Our school has a long and distinguished history, originally founded in 1855 by the then Vicar of Bolton, Canon James Slade. Over those one and a half centuries the school has served families throughout Bolton and much farther afield in providing an outstanding education set firmly within a strong Christian ethos.
Though our school has changed much since its inception our motto “Ora et labora” (Pray and Work) is still our guiding principle. It is this commitment to work and the Christian life that ensures the success of the school and our ability to flourish in a constantly changing and challenging world.
A visit to our magnificent chapel, completed in 2004, bears witness to the centrality of our Christian faith. Every member of our community is involved in an act of Christian worship each day and everyone is expected to do their best in every aspect of their work. High standards of behaviour are demanded and mutual respect is part of our embedded culture.
Our Christian values of compassion and love for one another allow each individual to grow in a safe, caring community which has high expectations for all. There are 1700 pupils and students on roll, including some 340 in the sixth form. The school has a well-deserved reputation not only for its outstanding academic work but also for Drama, Music, Sport, (Sportsmark Award and regular success in national competitions), and many other activities.
We are one of only three schools nationally to hold the distinguished Diamond Award for Cultural Diversity from the Specialist Schools and Academies Trust. The school is also a Cross of Nails Centre for Reconciliation in association with Coventry Cathedral. The Ofsted inspection of December 2012 rated the school to be outstanding in each of the four categories judged under the Inspection Framework.
The National Society Statutory Inspection of Anglican School Report was also judged to be outstanding. Our facilities and the breadth of opportunities offered to young people are outstanding. The quality of teaching and learning, academic results, pastoral care, extra-curricular opportunities and Christian nurture at Canon Slade School stand amongst the best of the nation’s state schools.
Our school is a friendly, vibrant and exciting place in which every member of our school community is recognised and valued for the individual they are, made in the image of God, and where each is given every opportunity to fulfil their potential
My very best wishes
Alan Mottershead The Head Teacher
The Head Teacher
Latest News Articles
In October all the pupils in Year 8 (plus some staff) all became Dementia Friends following training in Dementia Awareness from Joani who is a volunteer with the Alzheimers Society. Joani has also set up a café in Greenmount called D-Caf which runs once a...read more
On Friday 23rd June 40 pupils and 4 members of staff from the music department departed school for the Rhineland region of Germany staying in the town Bad Honnef. The pupils put on two concerts while staying in Germany and the positive comments from both...read more
Following winning the Canon Slade Scone Competition, Harry Cohen and I were invited to Costa in Bolton College to reproduce my winning lemon, almond and cardamom scones; these were to be sold in the Costa Coffee shop to raise money for the Alzheimer’s charity. On the...read more
The school has applied to Tesco through their ‘Bags of Help Scheme’ for funding to develop the scrubland at the end of C block and the pond. The title of the project is “Plant, Grow, Conserve, Reap and Sow” (PGCRS for short). There are two other projects being...read more
On Thursday, 8 June 2017 the Food Department was delighted to welcome Dr Bartek Buczkowski and past student Kate Dines, to talk to interested Year 10 students at lunchtime. Twenty students took part in the workshop. The emphasis was on the role of sugar in the diet...read more
The GCSE Food groups enjoyed taking part in our annual dessert competition. The brief was ‘design a restaurant quality chilled individual dessert.’ Students had 30 minutes to assemble the dessert and could use standard components. Everyone was provided with a stemmed...read more
This fund-raising initiative at Canon Slade is run by a company that specialises in collecting good quality second hand clothing for re-use. Also, it gives you an opportunity to sort out your cupboards and wardrobes and diverts unwanted textiles away from landfills....read more
Don't miss out on your end of year trip! Don't miss out on your end of year trip! Remember - all payments and reply slips must be in by Friday 5th May at the latest. Absolutely no payments will be accepted after this date. Lost your letter? Print one...read more
The pupils at Canon Slade have very many talents, this is evident from the wide range of successes evident in sport, music etc. In one week in school I was shown exceptional work by several students which I feel is so good I would like to share it with you. (Its...read more
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