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Aims and Ethos

Our Aims

Vibrant, friendly, warm family community where pupils are happy and love coming to school.

First-class education of the whole person placing an equal status and importance upon all subjects and activities.

Inspirational teaching that inculcates a life-long love of learning and ensures every pupil exceeds their academic potential.

Unrivalled holistic educational journey that enables all Westholmians to become the very best, well-rounded version of themselves.

Unique workplace-ready philosophy, equipping our pupils with a 21st century skillset, that fully prepares them for life beyond Westholme.

Mission Statement

Unrivalled Holistic Excellence

Celebrating 100 Wonderful Years of Westholme

This is a momentous year in our history as we celebrate our centenary. In 1923, Emily Singleton pioneered a new type of education in Blackburn. The visionary grit, determination and aspiration shown by her has been a defining characteristic of all Westholmians throughout the last century. Academic success in the classroom was a given, but the remarkable ethos of Miss Singleton’s vision was rooted in developing the whole child – inside and outside the classroom. This is the ethos that still sets Westholme apart as we instil unrivalled holistic excellence 100 years on.