The recent acquisition of Chapter House offers a unique opportunity, and is the key to unlocking the wider transformation of Westminster into a modern twenty-first century school, welcoming boys and girls from age four to 18.
Built in 1992 Chapter House is a former office building with 3,266 square metres of floor space, set over four storeys. Its front entrance is on Chapter Street and its rear is on Hide Place, directly to the rear of Adrian House. The site will be redeveloped into a state-of-the-art building for the school and will house classrooms and larger group spaces, designed in consultation with pupils, parents and staff.
Plans include a welcoming, light-filled four-storey atrium, a large library, plus break-out spaces for formal and informal meetings beneath a central light well, light and airy classrooms, IT suites and science labs.
It also offers scope for specialist facilities for music, including a suite of teaching and practice rooms and an informal performance space. It is envisioned the finished building will include an outdoor wellbeing space on the the roof.
Work is already underway to strip-out Chapter House before the remodeling begins, and the finished building is set to open in September 2025. At this time, the School’s main current building, Adrian House, will close for full renovation for one year, to consolidate and reimagine existing spaces, ensuring that it continues to be an excellent environment to enhance the learning of boys and girls for many years to come. Adrian House will reopen in September 2026, at the point when the Under School expands to welcome children in Reception.