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Entrance Testing Day At Bolton School

YOUNGSTERS who want to benefit from the first-class education given at Bolton School are invited to an Entrance Testing Day in January.

The famous independent school, one of the oldest in Lancashire dating back to at least 1516, has an unparalleled reputation in education in the North-west.

As well as first-class facilities including its own nursery and sixth form college, the school also operates BSS Coaches which picks up children daily across a wide area – from Manchester, Bury, and Preston to Wigan and Warrington.

The Testing Day on Thursday, January 19 is for entrance into the junior school’s Year 3 for seven year-olds and into Year 7 of the senior school for 11 year-olds.

Explained Bolton School Head of  Marketing, John Newbould: “Children will be tested on their English, maths and verbal and non-verbal reasoning. There will be breaks and refreshments and we try to make Testing Day as child-friendly as possible.”

Mr Newbould added that bursaries were available for some pupils. “We look at how well each child is doing and at families and how much they earn,” he added. “Bursaries can cover a portion, or in some cases all, fees.”

Parents can find out more about Entrance Testing Day and enrolling their child by calling 01204 840201 or visiting


Arena In New Lettings’ Partnership

THE USN Bolton Arena has created an exciting new partnership with St Joseph’s RC High School in Horwich.

The Arena is now operating St Joseph’s lettings’ facilities for use by the local community.

The facilities comprise the Sports Dome, Sports Hall, Anthony Centre, School Hall and classrooms, all of which are available for hire from Monday to Friday, 6pm to 10pm, Saturday and Sunday 9am to 10pm and during school holidays

Commented Arena Operations Manager Simon Sharrock: “We are delighted to be working with St Joseph’s to develop their lettings’ facilities.

“We’ve had a strong relationship with St Joseph’s since we were founded 15 years ago and we’ve always been very impressed with the quality of the facilities and with the way the school is run. We are excited to be working with the school to help the customers, the school and the community to get the best from the facilities.”

“The school is already well used by a wide range of groups and sports clubs, but we have availability for all facilities. We would be particularly interested to hear from clubs that are looking for a place to train, including martial arts clubs.”

The facilities can been booked at Bolton Arena reception, by calling 01204 488100 or online via


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