briefly...

  • A Celebration of Christmas

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    Tuesday, 19 December 2017

    Pupils, parents, teachers and governors at Bolton School Boys’ Division joined together for a Christmas Festival of joyous singing and poignant readings as the Bishop of Bolton, the Right Reverend Mark Ashcroft, recalled the true meaning of...

  • Eco-Friendly Business Ideas Impress Judges

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    Friday, 08 December 2017

    Five teams of Year 12 students congregated in the Arts Centre for the final of the annual Business Challenge. These teams’ ideas were selected as the cream of the crop from the business plans pitched on Business Challenge Day. Students had just a...

  • Endeavour Rewarded with Lancashire Call Up

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    Sunday, 03 December 2017

    Morgan Skeels-Caldwell, a Sixth Form student at Bolton School Boys’ Division, has seen his dedication and hard work pay off rewarded with a call-up to the Lancashire RFU U18s’ team. Taking his position as flanker in the back row and performing two...

  • Old Boy Discusses Dangers of Alcohol

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    Friday, 01 December 2017

    Old Boy Julian Butterworth attended Bolton School from 1981 to 1990. He returned to the Boys’ Division to talk to Year 13 students about the dangers of alcohol as part of their SPACE session. Julian is a Public Information Officer for Manchester...

  • Enterprising Students Create Business Ideas

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    Monday, 27 November 2017

    Students in Year 12 from both Divisions joined together in mixed teams to create their own business ideas as part of the Joint Business Challenge Day. This was a great opportunity for students to work on their soft skills, such as teamwork and...

  • Alumni Track Career Paths Into Finance

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    Monday, 27 November 2017

    During the Year 13 boys’ recent SPACE session, two Old Boys reconnected with the School in order to provide an interesting and informative glimpse into their careers. This was particularly interesting for the Year 13s, as both speakers admitted that...

  • Old Boy Discusses Reality of Medical Career

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    Thursday, 23 November 2017

    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...

  • Sixth Formers’ Help for Anthony Nolan

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    Wednesday, 22 November 2017

    Dozens of Sixth Form boys and girls at Bolton School showed their caring and charitable nature over lunch when they signed up to the Anthony Nolan stem cell register, representatives of the charity having set up in the Riley Sixth Form Centre....

  • School Integral in England EU Nations Water Polo Win

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    Sunday, 19 November 2017

    Current pupil Harrison Barker-Smith and recent leaver Ben Ray helped the England U21 Water Polo Team win the EU Nations' Tournament held at Manchester Aquatics over the weekend of 18 and 19 November. Old Boy Ben Riding should also have joined the...

  • German Students Win Debate Trophy

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    Friday, 17 November 2017

    A group of languages students from Bolton School’s Sixth Form attended the North Schools’ Modern Languages Debating Competition held at Cheadle Hulme School. They debated a variety of challenging motions entirely in a foreign language. Year 13...

  • Drugs Education from Returning Pharmacists

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    Monday, 13 November 2017

    Former pupils Alex Quayle, who left Bolton School in 2009, and Thorrun Govind, who finished in 2010, returned as practising Pharmacists to deliver a practical and insightful lecture on drugs to the whole of Boys’ Division Year 12. Alex as a Practice...

  • Morgan’s Lancashire Rugby Call-Up

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    Friday, 27 October 2017

    Year 13 student Morgan Skeels-Caldwell has been selected to play for Lancashire U18s this weekend. He will play in a match against Cumbria at Darlington on Sunday. Morgan, who plays back row for Bolton RUFC, has been selected for the twenty-four...

  • Chamber Choir Enters Barnardo’s Choral Competition

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    Thursday, 26 October 2017

    The Chamber Choir is entering the Barnardo’s National Choral Competition. A recording session is booked for after half term and the choir has been rehearsing the two contrasting pieces which they will record for their entry. The choir is entering...

  • Insights from Old Boy who is Chairman of Freegle

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    Monday, 16 October 2017

    Edward Hibbert, an Old Boy who attended Beech House Infant School the Junior Boys’ School at Park Road, returned to Bolton School to talk to Sixth Form students about “How not to get rich”! Edward is now the chairman of the board of Freegle and his...

  • School Trades Back Head After 100 Years

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    Wednesday, 04 October 2017

    In 1911, former Bolton School teacher Maynard Andrews was appointed Headmaster of Hipperholme Grammar School in Halifax. This year, Mr Jack Williams has reversed that journey to become Head of the Sixth Form at Bolton School Boys’ Division. Mr...

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