Westminster School is one of the UK’s leading academic schools and the only ancient London school to occupy its original site.

Our Ethos

The ethos of the School resides in the tradition reflected in the 1560 Elizabethan Charter, which declares: “The youth which is growing to manhood [today we would properly say adulthood], as tender shoots in the wood of our state, shall be liberally instructed in good books to the greater honour of the state”.

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About Westminster

Westminster is an ancient school in the heart of London, the only one still to occupy its original site, immediately next to Westminster Abbey and the Houses of Parliament. Its origins can be traced to a charity school established by the Benedictine monks of the Abbey of St Peter, and it is more than likely that this spiritual and educational tradition goes back as far as 960 AD.

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13 May 2022

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Head Master's Welcome

I feel an enormous sense of privilege in having the opportunity to lead such an outstanding academic institution.

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School Life


Westminster has a long history as a boarding school and today we have a lively boarding community of approximately 190 boys and girls.

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Academic Life

University Entrants 2021

Find out about the institutions in the UK and overseas where our pupils continue their education and the subject areas they study.

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Westminster’s programme of sport, known within the school as Station, offers pupils a choice of more than 25 different sporting activities.

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Open Days

Find out when your child is able to join the School using the personalised age checker and timeline.

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Westminster School gratefully welcomes donations to support fundraising efforts across the School community.

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