Westminster is an independent boarding and day school in the heart of Central London next to Westminster Abbey and the Houses of Parliament. Boys can join Westminster at 13+ and girls and boys can join the co-educational sixth form at 16+.
Applying to Westminster
Boys can enter Westminster via the Under School at 7 or 8 years old
Aimed principally at boys from state or independent primary schools at the end of Year 6. Pupils spend two years at the Under School before transferring to Westminster School when they are 13 years old.
Boys should be registering for 13+ entry to Westminster School before they start Year 6 (the academic year when they turn eleven). Every year 120 boys enter Westminster School at this stage including 45-50 boys who transfer from Westminster Under School.
Girls and boys may apply to enter Westminster School at this stage. Registration opens in the summer of the year before entry and the entrance examinations take place in November.
Every year, eight 13 year old boys become Queen’s Scholars following the scholarship examinations, known as The Challenge, which are held in early May. Auditions for music scholarships take place in January or February.