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

Afternoon Recital – Wednesday 5th October at 2 p.m.

Canon Slade’s first Afternoon Recital of the year will take place on Wednesday 5th October at 2 p.m. in the Millennium Chapel hosted by the music department. All school vocal ensembles and choirs will be involved plus solo vocal items. All of Year 7 will be...

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Open Evening 28th September

A warm invitation is extended to Year 6 children and their parents to our Open Evening. Wednesday 28 September 5.30pm until 8.30pm   Our school serves families throughout Bolton and much farther afield in providing an outstanding education set firmly within a...

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Food Student Excels at Manchester Metropolitan University

flickr photo used with thanks: by Michael Stern https://flickr.com/photos/68711844@N07/15825263582 shared under a Creative Commons (BY-SA) license Congratulations to Kate Dines (2008-2015) who has just completed her first year on a Nutritional science degree (with a...

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Changes to Bus Timetables

Featured image used with thanks: flickr photo by hotspur_star https://flickr.com/photos/105365436@N07/15349572425 shared under a Creative Commons (BY) license Please note the changes to school bus services organised by Transport for Greater Manchester Please note that...

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Retiring after 150 Years Collective Service

[Back Row left – right] Carol Brooking (P.E. 27 Years), Bev Keating (Food Technology 33 Years), Mary Meredith (English 24 years),[Front Row left – right] Alan Watson (Chemistry 42 years], John Aldred [History 32 years] SIX retiring Canon Slade staff...

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Examination Results – August 2016

GCE A2 results will be available from 8:00am – 9:30am on Thursday 18th August in the Sixth Form Common Room. GCE AS results will be available from 10:30am – 12:00 noon on Thursday 18th August in the Sixth Form Common Room. GCSE results will be available to collect...

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Postponement of Events

Alumni Communion Service & Evening of Greek Theatre Due to unforeseen circumstances both these events have been re-scheduled for later dates: Alumni Communion Service Cancelled until the next scheduled service Evening of Greek Theatre It is now on 12th July at 7...

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Year 10 Soup competition winners Summer 2016

Congratulations to all students who study Food GCSE and who took part in the Greenhalghs soup design competition. The winner was Beth Holmes with a sweet potato and coconut soup. The runner up was Millie Komaromi with a spicy butternut squash with red pepper soup....

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Author visit – Hazel Paine Monday 4 July 2016

Dear Parent/Carer,   We’re really excited to tell you that a local, young adult author Helen Paine will be at our school on Monday 4 July to talk to all year 10 students in the chapel about her début novel ‘Soulsight’ and her current work on her first draft of...

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