Basic Information & Transportation
Westminster is a day and boarding school for boys from aged 13, and co-educational in the sixth form. It is renowned for being a busy, passionate and purposeful place encouraging independent thinking.
Benefited by the unique setting between the Houses of Parliament and Westminster Abbey, Westminster is basically lies in the heart of London with convenient transportation.
‘Loyal dissent’ is the core value of this school. Students are loyal to liberal education, respectful of scholarship, and are equally prepared to challenge, to question and to explore the content of that learning. Westminster has been the educational home of some of the world’s most influential writers, politicians, artists, economists, scientists, philosophers and social entrepreneurs for centuries.
In Lower School, boys follow a common yet comprehensive study programme. As progressing through, boys are encouraged to make more of subject choices. In Years 10 and 11, boys are prepared for 10 or 11 GCSEs or IGCSEs, more than half of which they choose for themselves.
In the Sixth Form, boys and girls normally take four A-level or the Cambridge Pre-U courses, all of which are chosen by the pupils from a wide range of subjects.
Westminster leavers apply successfully to top universities, nationally and internationally. At least 70 pupils each year have been offered places at Oxford and Cambridge in the last five years.
Pastoral Care & Boarding
Approximately one quarter of Sixth Formers are boarders. They can take full advantage of the school’s extended evening programme, including concerts, plays, sport, lectures, and academic and cultural trips around London. Day pupils can also stay after school at library, sports centre and theatre.
To make sure that pupils receive both support and guidance from a variety of sources, a dedicated Housemaster, a personal Tutor, Chaplain, the School Counsellor and a team of pupils who have been trained as Peer Supporters will all act as supporters.
Extracurricular & personal development
Westminster is offering an excellent range of activities to students. Sport offers pupils a choice of more than 25 different activities. Benefited by its location, students can enjoy a great deal of outdoor space for sport: shooting gallery, several fives courts and playing fields at Vincent Square. Over 6,000m² of indoor space is also provided.
The school believes drama, art and music sparks creativity and innovation in many areas of life, study and pupils’ confidence. Related facilities are all well prepared.
Pupils in Years 9 and 10 benefit from two or more extra-curricular activities after school on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Over 30 different classes and workshops are available. Sixth formers can study an additional language such as Sanskrit or Arabic, and take some practical course.