Friday 23 February 2018

We are delighted to share in the success of Head Girl Abi Heywood as she receives an All-Rounder Scholarship to Sedbergh School in Cumbria.


Head Girl Abi awarded top national scholarship

Head Girl Abi Heywood has been awarded a scholarship to the sixth form at one of the country’s top boarding schools.

Abi, who is 15 has been awarded a Sedbergh School’s All-Rounder Scholarship awarded only to the most exceptional candidates.

All-Rounder Scholarships are awarded only to applicants who show potential as leaders and whose all-round attributes will ensure that they make a major contribution to the life of the Cumbrian school.

Abi had to sit a general examination paper before spending the night at the boarding school where she was assessed for suitability.

She also underwent a series of interviews and an assessment in her two specialist chosen subjects of Drama and Sport. She was required to perform her own choice of theatre piece and face a practical assessment of ability in her three major team sports of tennis, hockey and netball.

And just when she thought it was all over, she was asked to give an unaccompanied and impromptu performance of Over the Rainbow!

“Abi has been an outstanding pupil ever since she came to us from Ashdell Preparatory School,” said John Hicks.

“She has thrived in our supportive co-educational environment and has been an outstanding Head Girl.  She has also played the lead in some of our most successful annual shows, including Grease and The Wizard of Oz.”

“To have been awarded a scholarship to Sedbergh is an incredible accolade for both Abi and for Westbourne and we are extremely proud of everything she has achieved during her years with us.”

Congratulations Abi!


Our own Scholarship Examination Day will be held on Monday 23rd January 2017. 

Scholarships are available at Westbourne in the following categories - Academic, Music, Drama, Sport and All-Round (Academic plus Music, Drama or Sport)

To find out more call Mrs Woodhead on 0114 266 0374 or e-mail: