What makes Westholme different?
Unrivalled holistic excellence is a unique educational philosophy that puts equal value on subjects, clubs, societies, activities and experiences inside and outside the classroom.
At Westholme, we pride ourselves in offering an unparalleled emphasis on the acquisition of the 21st century essential skills in a happy and fulfilling environment. Many parents remind me on a daily basis that it is not just qualifications that will enable our young people to thrive in life, but it is who they become as a person, their character, leadership, communication skills and so on.
Our students stand out – head and shoulders above their peers because when they leave our INSPIRED Sixth Form at 18 years old, alongside incredible academic rigour, they have enjoyed a wonderfully enriching educational experience. For 100 years, we have believed in offering our students the time to develop their talents, the opportunity to explore their passions and as the late Sir Ken Robinson would have said, the experiences to find their element.
We continue to offer unequalled provision outside the classroom for our young people to acquire the 21st century essential skills through fun, excitement and enjoyment. Most clubs, societies, activities and experiences are included within our fees and are provided free of charge by our inspirational
Our extensive Co-Curricular provision is the cornerstone of our distinctive forward-thinking educational ethos and I encourage every Westholmian to think beyond their boundaries, take pleasure in challenging themselves and simply love every single minute of finding their element!
Dr Richard Robson, Principal
Westholme Enterprises Scheme
Through the Westholme Enterprises Scheme, students develop business skills and hone their entrepreneurial flair by running their own Private Limited Company. 21st century skills such as determination, optimism and emotional intelligence are woven into the exciting academic curriculum and provision outside of the classroom. INSPIRED Sixth Form also provides the opportunity for students to produce and broadcast news programmes. Westholme School Student News (WSS News) is an impressive team of dedicated students working together to develop skills in technology and media.
Sixth Form News
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.