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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!

Senior Ski Trip to Italy

Over February half-term some of our students were lucky enough to take part in a fantastic Ski-Trip to Italy. And what a week it was, filled with pizza, pasta and lots of pistes! We ventured to Italy on the first ski trip for Seniors since 2020 with 93 smiling faces.

Exciting House Quiz!

Earlier on this month we held the always enjoyable House Quiz for students in Years 9 and 10. Set up in the Croston Theatre on the stage, students represented their houses in teams.

INSPIRED Diploma gets off to a flying start

This year, we are delighted to be launching our INSPIRED Sixth Form Diploma. After the success of the Holistic Award programme which launched for Senior students last year, the INSPIRED Sixth Form Diploma celebrates key 21st Century skills and abilities, rewarding those who show commitment and engagement to all aspects of INSPIRED Sixth Form life.

Centenary shop launches today!

We are excited to officially launch a range of limited edition centenary merchandise to celebrate 100 years of Westholme! From teddy bears, notebooks, key rings, to your new favourite coffee cup, we are proud to offer a range of items to commemorate our centenary in style.

A spectacular start to our Alumni Centenary Lunches

We held our first Centenary Alumni Lunch on Saturday 28 January and what an event it was! As the first of our series of lunches, and the first of a long list of events taking place throughout the year, it was a fantastic way to start what we’re sure will be a year to remember in Westholme’s special history.

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.