About Westminster

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...'.