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Centenary Year 2023

The year 2023 represents an important milestone in the school’s history as we are delighted to be celebrating 100 wonderful years of Westholme!

Rosemere Cancer Foundation Open Evening

Since Westies opened in 2015, we have annually given 10% of our brought forward cash to charity. This year, the Finance Team decided to give £250 to Rosemere Cancer Foundation, a local cancer centre situated in the heart of Preston. This £250 was also kindly match funded by school.

Senior Carol Service

On the last Thursday evening of the Autumn and Winter term, we held our annual Senior Carol Service in the magnificent surroundings of Blackburn Cathedral. It was a fantastic opportunity for our students in the Orchestra, Swing Band and Choirs to show off their talents in front of family and friends, on a wonderfully wintery and festive occasion.

Prep Carol Service

Towards the end of last term, Prep held their annual Carol Service at the Cathedral. It was a wonderful service and the children sang, performed, read and played beautifully and before the service we listened to the string and recorder groups, who played spectacularly well.

Food, Glorious Food!

This term our students have once again been enjoying innovative and seasonal dishes courtesy of our catering partners Thomas Franks. Every day they are offered freshly cooked, nutritious, and healthy food that aids them with their studies and provides everything they need for a balanced diet.

There’s No Prep Like Westholme!

On Wednesday 16 November, we were delighted to welcome a plethora of guests to Westholme for the official Opening of our Prep. This included inviting 75 dignitaries and supporters who all have special links to Westholme and the local community in some way, to attend the event. Amongst the guests were The Mayor of Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council, the High Sheriff of Lancashire, Mrs Croston (Westholme Principal 1988 – 2013) and Mrs Anne Longson, the Great Niece of the school’s founder, Miss Emily Singleton.

Remembering Mrs Jepson

We are saddened to announce the passing of former pupil and PE teacher Elizabeth (Liz) Jepson (née Scott) aged 84 following a short illness. Liz attended Westholme between 1944-49 and returned to the Senior School as a PE teacher in 1972 where she taught for 28 years before retiring in 2000.