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A Warm Welcome from the Headmistress

Sue Hicks

We believe that the Sixth Form years should be the highlight of your School life!

Our Sixth Form is a fun, vibrant and diversified community in which everyone is involved. You will have the opportunity to explore in depth new areas of study and to develop a range of skills and personal qualities through participation in the school’s extensive range of extra-curricular and enrichment activities. We want you to achieve your full potential, and to prepare successfully for transition to the demands of independent study at university.

With over 200 students in the Girls’ Division alone, we are able to offer a broad range of academic opportunities and an exceptional programme of extra-curricular and enrichment activities. Increasingly, universities and employers are looking for strong interpersonal skills, leadership and evidence of participation in activities outside of the classroom. We ensure that our Sixth Formers have a myriad of opportunities to develop their talents, skills and interests. At the same time, the Sixth Form is small enough for every student to be known, respected and supported as an individual.

Class sizes are small and the teaching is excellent. As a consequence, standards are extremely high and each year our AS and A Level results are among the best in the country. The vast majority of our students go on to obtain places at their first choice university, whether in the UK or abroad. Indeed, a recent independent report by the Sutton Trust placed the Girls’ Division in a league table of the top 100 schools recording the proportion of higher education applicants accepted at highly selected universities.

We certainly provide every opportunity for you to realise your full potential. We hope that you decide to take up the offer.


Sue Hincks


  1. RT @bsgirls_sport: NETBALL Well done to the U15A netball team who have progressed to the next round of the Sisters in Sport national competition today following their 38-28 victory v @Sport_Grange @sistersnsport Thanks to the Grange school for hosting the match. https://t.co/SLMnqlIphM about 47 minutes ago
  2. RT @BoltonSchAlumni: The BOOKING DEADLINE for the Old Girls' Lunch is this Friday! Arts Centre, Bolton School Friday 31st January 2020 12 noon for 12.15pm lunch To book online: https://t.co/I62nKPUHSo or call the Development Office on 01204 434718 #BoltonSchAlumni #events https://t.co/YN70bf4PsY about 47 minutes ago
  3. RT @BSBoysChess: A Team are currently at Kings’ Macc for the 1st round of the ECF U19 NSCC. Cookies are here, play starts soon. about 3 hours ago

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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 Girls' School and the Riley Sixth Form Centre or you can take the full Bolton School virtual tour.



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