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+.
Harris Westminster Sixth Form Academy
2013 'Top public school offers pupils from poor backgrounds academy route to Oxbridge' more
A-level and Pre-U Results 2012
For the third consecutive summer, Westminster pupils achieved the exceptional tally of 53.2% of grades at A* or D1/D2 (Pre-U equivalent). In the Pre-U, 71% of all grades were at D1/D2. Overall 88% of grades were A*/A or equivalent.
2012 'Westminster School has held the top position ever since the FT started ranking schools after the 2005-06 exam results. This year, then, it is no surprise to find it in the number one spot again.' more
2011 'Westminster School retains top spot' more
GCSE Results 2012
Again this year, Westminster pupils achieved the impressive tally of over 85% of grades at A*, with 97% of grades at either A* or A.
2012 'A class apart: how single-sex schools lead the way at GCSE' more
Most recent inspection
2010 Independent Schools Inspectorate 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.