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Bolton School Girls' Division

Academic excellence at one of the North's pre-eminent schools; outstanding facilities set in 32 acres of grounds and an outdoor pursuits centre in the Lake District. Strong extra-curricular and pastoral programmes. From Nursery to Sixth Form, there is an emphasis on developing the whole person in a caring and friendly environment. Full fee bursaries are available from age 11+.

Chorley New Road
Greater Manchester

+44 (0)1204 840201

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ISC associations: GSA, AGBIS, ISBA

Religious affiliation: Non-denominational

Day/boarding type: Day

Gender profile: Girls (some boys)

Size: 1263

Bolton School Girls' Division fees:

Day fees per term:
£885 to £4,928

Scholarships & bursaries:

ISC reference number:

DfE reference number:
350 / 6015

Boys - age range & pupil numbers:

Day: 0 to 7 (173)

Girls - age range & pupil numbers:

Day: 0 to 19 (1090)

Sixth form: (180)

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Additional Information

Bolton School is an academically selective school to which entry is achieved through a competitive process and/or examination. There are within the school a small number of pupils with identified special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND), such as mild dyslexia, dyspraxia, ADHD, hearing disability and limited sight.

In the Senior School, we may withdraw pupils with a specific learning difficulty from KS3/ 4 lessons for specialist teaching as well as endeavouring to cater for such pupils alongside their peers by adopting appropriate classroom practice. At KS5, specialist teaching takes place during a girl’s non-contact time.

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 receives a Bursary-assisted place. 

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 usually continue until the end of Year 11 and there is the possibility it will continue into the sixth form. 

There is bursary information on our website here.

Scholarships & Bursaries offered

  • Academic scholarships
  • Bursaries for new entrants

Disclaimer: Data is provided by the school, ISC is not responsible for inaccuracies