7:00am Tuesday 16th September 2014
THE state of music education in England’s schools has come under fire from classical musician James Rhodes in the two- part television series Don’t Stop The Music, which bemoans the lack of resources invested in the subject.
12:00pm Monday 15th September 2014
THE number of Bolton children will exceed the secondary school places available for them in just four years’ time, it has been revealed.
6:00am Saturday 13th September 2014
A TEACHER has been suspended after she allegedly made a comment about a Muslim student’s headscarf.
11:23am Saturday 13th September 2014
YOUNG fans of children’s author Roald Dahl had a delightfully scrumdiddlyumptious day as they celebrated his birthday — and the 50th anniversary of the much-loved Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
11:10am Saturday 13th September 2014
A TELEVISION programme about the state of musical education in Britain does not represent the picture in Bolton, the head of the town’s music services has said.
3:22pm Friday 12th September 2014
HUNDREDS of young people across Bolton are completing their first full week at “big school”.
10:05am Friday 12th September 2014
PHILIP Cotton proved himself to be a model teacher for the second year running — retaining his title at the UK’s number one teacher of 3D printing.
12:57pm Friday 12th September 2014
THE history of the world was explored in just one day by youngsters who stepped back in time to the Big Bang.
9:13am Wednesday 10th September 2014
THE funeral of a former Bolton teacher, historian and author who featured on BBC's Countryfile programme will take place tomorrow.
8:58am Tuesday 9th September 2014
WHEN Nick Pope enrolled at Bolton College to improve his literacy he never imagined reading would completely transform his life.
9:33am Monday 8th September 2014
AN “outstanding” school in Bolton has become the first in the country to register to launch its own childminding agency.
9:02am Monday 8th September 2014
IT will be difficult to compare exam results year-on-year because of planned changes to GCSEs, the headteacher of Bolton’s top performing school has warned.
8:43am Monday 8th September 2014
WHILE many calendars feature pictures of people in a state of undress, the Old Rivs have decided to keep their clothes on for their 2015 offering.
12:03pm Wednesday 3rd September 2014
SEEING your child off to school is a happy time for every parent.
10:53am Wednesday 3rd September 2014
BOLTON’S record-breaking quads were all smiles for their first day at school.
3:02pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014
HUNDREDS of children across Bolton were today experiencing their first day at school — but for one family the occasion was four times as special.
3:34pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014
TODAY will be a daunting experience for many children as they start secondary school.
6:12pm Monday 1st September 2014
A SHARPLES School teacher charged with terrorism offences will appear back in court next week.
2:28pm Monday 1st September 2014
BOLTON School’s iconic buildings will once again take centre stage in BBC One’s hit romantic drama Last Tango in Halifax.
10:55am Monday 1st September 2014
A COLLEGE has decided to no longer take students on for AS-levels at its Leigh campus — but did not tell students until they tried to enrol.
10:49am Monday 1st September 2014
BOLTON College has received a £300,000 cash boost from the European Social Fund (ESF) for training and skills improvement for local employers.
9:13am Saturday 30th August 2014
PRIMARY school children have proved themselves to be a class act when it comes to mastering the three Rs, new figures out show.
8:25am Friday 29th August 2014
TALENTED musician Natasha Lomas gave the performance of a her life — and was rewarded with a scholarship at the prestigious Royal Northern College of Music.
9:46am Friday 29th August 2014
BRIGHT young things at St Bede’s Academy are determined to get ahead.
8:46am Friday 29th August 2014
A STUDENT from Little Lever will “walk with the animals” after landing a part-time job following a period of work experience.
7:00am Thursday 28th August 2014
BOLTON School was transformed into Hogwarts for a Harry Potter-themed wedding reception on a reality TV show.
10:00am Thursday 28th August 2014
HUNDREDS of hard-up families have been claiming free packed lunches every day from the town’s first food bank for youngsters.
8:00am Thursday 28th August 2014
THE numbers of school children from poor backgrounds making the grade has risen — putting Bolton in the top 50 authorities in the country for the achievements of its disadvantaged pupils.
8:55am Wednesday 27th August 2014
THE staff at Bolton School nursery got all fired up for a monster challenge to raise more than £1,300 for charity.
8:00am Tuesday 26th August 2014
THE principal of a new all boys’ school — set to open next month — has said plans are in place to limit any disruption to the local community amid concern from some residents.
8:00am Saturday 23rd August 2014
STRAIGHT A student Peter Roberts was congratulated by a former national sports captain — who also happened to be his brother.
7:48am Thursday 21st August 2014
Thousands of students all over Bolton are getting their GCSE results today.
4:15pm Thursday 21st August 2014
ONE of Bolton’s outstanding schools is set to take over a struggling primary school in Radcliffe.
8:09am Thursday 21st August 2014
A HIGH school teacher is aiming to become the UK’s number one teacher of 3D printing — for the second year running.
4:38pm Thursday 21st August 2014
EVER fancied learning some circus skills?
8:14am Thursday 21st August 2014
YOUNGSTERS got a taste of life in secondary school when Rivington and Blackrod High opened its doors to its new year sevens.
12:18pm Wednesday 20th August 2014
KEEN gardener Lynn Clarkson is blooming after being hailed as one of the top school gardeners in the country.
11:31am Wednesday 20th August 2014
THOUSANDS of youngsters in Bolton will get free school meals from September — with parents set to save £3.5 million.
10:54am Wednesday 20th August 2014
YOUNGSTERS strutted their stuff in a “Back to School” fashion show to boost cash for a children’s charity.
8:25am Tuesday 19th August 2014
A PATCH of town centre wasteland could be transformed into a 140-bed student accommodation block.
8:23am Tuesday 19th August 2014
A PRIMARY school which “epitomises the Paralympic spirit” has been given £30,000 to develop outdoor sports facilities.
11:59am Tuesday 19th August 2014
YOUNG writers were inspired to reach their writing goals in a special day which teamed sport with literacy.
11:56am Tuesday 19th August 2014
NURSING, hairdressing, dentistry and dog grooming were among the occupations on offer at an Atherton school - to give pupils a taste of working life.
11:49am Tuesday 19th August 2014
A BOLTON school is honouring the sacrifices made by soldiers in World War One by putting up a flagpole and planting poppies.
3:42pm Monday 18th August 2014
TEENAGER Hana Barzinji wants to repay the UK as a doctor — after fleeing her wartorn homeland at the age of four.
9:45am Saturday 16th August 2014
NO security, dirty water and surrounded by life- threatening disease.
9:38am Saturday 16th August 2014
AN organisation which is trying to tackle youth unemployment by helping young people achieve their career ambitions, has been rebranded to reflect its “energy and vitality” as it looks to the future.
9:34am Saturday 16th August 2014
MOJO Trust matches young people with apprenticeships in a variety of fields - and apprentices who are on the path to achieving their career ambitions include Louise Ashton, aged 19, from Westhoughton.
12:30pm Saturday 16th August 2014
THE bright young things at St Peter’s and Paul’s RC Primary School ended their primary school years on a high note.
11:30am Friday 15th August 2014
AFTER leaving school with no qualifications, unable to read or write, Damon Bachegalup went back into education in a bid to change his life.