Bolton School Sixth Form Girls

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  • Girls Achieve Best A Level Results in Recent Years

    A Level Results high achievers jumping KKP-000229-1

    Thursday, 16 August 2018

    With 54.5% of all papers graded at A* or A, pupils at the Girls’ Division of Bolton School have recorded the School’s best set of results in recent years whilst bucking the national trend of boys achieving more top grades than girls. The percentage...

  • Sixth Form Girls Rise to Chemistry Challenge

    Cambridge Lower Sixth Chemistry Challenge

    Monday, 09 July 2018

    Year 12 students from Bolton School Girls’ Division have enjoyed success at the recent Cambridge Lower Sixth Challenge in Chemistry. The event aims to stretch and challenge students interested in the subject and provides an excellent experience for...

  • Bolton School | Community Action Programme Commended

    Community Action Awards Group

    Thursday, 05 July 2018

    Mr Barry Dixon, Deputy Lieutenant of Greater Manchester, has commended the Bolton School Community Action plan and the great breadth of volunteering that students commit to each year. Mr Dixon, who gave the keynote presentation at this year’s...

  • Former Pupil Consecrated as the New Bishop of Lancaster


    Wednesday, 04 July 2018

    The Rt Rev. Dr Jill Duff, a former Bolton School pupil, has become the new Bishop of Lancaster. She was Consecrated at York Minster on June 29, before her Installation Service - the formal welcome to her new Diocese - took place at Blackburn...

  • Girls 3rd in North West Regional Biology Quiz

    GD 3rd in NW Regional Biology Quiz 2018

    Monday, 02 July 2018

    A team of Girls’ Division Year 12 students achieved third place in the North West Regional Biology Quiz. Amelia Bolton, Nicola Li, Subhi Loganathan and Fatimaa Naeem visited UCLAN to take part. The following report of the day was written by...

  • Ice Maidens Ask What’s Your Antarctica?

    Ice Maidens Arctic expedition Jr Boys

    Wednesday, 27 June 2018

    Two members of the Ice Maiden expedition, the first all-female team to ski coast to coast across Antarctica using only muscle power, visited Bolton School to talk about their polar experience. Major Sandy Hennis and Lance Sergeant Sophie Montagne...

  • Antonia Wins Overall Art Prize

    Bolton Art Exhibition Antonia Jameson prize presentation

    Tuesday, 26 June 2018

    GCSE and A Level Art students from Bolton School Girls' Division have been showcasing their art at the Best of Bolton Schools’ Art and Design Exhibition, now in its eleventh year and hosted by the University of Bolton.   The event, which is held in...

  • Recent Leavers Offer Advice to the Sixth Form

    2017 Leavers return (1)

    Monday, 25 June 2018

    Alumni from the Class of 2017 returned to Bolton School to talk to current Sixth Form students. Around forty-five Old Boys and Old Girls joined the whole of Year 12 for a convivial and very warm afternoon of passing on advice. Year 12 students from...

  • School Ball is Big Fundraiser

    Bolton School Ball (1)

    Saturday, 16 June 2018

    Not only was the Bolton School Ball, held at the A J Bell Stadium in Salford, a roaring success but it also raised £19,000! The money will go towards bursaries for girls and boys who begin their studies in Year 7 of the Girls’ or Boys’ Divisions at...

  • Rock and Roll Reflections


    Monday, 11 June 2018

    Former pupils of Bolton School, Mark Radcliffe (BBC Radio broadcaster) and Tony Wadsworth CBE (former Chairman and CEO of EMI and Parlophone) shared centre stage with recent leaver Adam Woolley (BBC) in an evening of rock and roll reflections at the...

  • Free Civil War Re-enactment for Bolton

    Civil War Re-enactment musketeers

    Thursday, 07 June 2018

    Cannon will fire, drums will sound, and swords will clash as the English Civil War returns to Bolton in a spectacular free event – almost 375 years since the notorious ‘Bolton Massacre’! Roundheads and Cavaliers will descend on Bolton School on 7...

  • Alumni and Students Support GB Water Polo

    GB U19 Water Polo team OBs and pupils

    Monday, 14 May 2018

    The Great Britain Men’s U19 Water Polo team has qualified for this summer’s European Championships for the first time in a decade, with four players on the team who have a connection to Bolton School. Year 13 student Harrison Barker-Smith and alumni...

