The people of Bolton are spoiled for choice in many respects when it comes to decent schools. With around 100 primary schools in the borough and an array of highly-rated secondary schools, as well as Bolton College and Bolton Sixth Form College for those pursuing further education, every young person will be able to find their perfect place of learning in the area. The following guide highlights just a few of the best names and institutions to look out for:
There are lots of excellent primary schools all over Bolton, so it would be very difficult to whittle them down to a comprehensive list. The following schools, however, have been selected from across Bolton, and are exemplary of the high standards that many schools within the area keep.
Beaumont Primary School, Deane
Nestled in a leafy area of Deane, Beaumont Primary School has achieved consistently good ratings over the years, from both Ofsted and other sources. Its best qualities are its focus on ensuring every single child achieves their potential, and the consistently high attainment of its cohort.
Queensbridge Primary School, Farnworth
Queensbridge Primary School is dedicated to including children of all backgrounds and abilities, and is specialised in helping children with learning difficulties. In this way, the school is a happy and inspiring environment for a whole range of learners, and somewhere many parents would be enthusiastic about sending their children.
Blackshaw Primary School, Breightmet
Blackshaw Primary has been recognised by Ofsted for nurturing a great relationship between children and adults. It is highly rated in a number of different rankings of schools in the Bolton area, and has a strong focus on community outreach.
Like many of Greater Manchester’s secondary schools, the schools in Bolton are often above the national average when it comes to measures such as exam success. The following schools are just a few of the institutions you might think about sending your children to once they reach a certain age.
St James’s Church of England High School
St James’s is a comprehensive school which consistently achieves decent GCSE grades. Indeed, in 2008 around 73% of pupils achieved five GCSEs of grade C or above. In this way, it is a place in which the academically-minded can flourish.
As a former sports college, it is great for kids with an active side, and is home to a dance studio, a big sports hall, and a multi-use games area.
Turton School is a mixed comprehensive school which has been rated by Ofsted as well above average in many areas. Its accolades include Healthy School Status and a Teachernet School Achievement Award, demonstrating its dedication to a safe and fruitful learning environment.
Unlike many other schools in the area, it also boasts a sixth form, a great attribute for those who would like to stay in the same institution for the duration of their secondary and further education.
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