Principal, Blackburn with Darwen

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Westholme SchoolBlackburn with Darwen

Date posted:
Start date: April 2021or earlier by arrangement
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Attractive salary and benefits
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Principal of Westholme School: Where Children Come First 

The Governors of Westholme School, on the rural edge of Blackburn, seek an exceptional person to lead this progressive, happy and aspirational coeducational through-school. Inspirational leadership abilities, a thorough knowledge of the latest curriculum developments and outstanding interpersonal skills will be essential.

Key information:

Westholme School is a coeducational day school established in 1923. We currently have 700 students on role ranging from 3 – 18yrs.

The School will be entering an exciting period of development with the construction of a new Junior School. Westholme fosters positive attitudes where learning is fun and this is underpinned by strong a commitment to pastoral care. We believe that every pupil in our care has the right to an excellent education and our dedicated staff team ensure that every child is encouraged and given the opportunity to succeed. We aim to develop compassion, resilience, self-awareness and independence of thought.

Our curriculum offer is strong and diverse throughout, from our youngest pupils in Pre School who enjoy taking those all-important first strokes in the swimming pool to our Sixth Form students embarking on an A Level in Business and Economics or Science and everything in between. We pride ourselves on this wide ranging curriculum offer which runs alongside a varied co-curricular programme of activities including mountain biking, debating, music, drama, sport, STEM enrichment classes and much, much more.

Learning also takes place outside the classroom walls and pupils are given the opportunity to go on various trips and expeditions, both comfortingly close (Roman Chester perhaps) and exotically far (the jungles of Borneo). Westholme School is a very special place. Students emerge as confident, polite and professional young adults, ready for the next phase of their lives. 

Please explore our school website, below photos and videos so you may get a feel for Westholme. We welcome informal conversations about the role, please contact us via the details below to discuss and apply for this superb opportunity.

Closing date: Monday 20th April at 12noon

Long list interviews: Tuesday 5th or Wednesday 6th May

Final interviews: Thursday 14th and Friday 15th May

Start date: April 2021 or earlier by arrangement

How to apply:

Please download our Application Information and Form below. For further information about the role and details of how to apply, please contact Mike Abraham by email at or by phone on 07786 078108.  Or alternatively complete and send your application to Mike via the Apply now button.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff to respect this commitment. The post is subject to an enhanced DBS check, satisfactory references and a medical.

Charity no: 526615

DfE no: 889/6000

More about Westholme School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 18 years
Address: Wilmar Lodge, Meins Road, Blackburn, Lancashire, BB2 6QU, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1254 506070
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Westholme School is a happy, diverse and stimulating place where girls and boys thrive in all kinds of ways.

Westholme provides a first rate learning experience for boys and girls from Pre School through to Sixth Form in a coeducational environment. ...