The Bolton Children’s University is an initiative that aims to promote and celebrate extra curricular learning opportunities for young people between and including the ages of 5 and 14 in and around the town of Bolton. We are affiliated to the national Children’s University organisation.

Passport to Learning

It is easy to get involved with the Children’s University. All you need is one of our Passports to Learning which is included in our membership fee of just £3.50. Then you can begin to collect stamps at each of the clubs/activities that you attend outside of school hours and work your way towards one of the fantastic Children’s University awards that will be presented in a cap and gown graduation ceremony at the University of Bolton

Children’s University Passports to Learning can be purchased from your school or from any of our learning destinations. If your school does not have any please let us know.


Peter Rogerson worked as a Company Director in Textiles and Computer Services. He was a Governor of both The Oaks C.P. School and Canon Slade School. He retired as Chairman of Canon Slade Trust in 2017 but continues as a Trustee. He was also active in Health and Safety becoming Vice Chairman of the National Health and Safety Groups Council and being a member of the RoSPA National Occupational Health and Safety Committee and the National Hazards Forum. He was appointed a magistrate in 1999 and was Deputy Chairman of the Bolton Bench for six years before becoming Greater Manchester Deputy Youth Bench Chairman in 2016. He was appointed Chancellor of Bolton Children’s University in 2015.

Chancellor Emeritus

We are proud to have Mr Paul Trainor as the Chancellor Emeritus of the Bolton Children’s University. Appointed as our second ever Chancellor in 2013, Mr Trainor is a former professional Rugby League player who has several years’ experience as a senior leader in secondary schools.