Westlands School was a temporary site for the Scarborough Girls High School in Westbourne Grove.
Jack Binns says 'In 1912 St Martin’s grammar school could be maintained no longer by the Anglican church and passed into the care of the North Riding. With 130 boys its premises were overcrowded, inadequate and outdated. The “solution” devised in Northallerton and approved in Scarborough was to amalgamate St Martin’s with the boys of the Muni and put them all into the Westwood building. So there was no room there for the Muni girls: they were expelled to make do with new cramped quarters at Westlands, a former girls’ private school emptied after the 1914 bombardment. The Scarborough Boys’ High School was created at their expense'.
Photographs courtesy of Jane Hills, approx date 1903. Jane says "They were my great grandmother's photos and she was born in 1886 and married in 1912. Although not clear images I thought they were interesting to share as I doubt there are any others around from that time. She was called Kathleen Suggitt, there is also a Gertrude Furness in the photos who also attended the school.