Westminster is one of the foremost centres of academic excellence in the country. However, our commitment to the academic life does not manifest itself in an educative style that revolves around the passing of examinations.


Lower School

When boys first arrive at the school, aged 13, they follow a common yet comprehensive programme of study. This includes English, Maths, the Sciences, Geography, History, Religious Studies, French and Classics, as well as Art, Drama, Music and Electronics, Design and Computer Science. They also benefit from a broad Wellbeing (PSHE) programme and two afternoons of Sport each week.

As pupils progress through the school they are encouraged to make more of their own subject choices. In Years 10 and 11 boys are prepared for 10 or 11 GCSEs or IGCSEs, more than half of which they choose for themselves. All pupils must study Maths, English Language, English Literature, French and at least two of the three sciences; however, beyond that the choice of subjects is personal to each pupil and their parents.

"At Westminster we’re actively encouraged to go beyond the syllabus: to do our own research, to ask questions, to read around the subject. It helps us to achieve high grades, but the real result is that I feel empowered."

Upper School

In the Sixth Form our boys and girls normally take four A-level or Pre-U courses, all of which are chosen by the pupils themselves. We pride ourselves on offering an excellent range of subjects, all of which are taught by specialist staff; more detailed and current information on these can be found in our 16+ Prospectus.

Beyond the classroom

To enhance the formal elements of study we have a wide variety of co-curricular activities on offer for all year groups, allowing our pupils not only to enjoy and to develop their existing interests and passions, but also to discover new ideas, perspectives and skills which will broaden their horizons.

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

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