- Head Miss Sue Hincks
Bolton School Girls’ Division is a vibrant, dynamic community, offering a nurturing environment in which our bright, well-motivated girls blossom and thrive from Reception to Year 13.
We take pleasure in developing the love of learning, creative independence and academic self-discipline which enables every girl to achieve excellence, whatever her strengths and interests.
Combining the best traditions with cutting-edge modernity, we recently celebrated our 150th anniversary and opened a stunning Sixth Form Centre as well as purpose-built Infant and Junior Girls’ Schools. Our use of technology is outstanding: each girl is lent her own iPad to enhance her studies.
With our proximity to the Boys’ Division, we offer “the best of both worlds”: pupils focus on their studies in single-sex classes but regularly collaborate in co-educational activities, including music, drama, outdoor pursuits and trips abroad. The shared Sixth Form Centre allows young men and women to relax together in the café or work collaboratively in the study centre, whilst being taught in small, single-sex groups.
Pupils join us from a wide geographical area, with 900 girls and boys travelling into School on one of our 18 coach routes across Lancashire, Greater Manchester and Cheshire. Girls come from a rich variety of social, cultural and ethnic backgrounds; one in five of our senior school pupils receives bursarial assistance with fees.
Our ethos of ‘giving back what we receive’ ensures that girls are heavily involved with community projects. An excellent careers programme prepares them superbly for life after school.
We are large enough to offer a tremendous range of facilities and curricular or extra-curricular opportunities to our girls so that each one can develop her own particular talents: girls enjoy our theatre, Sports Centre (with 25m swimming pool) and our 60-bed Outdoor Pursuits Centre, Patterdale Hall in the Lake District.
Our pastoral and teaching groups are small, however, which means that every girl feels cherished among her peers.
We do hope that you will visit us and see all that we have to offer you!
- Age range 0 - 18
- Day / Boarding Day
- Religious affiliation None
- 14+ GCSE, IGCSE
- 16+ A Level, Extended Project Qualification (EPQ)
- Fees (per term) September 2020 - August 2021
- £3,257 per term
- £4,072 per term
- £4,072 per term
- Find out more about fees >
Bursaries & Scholarships
Financial assistance is available to those families with pupils entering Bolton School from ages 11 through to 18.
Bursaries ensure that pupils are drawn from diverse backgrounds; many of our students are from families whose income is below the national average.
Currently, one in five pupils receive Bursary-assisted places. This is made possible by our Open Door Bursary Fund, which aims to maintain the ethos of Lord Leverhulme who, when re-endowing the School in 1915, wanted to offer an education for all, regardless of financial circumstances.
The School offers fee assistance to those parents whose income is such that they would not otherwise be able to pay the full fees. The awards are based on the child’s performance on the Entrance Testing Day and the degree of assistance required.
The latter is based on an annual declaration of income and assets. The Bursary will continue for every year in which your child remains at the School.
However, the amount to which you are entitled is re-assessed annually. Parents whose income is less than circa £20,000 may be offered full remission of fees.
Those parents whose income exceeds circa £80,000 will not qualify for assistance.
If you wish to be considered for a Bursary please complete the Application Form which will be sent out with the invitation to sit the entrance examination.
That form will require an estimate of your income for the year ending 5 April. After submission of the form, there will be a parental interview with the School’s Clerk & Treasurer for those who are being considered for bursary assistance.
Schlolarships are available to pupils entering the Girls’ Division in Year 7. These generous Scholarships are not means-tested and are awarded to those girls who, we believe, will make a strong contribution to the academic and wider life of the School.
The Scholarships are offered at the discretion of the Headmistress following the Bolton School Entrance Examination and Interview.Find out more >
- Academic scholarships
- Bursaries for new entrants
- Hardship awards for existing pupils
Disclaimer: Data is provided by the school, the GSA is not responsible for inaccuracies.