Westminster is one of the UK's leading academic schools and the only ancient London school to occupy its original site next to Westminster Abbey and the Houses of Parliament. With a mixture of day and boarding pupils, Westminster is a happy, busy and purposeful place where individual and collective excellence is encouraged. Boys can join the School at 13+ and girls and boys can join the co-educational Sixth Form at 16+.
The ethos of the school resides in the enduring values of the liberal tradition reflected in the 1560 Charter of Westminster’s Elizabethan foundation, where it is stated that:
'...the youth which is growing to manhood, as tender shoots in the wood of our state, shall be liberally instructed in good books to the greater honour of the state...'.