Bolton Junior (Girls)
Founded in 1877 and is the junior school to Bolton School’s Girls Division, to which almost all girls progress. The boys’ junior and senior schools are part of the same foundation. The school shares a campus with the senior schools, in an urban setting just west of Bolton’s town centre and close to the M61 and M6. The school is housed in its own separate, state-of-the-art building, with excellent new facilities, including a library, spacious classrooms, a large hall, IT suite, laboratory and art and design facility. It also shares with the other schools extensive sports fields, swimming pool and gymnasium, a drama studio and arts & conference centre. The school is academically selective and encourages creativity and independent thinking, enquiry and problem solving. It provides many opportunities for girls to develop their talents outside the classroom; music and sport are particular strengths. There are regular residential visits to Patterdale Hall the school’s own outdoor pursuits centre in the Lake District.