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+.
Record University Success
Westminsters continue to maintain a remarkably high level of success with university applications. In the current round of applications, a record 97 pupils have secured places or offers at Oxford and Cambridge. Many other pupils have already received offers of choice at other globally-ranked Russell Group universities, and eight Westminsters have so far won Early Decision places in the USA (at Brown, Chicago, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, MIT and Yale), with many others waiting to hear later in the term.
A-level, Pre-U and GCSE Results 2013
In a year when the percentage of top grades awarded fell nationally, the proportion of these grades achieved by Westminster pupils matched the consistently impressive statistics of recent years:
- at GCSE, 86.2% of all grades awarded were at A*, and 98.2% were at A* or A
- at A-level, over 50% of grades were at A* or D1/D2 (pre-U equivalent), and 88.5% were at A*/A (or equivalent)
Harris Westminster Sixth Form Academy
2013 'Top public school offers pupils from poor backgrounds academy route to Oxbridge' more
Press Release: new Head Master from 2014
'The Governing Body of Westminster School has appointed Mr Patrick Derham to be Head Master from September 2014' more
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.