Rivi 450 Celebrations

Our school will celebrate its 450 year anniversary in 2016, with celebration events beginning on the 13th May – the date when the Charter of Foundation for Rivington Grammar School was granted to James Pilkington by Queen Elizabeth I. We warmly welcome all members of our school community to join us in our celebrations, which will explore and celebrate the rich and vast heritage of our school and will help us to preserve our history for our future communities of students.

Gala Dinner

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May 14, 2016 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

On Saturday 14th May 2016, at 7.30pm the Governors of Rivington and Blackrod High School and the Old Rivingtonians will host a Gala Dinner at Bolton Whites Hotel to commemorate the founding of the school. Tickets are now on sale, priced at £40 per person.  The evening is a black tie event.

Please email Judith Marsden  rivi450@rbhs.co.uk to confirm names of guests, any dietary requirements and to arrange payment via school.

Account name: Rivington and Blackrod High School Fund

Sort code: 309101

Account number: 17956160

Payment Reference: HHK (followed by payee surname e.g. HHK Marsden)

Cheques should be made payable to Rivington and Blackrod High School and sent to the finance office at Rivington and Blackrod High School with your name and Rivi 450 Gala Dinner written on the back. Tickets will be sent once payment has been received.

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Celebration Service at Rivington Church

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May 22, 2016 @ 10:45 am – 11:45 am

The Bishop of Durham, The Rt Revd Paul Butler, will be preaching and presiding at a special thanksgiving service at Rivington Church 10.45 22nd May.  This event is by invitation only. Read More

Rivi 450 Archives Exhibition


June 9, 2016 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

An exhibition of Rivi 450 archives will be open to members of the community and held in the school chapel between 4pm and 8pm. Further information will be published in the Autumn term 2015. Read More

A Celebration of Rivington and Blackrod Over 450 Years


July 19th & 20th, 2016 @ 7:30pm

Join us for an evening of celebration as we showcase the life and tales of students and staff at Rivington and Blackrod through the past 450 years. Music and drama will bring our schools heritage to life as we commemorate the past, embrace the present and look forward to the future.

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