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, HMC

Religious affiliation: Non-denominational

Day/boarding type: Day

Gender profile: Girls only

Size: 1040

Bolton School Girls' Division fees:

Day fees per term:
£3,632 to £4,544

Scholarships & bursaries:

ISC reference number:

DfE reference number:
350 / 6015

Girls - age range & pupil numbers:

Day: 7 to 18 (1040)

Sixth Form: (203)

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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.

Bursaries & Scholarships


Financial assistance is available to those families with pupils entering Bolton School Girls’ Division or Boys’ Division from ages 11 through to 18. Currently, one in five pupils receive Bursary-assisted places.

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.

Bursary support is also available to students who apply to join the Boys' or Girls' Division Sixth Form. We award bursaries after consideration of family income and a student's academic merit. In order to help us ascertain the academic potential of students applying for a bursary we will require them to sit a cognitive test administered by the School.


A number of new Scholarships are available to pupils entering either the Girls’ or Boys’ Division in Year 7. These generous Scholarships are not means-tested and are awarded to those pupils 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 or Headmaster following the Bolton School Entrance Examination and Interview.

Separately, half and full organ scholarships are available in the Boys' Division only.

Scholarships & Bursaries offered

  • Academic scholarships
  • Bursaries for new entrants

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