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With over 2,500 pupils, Bolton School is one of the largest schools in the country. An all-through day school, it offers an outstanding education to girls and boys in its co-educational Nursery and Infant School and then in single-sex Junior and Senior Schools with Sixth Forms.

Bolton School is also one of the oldest schools in the country. The origins of the Boys’ School can be traced back to at least 1516 and the Girls’ School, established in 1877, was one of the country’s earliest public day schools for girls.

In 1913, Sir William Hesketh Lever, the first Viscount Leverhulme, gave a generous joint endowment to the High School for Girls and the Bolton Grammar School for Boys on condition that the two should be equal partners known as Bolton School (Boys’ and Girls’ Divisions). On 1 April 2015, the Bolton School Foundation formally came into existence.

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