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Centenary Prep Carol Service

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.

GCSE EPR Conference

GCSE EPR Education Conference hosted by Blackburn Cathedral.  – 16th Nov 2023


EPR and Psychology Centenary Celebration Week: A healthy mind in a healthy body 


Mens Sana Incorpore Sano Centenary Celebration Week: Psychology 

EPR – A Week in Review

EPR and Psychology Centenary Celebration Week: A healthy mind in a healthy body 

We’re the Kids in America… 

Day One, and the intrepid team of Westholme History and Drama students gather early at Manchester airport to embark on a 16-hour journey to Washington DC.

New York & Washington – Josh

This October half term, History and Drama students from various years in the school were fortunate enough to embark on a trip to the United States of America. We flew from Manchester airport and arrived in Washington on the 22nd of October, all extremely excited.

History & New York Trip – Charlotte

In the first week of the October half term many History and Drama students set off for a week to Washington DC and New York. We landed in Washington and took a bus to our hotel where we were surrounded by many historical landmarks. From seeing this we were all exited to visit these sights in the upcoming days.

In Memoriam of Mr Ian Woolley MBE

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.

Annual Open Evening 2023

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!

Mr Warren Gell of Vision Linens INSPIRES students

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.

European Day of Languages

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.

Khaalid signs for PNE

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.

Paws for thought with Niall Harbison

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.

Good luck to Alumna Jessica Picton

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.