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.
Thursday 7 December 2023 will forever be a momentous date in the history of Westholme, as we welcomed a huge number of OWs back into the Croston Theatre, uniting students and staff from across the decades to celebrate 100 years of Westholme School.
On Wednesday evening, TV host and dog lover Clare Balding made a special appearance at Westholme School where she introduced her new book Isle of Dogs which explores the many roles our ‘best friends’ fulfil in our lives.
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.
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!
On Wednesday 4 October, the Inspired Sixth Form Charity Team raised money for the Morocco Earthquake Appeal by holding a green and red, Moroccan themed day for the whole school.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We are delighted to announce that we have been selected as a finalist for the Independent Schools of the Year Award 2023 for our Careers Programme.
Four talented Westholme students took to the stage at His Majesty’s Theatre, on London’s West End on Sunday 25 June. They performed in a piece “Because You Ca Ca Can” based on the musical Moulin Rouge as part of a Musical Theatre Showcase.
The A level Biology field trip is always a highlight of the year, for teachers and students alike. Year 12 have recently spent 2 days in the picturesque Lake District, near Keswick, at the Blencathra Field Studies Centre.
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.