Friday, 5 November 2010

1 - 5 November 2010

Bolton School has submitted a request for planning permission to the Council to build an exciting new facility for its Sixth Form pupils within the main school site on Chorley New Road. If plans meet with the Council's approval, the new, shared Sixth Form building will sit in the centre of the campus. Lessons will be taught in a single sex environment, but the Centre will be for both the Sixth form girls and boys to enjoy and will provide top-quality facilities to complement the excellent academic teaching that students already receive. If planning is granted, it is hoped that building work will commence in Summer 2012. The School anticipates that the project would take one year to complete, allowing Sixth Formers to move in to their new facility in the Autumn Term of 2013. The proposed Centre will be an outstanding facility and represents the final phase of a carefully planned and well funded building project, which has already seen the completion of a new Infant School, a new Junior Girls' School and an extended Junior Boys' School. Plans can be downloaded from the website.

In the meantime - prospective Sixth Form Girls for next year and their parents are invited to visit the School next week on our open evening on Tuesday 9 November at 7.00pm. Staff will be on hand to explain the AS and A Level courses and to offer advice about subject choices. For further information please contact Mrs Julie Holland on 01204 840201.

The School has gained a mention in Stephen Fry's latest memoir 'The Fry Chronicles'! In the book Stephen talks fondly of his University friend Kim Harris who is an Old Boy of the School and the extracts can be read on our website.

Also this week our Senior Girls handed over a cheque for £769 to the Guide Dog for the Blind Association meaning they are well on their way to sponsoring a second guide dog. The money was raised by Headmistress Mrs Gill Richards and fellow teachers who all drove blindfolded around the Three Sisters Race Track at Wigan in September, in exchange for sponsorship. The money will go towards the £5000 needed to sponsor a puppy to be trained as a guide dog.

And the week will end with a bang on Sunday night with the Parents' Association Family Firework display at the school. The gates will open at 5pm, entertainment will begin at 6pm and the firework display will begin at 6.30pm. Tickets will be available at the door at £6 for adults, £4 for children and £20 for a family ticket.

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