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Centenary Prep Carol Service

On Monday, Prep pupils came together with their parents and families in the magnificent setting of Blackburn Cathedral for a festive celebration during their annual Carol Service.

In Memoriam of Mr Ian Woolley MBE

It is with great sadness that we announce that our former Chair of Governors, Mr Ian Woolley MBE, passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday 24th October aged 91 years.

Annual Open Evening 2023

On Thursday evening 5 October, we were delighted to open our doors as we held our annual Open Evening: it was great to see so many faces, both new and old, enjoying an evening of discovery, learning and fun!

Mr Warren Gell of Vision Linens INSPIRES students

On Monday, Vision Linens’ Group Retail Director Warren Gell visited Westholme, to talk with our INSPIRED Sixth Form students studying Business and Economics. Mr Gell focused on brand and sales strategy, and how to overcome business issues whilst growing a business. The presentation was held in the LRC and included other Senior students as well.

European Day of Languages

This week we celebrated European Day of Languages! At Seniors, Mrs Blizzard led the whole school assembly in the morning to explain the reasons behind the day of celebration. The main aim is to raise awareness amongst the general public of the importance of language learning and protecting the linguistic heritage.

Khaalid signs for PNE

Congratulations to Khaalid in Year 9 on some fantastic news! Khaalid has recently put pen to paper and signed a one-year contract with EFL Championship football club Preston North End.

Paws for thought with Niall Harbison

Over 400 people from as far and wide as Switzerland, Paris, Dover and Edinburgh made their way to Westholme School on Monday evening to meet dog rescuer Niall Harbison, in a special event arranged by Book, Bean and Ice Cream.

Good luck to Alumna Jessica Picton

Congratulations to former Westholme student Jessica, who has been nominated for Young Person of the Year at the I Love MCR Awards 2023. This award recognises remarkable young people from Greater Manchester and their exceptional achievements, efforts and the impacts that they have made on their community.

Westholme flies the green flag for Eco-Schools

Over the summer Miss Davies and the eco-committee received some fantastic news that the school has been awarded an Eco-Schools Green Flag Award with Merit! This was after a concerted effort by the whole school to change the environmental output after implementing the seven-step framework required by the charity.

INSPIRED Results for students at Westholme!

On Thursday morning we saw our INSPIRED Sixth Form A Level students receive their grades, and there were some fantastic achievements along the way. Well done to all of our students for their hard work and determination through out the year and we wish them all of the best for their future endeavours!

Peaceful pause for Year 10 students

On Thursday 15 June, Year 10 EPR students travelled to the Buddhist Centre in Manchester to help deepen their understanding of the faith which is studied in their EPR GCSE course. They spent time with Buddhists from the local community and were able to explore the beautiful sacred space which lies in the heart of the city centre.