Community Links

We are a community high school and believe our young people should develop a good appreciation of their heritage take pride in the local area.

We have a good working relationship with nearby primary schools who visit us regularly to use our facilities or take part in events.

WHS also has close links local groups, businesses and voluntary organisations and in return our students take part in competitions, initiatives and help out with events.

WHS has a strong performing arts department for example and each year we stage two large productions and bus pensioner groups in to see the performance. Our students have lunch with the visitors and it has become a firm favourite in the school calendar.

We support a range of charities each year and have recently held bake sales, non-uniform days and food collections to raise funds and awareness for the likes of Children in Need, Jeans for Genes and Bolton Urban Outreach.

We are proud to say Westhoughton High School is involved in the Tony Blair Foundation ‘Face to Faith’ project, which links our students with young people across the globe via regular video conferencing to discuss and confront challenging aspects of belief and prejudice.

Closer to home WHS works with neighbouring secondary schools and has wide ranging contacts within the community. We play an active part in local civic events and value our work with the local ‘Rotary Club’ which in turn supports the school on a variety of levels.

Read more about our community links and activities in the news section of this site, or, to find out more about local news and events within the community visit Westhoughton Community Network.