Bolton School

PUBLISHED: 11:18 16 March 2015 | UPDATED: 16:46 21 August 2015

Bolton School

Bolton School


At Bolton School, we offer children the very best start in life.

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With over 2,350 pupils, enjoying an education from Nursery to Sixth Form, we are one of the largest schools in the UK. The School balances the best of tradition with cutting-edge modernity. In 2016, the School will be celebrating its 500th anniversary but this illustrious heritage is brought up to date by the recent completion of an £18m building programme, which has seen the construction of a new shared Sixth Form Centre, an Infant School, Junior Girls’ School and a refurbished Junior Boys’ School. All pupils at Bolton School now have iPads to complement their studies.

ISI Inspections assess the School as “outstanding” and annual GCSE and A level results regularly place Bolton School among the top 100 schools in the country. Girls and boys are able to enrol at different stages in their educational journey: some begin as babies in the Nursery or join the Nursery Class for 3 and 4 Year Olds, others join the co-educational Infant School or wait until the single-sex Junior or Senior schools, each of which has its own Sixth Form. Whatever section of the School they join, children are guaranteed an education of academic rigour, wide extra-curricular choices and lots of individual support in small classes. Our “best of both worlds” offer means girls and boys can focus on their studies in single-sex classes and regularly collaborate in co-educational activities such as music, drama, outdoor pursuits and trips abroad.

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Our ethos of ‘giving back what we receive’ ensures that pupils are heavily involved with community projects. An excellent careers programme prepares them superbly for life after school. Successful former pupils regularly return to the School to share their wisdom and career advice. Our Alumni Association is very active and regular reunions take place both in School and in major UK cities; there are over 10,000 members worldwide.

A number of new Scholarships were introduced in 2015 and are available to pupils entering either the Girls’ or Boys’ Division in Year 7. These non-means tested Scholarships are awarded to those pupils who it is thought will make a strong contribution to the academic and wider life of the School. Separately, the School continues to offer generous bursary support, which currently benefits one in five of the pupils aged between 11 and 18.

A coach network covering 22 routes means pupils can access the School from Lancashire, Greater Manchester and Cheshire.


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Visit Us


Forthcoming information events are:


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Whole School Open Morning
Saturday 10 October, 9.30am-1.00pm

Boys’ Division Sixth Form Open Evening
Tuesday 3 November, 6.45pm 

Girls’ Division Sixth Form Open Evening 
Thursday 12 November, 7.00pm 


Parents and their children are always very welcome to tour the School during term-time when they can get a feel for the industrious but friendly atmosphere that can be found throughout the campus. Further details about arranging a visit and about the School can be requested from 01204 840201 and found at:




The School’s Entrance Testing Day takes place in mid-January each year for entry into Year 3 or Year 7 in September of the same year. However, some places are available in other year groups and enquirers should call the School for further details



Bolton School, Chorley New Road, Bolton, Greater Manchester BL1 4PA 01204 840201


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