Dear Parents, Guardians and prospective West Hill pupils,

My name is Luke Houston and I have the privilege of being West Hill’s Head Boy. When I Joined West Hill I never thought I could be where I am today. West Hill has helped and allowed me to grow into a highly motivated, independent young man. I truly believe that if your son takes the opportunities offered to him, then he too can achieve to the best of his ability.

West Hill is more than just a school: It is a community - It encourages students to aim high and reach their full potential, helping boys to succeed academically whilst also offering an extremely wide range of extracurricular activities. These activities range from achieving the Duke of Edinburgh’s award, completing the National Three Peaks Challenge, a geographical study trip to Iceland, a bi-annual Skiing trip, Water sport trip and so much more!

West Hill has been supporting the young men in and around Stalybridge since 1927! It has gone from strength to strength and continues to provide excellent tuition to its pupils. One of the most well known aspects of West Hill is our outstanding sporting record. West Hill’s PE department is renowned and if you are ever in the Sports Centre you only have to look in front of you to see the achievements of West Hill and its pupils.

Another esteemed aspect of West Hill is the Music Department. All events always receive praise from the local community, especially the annual Carol Concert. The music department offers many after school activities that allow students to learn new skills they wouldn’t gain elsewhere.

West Hill’s atmosphere is one that allows students to progress as individuals, but also to progress academically. They are supported by their teachers and the curriculum alike. West Hill also offers schemes to support pupils such as the Cycle to School Scheme.

I can honestly say that being at West Hill is both exciting and challenging, and has prepared me for life. We are constantly offered support for our Post 16 options which includes; work experience,  speaking with career advisors, mock interviews and attending career fairs.

I feel privileged to call West Hill my school. Over the past four years, I have benefited from the many opportunities on offer, both academically and socially. Those opportunities are there for all – and I encourage you to grasp them with both hands.

Luke Houston

Head Boy 2019-2020