Pupils at Bolton School returned to a new £7m sixth form centre in September 2013 designed by architects Cassidy + Ashton and built by Seddon Construction. The Riley Sixth Form Centre features a new common room, IT suite, café, multi-use study spaces and outdoor areas.

The design of the sixth form centre intended to complement the school’s existing grade 2-listed buildings.

The sixth form centre will cater for 4phpfykkdQ281900 pupils and bring together girls and boys for the first time, although they will still be taught separately.

The central quadrangle, now completely car-free and pedestrianised with Hardscape’s granite mix of material, completes Lord Leverhulme’s original vision for the school based on the colleges of Oxford and Cambridge Universities.