General Information



Fees and charges are reviewed annually by the Board of Governors. Any annual surplus is returned to the School to finance both improvements and bursaries so that a Westholme education remains outstanding and is as widely accessible as possible.

Fees and ChargesBursaries and ScholarshipsPayment options for New Starters

For further information please contact the Westholme Finance Department on or call 01254 506070.


Board of Governors

The Governors of Westholme School are responsible for the overall management and governance of the school. They come from a variety of backgrounds and all are volunteers. Governors' meetings are held quarterly to oversee the progress and development of Westholme School and various sub-committees meet throughout the year to deal with specific areas, such as Risk, Edcom, Finance, Health and Safety and Estates.

Chairman of Governors

Mr B. C. Marsden, F.C.A.

Vice Chairman of Governors

Mr P. Forrest, M.R.I.C.S., F.C.I.O.B.


Mr J. Backhouse, LL.B. (Hons) (Clerk and Foundation Governor)

Mr D. Berry, B.A., F.C.M.A., M.I.B.M. *

Mrs J. Conlon, BSc (Hons) Quantity Surveying, Chartered Quantity Surveyor MRICS *

Ms H. Crosby *

Dr R Dobrashian, MBChB FRCR

Mr O. McCann, BA (Hons) Law and Economics

Mrs D. Northin

Mrs V. Robinson-Hoy, BA Hons, Modern Languages *

Miss P. Williamson

* Current parent

Parents are represented on the Governing Body by nominated governors, each serving three years.

If you would like to contact the Chairman of the Governors over any matter then you may write to him c/o Westholme School, Wilmar Lodge, Meins Road, Pleasington BB2 6QU marking the letter confidential. Alternatively, you can email him on

School Policies

The following policies are available to parents, on request, from school:

  • Admissions Policy

  • SEND and EAL Policy

  • Curriculum Policy

  • Anti-Bullying Policy

  • Health and Safety Policy

  • First Aid Policy

  • Complaints Policy

Our designated Privacy Compliance Officer is Mrs Jo-Ann Tierney.

If you have any queries regarding this or would like more information about any of our other policies, please do not hesitate to contact the School on 01254 506070.

Inspection Reports

Westholme School complies with all the relevant statutory and regulatory requirements regarding school inspections.

The school is regulated by the Independent Schools' Inspectorate - a body approved by the Department for Education for the purpose of inspecting independent schools in the Independent Schools Council (ISC) under Section 162 of the Education Act 2002.

Westholme School was inspected by ISI on 23rd January 2024. Download Inspection Report

Westholme School was inspected by ISI on 13th, 14th and 15th October 2021. Download Inspection Report

Westholme School was inspected by ISI on 8th, 9th and 10th May 2019. Download Inspection Report

Old Westholmians

We are proud to have a strong alumni community and regularly invite our wider Westholme family back to school to join us for events, for talks or to contribute to our careers events.

We are delighted to have a dedicated alumni website where Old Westholmians (OWs) can connect with fellow alumni and other members of the Westholme Family community; keep up-to-date with exclusive OW news and events and business networking opportunities.


We also have a dedicated Westholme Family alumni Facebook group:

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Once a Westholmian, always a Westholmian!

Coach Routes Information

Coaches are operated in conjunction with our transport management company, Student Safe. Please click on the link to find out more:

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Term Dates

Spring Term - 2024

Wednesday 27 March - End of Term

Summer Term - 2024

Wednesday 17 April - INSET

Thursday 18 April - Start of Term

Friday 19 April - Founder’s Day

Monday 6 May - Bank Holiday

Monday 27 May - Friday 31 May incl. - HALF TERM

Friday 5 July - End of Term

Autumn Term - 2024

Monday 2 September - INSET

Tuesday 3 September - INSET

Wednesday 4 September - New Pupil Induction Day(Reception, Year 7, and New Pupil Induction)

Thursday 5 September - Start of Term

Thursday 3 October - Annual Open Evening 6pm - 9pm (All senior pupils)

Friday 4 October - INSET

Monday 21 October - Friday 1 November incl. - HALF TERM

Thursday 5 December* - Carol Service

Friday 13 December - End of Term

Spring Term - 2025

Monday 6 January - INSET

Tuesday 7 January - Start of Term

Monday 17 - Friday 21 February incl. - HALF TERM

Friday 28 March - End of Term

Summer Term - 2025

Tuesday 22 April - Start of Term

Monday 5 May - Bank Holiday

Monday 26 May - Friday 30 May incl. - HALF TERM

Friday 4 July - End of Term

Autumn Term - 2025

Monday 1 September - INSET

Tuesday 2 September - INSET

Wednesday 3 September - New Pupil Induction Day(Reception, Year 7, and New Pupil Induction)

Thursday 4 September - Start of Term

Thursday 2 October - Annual Open Evening 6pm - 9pm (All senior pupils)

Friday 3 October - INSET

Monday 20 October - Friday 31 October incl. - HALF TERM

Thursday 4 December* - Carol Service

Friday 12 December - End of Term

Any Further Questions? Contact Us!

If you require any further information please do not hesitate to call us on 01254 506070 or send an email to