Bolton School Sixth Form Girls

Girls' Division Sixth Form Admissions

How to Apply

The minimum requirement for entry from outside Bolton School into the Sixth Form is at least six passes at Grade A*-B or Grades 6, 7, 8 or 9 at GCSE or an equivalent qualification. External candidates must have at least a Grade C or Grade 4 in English, Mathematics and Science (whether Trilogy or one of the single science subjects). External candidates will normally be expected to have an A grade or Grade 7-9 in a subject chosen for A Level if they have taken that subject to GCSE. Candidates will need to show determination to succeed in their chosen courses. Admission is dependent on ability, commitment and a good attitude to study as demonstrated at GCSE.

Once an application has been made, external Bursary candidates will receive an invitation for a pre-interview test or for interview. Full Fee candidates will receive an invitation to interview. Interviews will be held towards the end of February or at the beginning of March. You will be asked to bring your school reports, record of achievement and Mock Examination results with you. If you are considering Art or Technology as one of your options, you should also bring your portfolio. Offers will be based on your interview and your school reference. Students who apply for financial assistance will be required to take a CAT Test.

Offers will be based on your interview with a member of the School Management Team, an interview with at least two Heads of Department (representing subjects you have said that you would like to take), your performance in an online test (designed to assess your potential) and your school reference. Any offers made at this stage will be provisional until the GCSE results are known.

Candidates who have received an offer will be invited to spend a day in school meeting each other, as well as staff from the subjects they have chosen and students from their year group. This introductory day will take place in late June, after the GCSE examinations are over.

When the GCSE results are announced, successful candidates will need to bring information about their results into school to demonstrate that they have met the entrance criteria.

Prospective candidates and their parents are advised to read the Admissions Policy which can be downloaded below and which includes information about SEND/ EAL and information about the School’s policies.

Monthly Tours of the Girls' Division

Our monthly tours are led by a Year 13 Prefect and they provide a great opportunity to see our school on a normal working day. They are primarily - but not exclusively - for families with girls considering entry into Y7 or Y12 in September 2022.

On arrival each family will be assigned a Prefect who will show you around the School and answer any questions you may have. Our tours will take place on the following dates at 10am:
Wednesday 4th May
Wednesday 8th June
Wednesday 6th July

Please note, places are limited and booking is essential to ensure we are managing numbers in School. To book a place on one of the tours please contact the Senior Girls’ Registrar, Mrs Helen Atkinson by emailing

If you are unable to attend the above dates but would still like a tour of the School, please contact Mrs Atkinson on the email address above.  


Our digital prospectus is available to view here.

Sixth Form Open Evening

Prospective students and their parents are invited to visit the school on our annual Open Evening - full details here.

Staff will be on hand to explain the AS and Advanced Level courses and to offer advice about subject choices. For further information, please contact Helen Atkinson, our Admissions Registrar (01204 840201 or

Fees and Financial Assistance

Details of our fees for the current academic year can be found here

Bursary support is available to students applying to join the Girls' Division Sixth Form. We award bursaries after consideration of family income and a student's academic merit. In order to help us ascertain the academic potential of a girl applying for a bursary we will require her to sit a cognitive test administered by the School. More information can be found here.

We also offer some scholarships for Sixth Form study and further information is in the downloadable forms below.

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