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  1. Remembering an alumnus – 180 years on

    James Taylor Staton, alumnus of Chetham’s Hospital (1826-1831) – at the time, a Blue Coat School – was one of Bolton’s most well-regarded businessmen and writers. Born in January 1817...

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  2. Chetham’s Concerto Winners Announced

    On Sunday 5 February, 17 students competed for the opportunity to become soloists for the Chetham’s Senior Ensembles concerts throughout the 2017/18 school year. After an exhilarating seven hours of...

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  3. Christmas Carol Competition 2016

    This year’s Chetham’s Carol Competition produced a real variety of choral pieces, with thoughtful texts and imaginative musical settings.  The judge was Matthew Owens, a former Chetham’s student, published composer and current Director...

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  4. Historical Performance at Chetham’s and beyond

    November has been a busy month for historical performance at Chetham’s. This term’s Baronial Baroque concert took place on Wednesday 9 November in the school’s historic Baronial Hall.  Chetham’s students...

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  5. TEDx trip to Fallibroome Academy

    On Wednesday 16 November, 40 Sixth form students from Chetham’s were lucky enough to attend the TEDxyouth@Manchester at Fallibroome Academy In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, the TEDx conference...

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  6. Autumn Music course is a resounding success

    Every term, academic lessons come to an end and Chetham’s devotes itself to performance.  The Autumn Music course is particularly special, as for many young players it is a first...

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  7. Chetham’s goes kayaking

    Last weekend, Chetham’s students headed for the water on the first of many activity trips organised by the recreation team.  Middle school student Shamimu tells the story:   “We set...

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