Please Welcome Mr Upton


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Mr Mark Upton is looking forward to sharing his knowledge from around the world with Westholme School during his role as Interim Principal. 

Mr Upton, who took over the role in March, comes to the school on the back of a distinguished career of over 40 years in the independent sector, both in the UK and China

He said Westholme has made a wonderful first impression. 

“When I came to look around Westholme, it was clear to me, even from day one, the quality of the offer here. There is a clear purpose and positive culture in the school, with incredibly hard-working and devoted staff and engaged, lively students.” 

He said he has enjoyed talking with parents, students, staff and the Governors while settling in. 

Mr Upton added: “All of my initial feelings have certainly been endorsed, and I feel even more confident that there is a unique atmosphere in Westholme. 

“There's something very special about all-through schools, where you can see the tangible benefits of the extended family concept. 

“Westholme has all the facilities, advantages and structures in place to give the children here every opportunity, delivered by deeply committed staff.” 

Mr Upton will provide stability and vision until a new Principal is appointed.  

He said: “I have the opportunity to help fine tune Westholme and use my experience over many years in a wide variety of schools. In the wake of Westholme’s Centenary year, I feel very honoured to be part of the School’s journey.”