  • May Serenade Celebrates Musical Talents

    May Serenade

    Thursday, 03 May 2018

    The May Serenade is traditionally the last whole school musical event in the Girls’ Division calendar each year, and never fails to be an occasion of outstanding performances. The programme was filled with a selection of choral, instrumental and...

  • Musketeer Discusses English Civil War

    Civil War Soldier talk (4)

    Tuesday, 01 May 2018

    Pupils studying History at GCSE and A Level were given a fascinating insight into the English Civil War from the point of view of a musketeer in the Earl of Manchester’s Regiment. An actor inhabited the part of ‘Obadiah Watt’ in full costume and...

  • Celebration of Duke of Edinburgh Achievements

    DofE Awards Evening

    Tuesday, 24 April 2018

    The annual Joint Duke of Edinburgh Awards Ceremony took place this week, giving family members and staff an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of pupils who have completed Bronze, Silver and Gold Awards. Boys’ Division Headmaster Philip...

  • Debating in French at National Final

    National Final French Debates

    Wednesday, 18 April 2018

    Year 13 students Caroline Blair and Maya Drummond reached the National Final of the Joutes Oratoires Lycéennes, a French-language debate competition. The final was held at the Institut français du Royaume-Uni in London on 20 March, or International...

  • School to Host Audience with Fitness Guru Ken Heathcote

    Ken Heathcote Poster short

    Monday, 16 April 2018

    On Wednesday 16 May at 7.15pm, Bolton School will host An Audience with Ken Heathcote, interviewed by Angela Kelly. Ken has written several books, the latest being We’re Going To Live Forever, which will also be the focus of the discussion. A...

  • Innovative Parents' Associations Engage Parents

    Coping with your adolescent

    Tuesday, 10 April 2018

    Active collaboration between school, pupils and parents has always been essential to the successful development of a child. It might be reasonably argued that it is more critical today than it ever has been with youngsters facing issues that many...

  • Local Primaries Lend Voices at Victoria Hall Concert

    Spring Concert Victoria Hall KKP-152468.jpg

    Wednesday, 21 March 2018

    Choirs and musicians from five local primary schools joined pupils from Bolton School Senior and Junior Schools in delivering a wonderful Spring Concert at Bolton’s Victoria Hall. Children from Beaumont Primary School, Eagley Primary School,...

  • The Tempest Joint Production Charms Audiences

    The cast of The Tempest

    Monday, 19 March 2018

    This year’s Joint Production of Shakespeare’s The Tempest brought “such stuff / As dreams are made on” for audiences on all four nights of its run. There was both magic and drama in the air as the cast of pupils, drawn from Years 10 to 13 in both...

  • A Lesson in Conflict Resolution

    Conflict Resolution OG Hannah Bradley (2)

    Monday, 19 March 2018

    Sixth Form girls at Bolton School enjoyed an instructive PSHEE session on dealing with difficult situations and resolving disputes with former pupil Hannah Bradley (1999-2006) who is a Dispute Resolution Solicitor.  Hannah qualified as a solicitor...

  • Civil War to be Reenacted at Bolton School

    Civil War Re-enactment musketeers

    Friday, 16 March 2018

    Cannon will fire, drums will sound, and swords will clash as schoolchildren from across Bolton get the chance to go back in time to the English Civil War - thanks to a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund.  A new project will see special education...

  • Celebration as SHINE Children Graduate

    SHINE Graduation group KKP-148615

    Monday, 12 March 2018

    Saturday night at Bolton School saw over 40 local Year 5 children collect awards and enjoy a graduation dinner from this year’s SHINE: Serious Fun on Saturday mornings’ programme. Run by teachers and students at Bolton School, SHINE is part of a...

  • Oxbridge Offers for Sixth Form Students

    Oxbridge Offers

    Wednesday, 07 March 2018

    There have been celebrations in the Riley Centre as students in the Sixth Form at Bolton School received offers from the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge. The two prestigious institutions, which are ranked among the best in the world, require...

  • School Receives Corporate Heraldry Award

    Bolton School was awarded the Heraldry Society’s Corporate Heraldry Award in February 2018

    Wednesday, 21 February 2018

    Following an application prepared and submitted by Old Boy Malcolm Howe (1948-1956), Bolton School has been awarded the Heraldry Society’s Corporate Heraldry Award. The submission detailed the many and varied ways in which the School has used its...

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