• The Award for Making a Difference - Secondary School of the Year
  • Sharples School
  • Silver Winners
  • 2023
  • Bolton, Greater Manchester

Sharples School is a fully comprehensive school. It demonstrates a daily commitment to a ‘high expectations and no excuses’ culture as young people are prepared for the challenges of a rapidly changing world.  

Promoting the values of resilience and hard work has ensured that school standards have risen and continue to rise every year. In 2022, the school was placed in the top 10% of schools nationally for results.  

Students here have different abilities, needs and interests and are provided a broad, ambitious and flexible curriculum that includes the full breadth of national curriculum subjects, plus electives such as Latin, astronomy and a range of languages. 

The school motto ‘Learn, Dream, Achieve’ runs through everything. From sleeping over in a science museum to offering weekend revision sessions in the local McDonald’s restaurant, the school goes above and beyond to raise aspirations and improve life chances for the young people in its care.