Bolton School Sixth Form Girls

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  • Alumni and Students Support GB Water Polo

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    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


    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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


    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


    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

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    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


    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


    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


    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

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    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...

  • 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

    Bolton School won the ‘Whole school community initiative of the year’ award at the TES Independent School Awards 2018

    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,...

  • SHINE Inspires Year 5 Pupils

    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

    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


    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...

  • Book Tells the Story of Bolton School Girls’ Division


    Wednesday, 17 January 2018

    Eric Fairweather, Archivist at Bolton School, has written a new book which charts the chronological history of Bolton School Girls’ Division. ‘Pride in the Past; Confidence in the Future’ traces the genealogy of women’s education and the formation...

  • Christmas Cheer for Charities

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    Tuesday, 19 December 2017

    Pupils from the Girls’ Division put on their best festive dress in aid of The Christie for Christmas Jumper Day. They wore a colourful selection of Christmas jumpers, hats or socks with their normal uniform, or even brightened up their jumpers with...

  • Christmas Reflections at Ceremony of Carols

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    Monday, 18 December 2017

    The Ceremony of Carols in the Girls’ Division began in darkness with the Chamber Choir processing into the Great Hall to the ethereal notes of ‘Hodie’. The first verse of ‘Once in Royal David’s City’ was sung by Vanessa Azavedo in Year 13, with the...

  • Stuffing and Sauce for Urban Outreach Hampers

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    Thursday, 14 December 2017

    Pupils at Bolton School have once again risen to the challenge of providing Urban Outreach with supplies for their Christmas Hampers. The Hampers, which are filled with everything needed to make a traditional Christmas dinner, are given to families...

  • Infants Entertain at Christmas Tea

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    Thursday, 14 December 2017

    Children from Beech House Infant School provided entertainment for guests at Tea at the Riley, the Sixth Form Girls’ monthly tea party for elderly people in the local community. The special Christmas menu was festive and featured turkey and...

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