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We were shown a beautiful stained glass window, designed by some of the girls, which has pride of place and of which they are justifiably proud. Pupils are introduced early on to the 16 habits of mind. These habits, such as finding humour, striving for accuracy and thinking flexibly, are designed to enable the girls think intelligently in all aspects of their lives. The habits are depicted by a gorgeously painted, bright and colourful mural along the main corridor and then constantly reinforced by teachers in lessons, assemblies and classroom displays. 'These habits of mind are terrific,' said one dad...

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What the school says...

The Junior School delivers an education which combines the best of tradition and innovation. There is a friendly and supportive atmosphere within school and this underpins much of the pupils' successes in the fields of academic study, sport and music. Girls are offered a wide range of opportunities and outstanding facilities in which they can realise their full potential.

Underlying everything that the school does is a set of simple but far-reaching values: an understanding and respect for others, a sense of responsibility, the importance of self-belief and a realisation that we all depend on each other.
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Since January 2016, Mrs Carol Laverick BSc PGCE, previously headteacher of Westholme Junior School. Local girl (educated Turton High School, followed by maths degree at Edinburgh). First teaching job was as class teacher at St Nicholas’ School, Fleet, Hampshire before moving to Bolton School (Girls’ Division) initially in similar role and, in final two years, as second mistress of the Junior School, before moving to Westholme in September 1999.


Two-form entry with a maximum of 25 in a class. Most children come from Beech House, Bolton Schools Infant Department, and entry is automatic. External candidates take formal tests in English, maths, verbal and non-verbal reasoning in the January of the year of entry. However, mid-stream enquiries are catered for when places arise.

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