Canon Slade is graded outstanding in all areas by both Ofsted and the Church School Inspection SIAMS (December 2017). Canon Slade 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 in a strong Christian ethos.

We are oversubscribed for Year 7 entry and our outstanding Sixth Form, which offers 31 A levels as well as BTEC Certificates and Extended Diplomas. We have subject specialists in all areas with links to all prestigious universities including Oxford, Cambridge, Harvard, Liverpool, Manchester through students who now study there and staff.

Many of our sportsmen and women, as well as our brilliant performing arts students, are at national standard and we actively encourage all students and staff to live life in all its fullness.

Our motto “Ora et Labora” (Pray and Work) is our guiding principle. It is this commitment to work and the Christian life that ensures the success of the school and its ability to flourish in a constantly changing and challenging world.

A visit to the magnificent school chapel bears witness to the centrality of Christian faith. Every member of the school 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 the embedded culture.

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.

Canon Slade School is a friendly, vibrant and exciting place in which every member of the 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.